Category Archives: culture

Thank God for the catfish…

“They used to tank cod from Alaska all the way to China. They’d keep them in vats in the ship. By the time the codfish reached China the flesh was mush and tasteless. So this guy came up with this … Continue reading

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Leadership on the Front Line

Managers are the linchpins connecting the daily actions of a workforce with corporate vision.  Yet the gap remains.  Why? Most companies complain about the gap that exists between corporate strategy and the daily work performed on the front lines. In response, … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Leadership and Leadership Culture Part 4

Ted Kennedy, Low-Potential Leader I did not intend for there to be a “Part 4” of my series on The Intersection of Leadership and Leadership Culture. But I was struck by the death of Senator Ted Kennedy this morning after … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Leadership and The Leadership Culture Part 3

This is part three of our series about the intersection of how leaders develop a culture of leadership around them. Today, we draw directly from a conference article by Pastor Dave Ferguson of Community Christian Church in Suburban Chicago titled … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Leadership and The Leadership Culture Part 2

We are picking up today where we left off yesterday, with the idea of a general shift in thinking about leadership development. I draw from several resources. The following excerpt from Scientific American, July 31, 2007, adequately describes The New … Continue reading

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When the Easy Button Does Not Work

“Leaders are responsible for both the big structures that serve as cornerstones of confidence, and for the human touches that shape a positive emotional climate to inspire and motivate people.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter How does one best become equipped … Continue reading

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What is Leadership Coaching, how does it relate to Customer Loyalty and what can it do for our business?

Managers are the linchpins connecting the daily actions of a workforce with business success. Yet most people complain about the gap that exists between corporate strategy, growth, profitability and the daily work performed on the front lines. All the while, … Continue reading

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What to do when team work is not "just fine"

So many managers, owners and team leaders ask me to help them with developing their teams at work. A common struggle is the difficulty in gauging how the work team really feels about their group dynamics. Here are a few … Continue reading

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What Should I Expect from you as my Coach? Part Three

So far, I have listed 10 things to expect from me as your coach. Here I conclude my list of basic expectations. I share these with every new or returning client, although I work with each of my clients to … Continue reading

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