Congratulations! You just finished an epic blog post titled “10 Ways to Supercharge Your Leadership and Build the Organization You’ve Always Dreamed Of!”. Oh yeah, that was good stuff. Inspiring! Exciting! Every, bold, capitalized, exclamatory bullet point calling you to act like the 10,000 bullet points you’ve read before, (and mostly saying the same thing). … Continue reading Breaking the Illusion of Progress
But you know that. At least I think you know that. Yet the org chart just won’t die. It’s still the most popular, simplistic, and common way of depicting our organizations. It provides a snapshot of people in little squares that represent function and span of control or at least that’s the intention. Org charts are motionless, time-bound and … Continue reading Your Org Chart is Not Your Organization
When you first choose, (or land in), a profession the immediate need is to narrow your focus. It’s natural to want to master the skills necessary to succeed. The search begins for tools, resources and role models that will help you get and stay on track. If you’re in a leadership role you might dig … Continue reading The Process of Narrowing and Expanding – Are You Stuck in a Rut?
Please choose the response you feel is most accurate. Business is _______________. A. People B. Products C. Profits D. Production E. All of the Above F. None of the Above Try not to read ahead. Take your time. I’ll wait. Got your answer? “Not fair”, you say, “any of these answers could be right depending on … Continue reading Try This One-Question Business Quiz
One of the first lessons you learn in leadership is how quickly your grand ambitions can be buried under an avalanche of reactive busy work, especially if your role falls somewhere in the zone of chaos known as middle management. From day to day the priorities can swing wildly. It takes all you have just … Continue reading So This Is What They Call Burnout