Does it help to post scripture verses or virtuous quotes in a person’s cubicle or at the bottom of e-mails? Several studies, quoted below, explored that issue. The results of these studies have some food for thought in actions necessary to build healthy organizational cultures. “In a series of studies, subjects were told that they’d… Continue reading Leadership Nugget # 14: The Impact Of Visible Values on Organization Culture
Quality and skill are becoming less important as more and more employees look for ease in the workplace. Consider the following research: 45 % of employees aspire to achieve work/life balance, which is more than double the number of employees that rank being the best at what they do (17 %) as their top career… Continue reading Leadership Nugget #13: Can Organizations Adapt Enough to Satisfy The Philosophy of Entitlement?
The consequences of sustained poor or average leadership can have devastating effects on a company, its success, and its employees. We often read about failures of leaders in academic terms (10 Traits Of The Bad Boss, etc.) but to watch in real time how confused or inadequate leadership can destroy the potential of a company… Continue reading Can A Company Become Unleadable?
The story you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the guilty. The Organization During my early career I accepted a job with an organization in which the culture can best be described as bureaupathological. How the organization stayed in existence was beyond me. The unit was a training… Continue reading Changing A Sick Organizational Culture: The Story Of A Slow Elevator
Bruce Kasanoff recently posted an interesting article titled “Why Good Is Not The Enemy Of Great”. (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-good-enemy-great-bruce-kasanoff). In his article he makes a provocative statement: “Our mindless obsession with greatness may well be the root cause of much that is wrong today in the world of business and, well, the world.” Do not miss the… Continue reading Why Good Is A Barrier To Great and Great Is A Barrier To Operational Effectiveness
This article was originally posted on LinkedIn on June 30, 2014 More is expected from the workplace than ever before. Companies are asked to develop foundational skills (compensate for the school systems). They are expected to be a place employees can find fulfillment and meaning (compensate for the home and the churches). They are expected… Continue reading Flat, Self-Managed and Fun: Are We Positioning Organizations For Mediocrity?