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Recently pondering the motivation dilemma that most all organizations face at one time or another, I remembered my father’s mantra about creating the right organizational climate:  “Just check with the plumber about which way it runs,” he would say.  “It starts at the top and quickly goes downhill.” Apathy is one of the most seriousContinue reading “Key Ability for Today’s Leaders? Adaptation Tops The List!”

Zombies really exist you know.  Just walk among your corridors and cubicles and you will see some.  Their lifelessness and stilted guttural emanations bring a halt to the energy and passion that underlies forward movement.  What’s worse is that they impart a kind of virus that creates other zombies.  Pretty soon there is an epidemicContinue reading “Factors Influencing Employee Passion…Or…There Really Are Zombies Among Us!”

With Thanksgiving right around the corner many of us will embark upon a considerable gift buying spree for the Holiday Season. Some of us will practically break the bank in an effort to show love and appreciation for family members and significant friends.  But what about the other people in our lives that are significant due toContinue reading “4 Unique Gifts You Can Give Your Employees During This Holiday Season”

“You are an S-I personality style.  Your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit with your personal value system.  You are gentle, caring, complex and highlyContinue reading “Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) an S-I Personality Style? Read Further And Let Me Know If You Agree”

Self-awareness is an important—if not the most important—quality of good leaders.  This newsletter highlights three leadership assessments that pinpoint strengths as well as challenges in personality and behavioral style.  Heightening awareness of strengths allows leaders to diminish the negative impact they have on others.  After closing my laptop on Walter White for the last newsletter, another angleContinue reading “Leader Self-Awareness: Averting the Train Wreck”

Wanted:  Plumber with experience who knows which way (fill in the blank) runs and who can communicate same to leaders who are absolutely convinced they are not the purveyors of  (fill in the blank)!! To a large degree, plumbers unclog pipes and drains, right!  And while vitally important, particularly under certain circumstances, it’s not tooContinue reading “2 Toxic Habits That Can Drain Trust And Productivity Out Of Your Workplace”