I had heard a recording by the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, seen a documentary about them, and heard about a classic Harvard Business School case study that focused on their leadership style. But, I heard them live last week and I … Read More..
Early in the life of a major change, you will need to delegate portions of the initiative to various individuals, teams, and departments. The handoff from you to them is critically important. If you fumble or if they fail to … Read More..
. . . or any other big meeting for that matter? I’ve attended a lot of dreadful big meetings. Sometimes they’re called all-hands meetings, town halls, or something else. These big meetings usually involve almost everyone in the organization. I … Read More..
Energy can quickly drain out of a big change for a variety of reasons. But I heard a new one recently. I was interviewing a senior person in an organization regarding a study I am doing on Batteries Not Included™. … Read More..
You are already living your values whether you’ve ever thought about them or not. When someone asks your employees, “What’s it like to work here?” Or a potential supplier asks, “What are they like to work with?,” you will hear … Read More..
Are you a leader who needs the whole-hearted support of people who don’t report to you? In a survey I just completed, I found this to be a huge problem. The people whose support you need could be your boss, … Read More..
(Part of The Energy Bar series #12) People tell me how challenging it is to run meetings and conference calls that get people energized and engaged. So, I started thinking about all of the approaches that I’ve actually seen work. … Read More..
This month marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, a document that provided rule-of-law protection for the people. Lord Dening, a 20th Century British jurist, called it “the greatest constitutional document of all time, the foundation … Read More..
(#11 in The Energy Bar series) When I talk to clients about the importance of knowing whether their ideas are going over or not, many of my clients agree, but ask, “How can you tell?” The late Kathie Dannemiller facilitated … Read More..
(#10 in The Energy Bar series) Jim Blasingame (the Small Business Advocate) told me a great story about energy. At age 27, he landed a job in sales with Xerox. He met with the local head of a manufacturing … Read More..