Strategic Leadership

Mission statements: Beware empty promises and hollow platitudes

January 9, 2020
See if you can tell what the problem is with these well-known mission statements.

Think stream, not income

January 9, 2020
Is your business working too hard for too little money? This anecdote may point you to a new line of thinking.

One woman’s victory over corporate tunnel vision

January 9, 2020
Here’s an example of smart people being just a little blind in hiring.

Need a business exit strategy?

December 13, 2019
There can be many reasons you may want to close, to sell, or to move on to something else. Here are 5 strategies to be aware of, should this time arise.

What to do when their feedback is rough

December 13, 2019
Hearing negative feedback can be difficult, both psychologically and physically. Adam Grant tackles this subject on his podcast “WorkLife.”

Need a model for day-to-day operations? Consider NASA’s

December 13, 2019
Here are Behavioral Science Technology’s five timeless rules of operation for renewed commitment to safety and cultural transformation at NASA back in 2005. Compare them to the way you do business where you work.

The key to using humor at work

November 20, 2019
It’s commonly assumed that positive humor is A-OK for leaders to use, whereas negative humor is frowned upon. However, new research from the University of Missouri has found that the type of humor may have no bearing on how people perceive it at work.

2 mistakes when managing change

November 20, 2019
According to a study by Zenger/Folkman, a leadership development consultancy, if you want to successfully lead a change, avoid doing the following.

Leadership by watching, waiting

November 7, 2019
Q. What is the biggest mistake you see leaders making today?

5 principles ‘futurize’ your company

November 7, 2019
In The Future Workplace Experience, authors Jeanne Meister and Kevin Mulcahy lay out guidelines for maintaining your company’s recruiting health in order to attract new talent and keep what you have. Here are the five principles to integrate into your culture.