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Culture

5 Signs that it’s Time for a Culture Upgrade

April 25, 2017

“There are always telltale signs that your company culture needs an upgrade,” writes Brent Gleeson in Inc. “Don’t ignore them!”


Make Every Employee A Chief Purpose Officer

April 24, 2017

“Talk about purpose adds little without clarity on the deeds and roles that back it up,” says Rich Lyons, Dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.


Leadership

How to Be an Inspiring Leader

April 26, 2017

“Effective leadership isn’t generic,” suggests Eric Garton in Harvard Business Review. “To achieve great performance, companies need a leadership profile that reflects their unique context…We found that the same is true of leaders: They must be spiky, not well-rounded, and those ‘spikes’ must be relevant to the way that the company creates value.”


Strategy Talk: How Do I Build a Strong Pipeline of Future Leaders?

April 13, 2017

“Asking your people to be more strategic can feel like telling them to get taller. What can you—or they—really do to make that happen? Fortunately, strategic acumen is not like one’s height. The ability to think, act, and lead strategically is a skill, and anyone can become better at it.” Ken Favaro shares two approaches for giving executives the opportunity to develop their strategic acumen.


Teams

3 Steps To Create A High-functioning Team

April 18, 2017

“A team that makes the most of the talent around the table creates better results” writes Joelle K Jay in Inc. “A high-functioning team is not easy to build. But it can be done – and the following three steps are a great start.”


Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

March 31, 2017

“If cognitive diversity is what we need to succeed in dealing with new, uncertain, and complex situations,” say Alison Reynolds and David Lewis in Harvard Business Review, “leaders will have to get much better at building their team’s sense of psychological safety.”


Other

Your Brain Doesn’t Want to Change: 5 Ways to Make It

April 11, 2017

“Navigating change, both personally and professionally, requires you to form new habits, and that requires some discomfort,” says Anne Grady. “The more ingrained you are in the old way of doing things, the longer it takes to form new habits. The good news is you can intentionally train yourself to think and behave in new ways.”


Leading Change: Adaptive Skills For The New Age

April 6, 2017

“Many human resources departments and business schools offer courses on large-scale organizational change management. But fewer seem to offer education on individual, self-change management. And, in order to lead others through change, it seems to me you have to first learn to manage yourself.” Forbes’ Gary Bradt offers offers a “change toolkit” with ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving to get better results.