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Culture Resources

Organizational culture isn’t always easy to define but we know a strong work environment when we see and experience it.  There is probably no greater leadership responsibility than creating an environment where people not only feel safe and respected but want to thrive and push the boundaries of their potential. Moreover, the best cultures always put the welfare of the organization over the needs of any one individual.

Clarifying What Words Mean In Your Organization

Words Matter In many workplaces, the aim is clear communication, but achieving it is another ballgame. We might think that industry terms or company lingo are understood by everyone. However, even a straightforward word like “accountability” can take on different meanings depending on an individual’s position or background. For a team leader, it could mean

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The Five Benefits of Constructive Dissent

I am always troubled by leaders who can’t handle dissent or different points of view than their own. No leader has all the answers, nor should they be expected to. As you grow an organization, you will find you need to rely on people more not less.  Weak leaders want to employ “yes” men or

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  • The State of Organizations 2023: Ten shifts transforming organizations

    Through the State of Organizations Survey, conversations with CEOs and their teams, and the findings of recent McKinsey research, we have identified ten of the most important organizational shifts that businesses need to address today. These shifts are both challenging and harbingers of opportunity, depending on how organizations address them.

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  • What Is Psychological Safety?

    What exactly is psychological safety? It’s a term that’s used a lot but is often misunderstood. In this piece, the author answers the following questions with input from Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson, who coined the phrase “team psychological safety”: 1) What is psychological safety? 2) Why is psychological safety important? 3) How has […]

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  • Why Innovation Depends on Intellectual Honesty

    Fostering psychological safety isn’t enough if managers don’t pay particular attention to creating conditions for healthy debate. Innovation flourishes when people on a team openly debate and disagree. The question is how to get them to speak their minds, particularly when it means challenging their leaders or acknowledged experts. Some management experts argue that the […]

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  • High Performance: Lessons From The Best on Becoming Your Best

    Please click on link to download a copy of this summary   SECTION 1 – HIGH-PERFORMANCE MINDSET  Lesson 1: Take Responsibility He (Albert Badura) speculated that when people don’t believe they have what it takes to complete a task successfully, they would see little point in making an initial effort. When these people did attempt […]

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  • How To Lead by David M. Rubenstein

      Introduction: “Why should anyone really want to be a leader?… First, a leader can create the type of change or results that will improve the lives of others. Second, a leader can motivate others to become leaders, and in turn, improve other’s lives. And third, a leader can feel a sense of accomplishment and […]

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  • Small Giants by Bo Burlingham

      Introduction …they have chosen not to focus on revenue growth or geographical expansion, pursuing instead other goals they consider more important than getting as big as possible, as fast as possible.  To make those tradeoffs, the companies have had to remain privately owned, with the majority of stock in the hands of one person, […]

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