What Happens When We Collaborate to Be Better

When we collaborate, we all get better. Yet, our culture values individualism above all else. “I can do this. I don’t need you. I won’t depend on anyone.” You might hear a two year old proclaim indignantly, “I do it myself.” That approach appeals to us and serves as [...]

2020-03-20T09:17:49-05:00

Why Leadership Teams Are Important to Culture

We often forget about the role of leadership teams in building culture. Organizations, even small ones, rarely have only one leader. The CEO, president, chancellor, superintendent depend on a team of leaders to facilitate and guide people in the organization.  The Role of Leadership Teams Leadership teams have a [...]

2020-02-18T17:08:51-06:00

Seven Characteristics I Look for in a Leader

My view of leaders and leadership has evolved over time. I have soaked in the philosophies and perspectives of many people. They include but are certainly not limited to Peter Drucker, W. Edwards Deming, John Maxwell, Simon Sinek, Seth Godin, Stephen Covey, Jon Kotter, Jim Collins, Dr. Seuss. And, [...]

2020-02-18T17:08:38-06:00

Perspective-How to See Through the Eyes of Others

Perspective changes everything. How can we see through the eyes of others? Why would we want to? When I can stop and consider how someone else sees the problem or lack of a problem, the new view can change my perception. Perspective or perception? Let's keep this simple. Basically, [...]

2020-02-18T17:07:29-06:00

Four Revealing Ideas to Effectively Manage an Organization

To effectively manage an organization, we must first remember that it is a system. All systems left unattended will naturally find their state of disorganization. This is the principle of entropy. We could also refer to it as the “random capacity of the system.” Our problem grows . . . Most [...]

2020-02-18T17:07:20-06:00

How to Transform Almost Anything to Be Your Best

New Eyes Needed for Your Best Work To transform means to make a marked change in the form, nature, or appearance of  (Oxford Online Dictionary). If our goal is to transform ourselves, our work, our home, or anything, then something has to change. Your best work sometimes requires something [...]

2020-02-18T17:12:01-06:00