Gift Giving & Leadership

Gift Giving & Leadership

I recently saw the movie “The Man Who Invented Christmas”, a fictionalized account of how Charles Dickens was inspired to write the classic tale, “A Christmas Carol.” Hard working, laser focused on his mission, frugal in both personal and business matters, Ebenezer Scrooge was by most measures an excellent businessman. What caused Scrooge’s deep unpleasantness, as...

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Building a Culture of Accountability

Building a Culture of Accountability

Are alignment, accountability and results important to you? Read about my framework to learn how to create a #CultureofAccountabilty! Most organizational leaders want to build a culture of accountability. They desire to have commitment, engagement and alignment with strategic goals. They want to avoid the frustration, disappointment, breakdown and problems that...

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To Shift Organizational Culture, Create a Movement!

To Shift Organizational Culture, Create a Movement!

Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing against you, everything is more difficult. For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often the most challenging part of the transformation. Innovation demands...

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The Leadership Journey

The Leadership Journey

I am heading out of town tomorrow for a nice long vacation to Nova Scotia Canada. It’s been quite a while since I’ve taken a long vacation and I’m very excited! My husband has a lot of history in this part of Canada that I’m looking forward to seeing and learning about for the first time. In addition, we are going with two other couples who will add a lot of fun and...

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Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch!

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch!

A successful business strategy always involves mobilizing people in pursuit of an organizational objective. Without careful attention to aligning people, this strategy is simply a plan on a piece of paper. So what happens when a new strategy clashes with an old culture? Culture eats strategy for lunch! This adage always reminds us that implementing a business...

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Communication & Leadership Success

Communication & Leadership Success

Communication means business. Communication is more than the “feel good” part of an organization. Great internal communication helps employees connect the dots between what they do and what they achieve in the overarching business strategy. When it’s good – it informs. When it’s great –  it engages employees, and moves them to action! Done right, communication...

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Judgement

Judgement

Here comes the judge! Some of you may remember Flip Wilson’s bit from the show Laugh-In in the late 1960’s. He’d enter the stage with white wig and black robe, “Here come da judge!” While this phrase was an oft used punch line on the show, it’s not always funny or helpful. Have you been judged? How does it feel? Although none of us like to be judged, we often do it...

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Leadership – Give it Your Heart and Soul!

Leadership – Give it Your Heart and Soul!

“You have a masterpiece inside you, you know. One unlike any that has ever been created, or ever will be. If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it. Only you.” – Gordon Mackenzie Would you like it if people called you and your organization heartless or soulless? Of course not! However, if you don’t...

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Leadership & Understanding Each Other

Leadership & Understanding Each Other

I want to offer some considerations for Leaders who want to achieve more in their world, be more successful in their world, have more fun in their world, increase their overall life satisfaction, mentally feel better and be respected by others. I offer these considerations for all Leaders…not just leaders who are in formal positions with a title that connotes a...

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