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Energized by Inclusion

March 1, 2016 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformancePositive Deviance  No comments

Judge Hammer

Old school leaders aspire to the belief that
“he who holds the knowledge, holds the power

  The new paradigm is he who holds the knowledge,
and doesn’t share it, is probably guilty.

blank scoreboardWe would never consider a sporting event without goals, displaying confusing scoreboards or faceless time clocks.  Instead feedback is immediate, concise, compelling, and consistently understood by everyone both in the game and on the sidelines.

goal posts In contrast, many work environments are inundated with ambigui...

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On-Target On-boarding

May 11, 2014 Affective LeadershipEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsPeer Powered PerformanceTraining

Governance vs management

I originally wrote this for training seasonal employees but I also believe it applies to any nonprofit attempting to on-board a new board member, volunteer or staff.  I would now use a digital flash system but the purpose and approach is the same.  First it is important to know for a fact that those who say they understand governance also believe they fully comprehend quantum physics.  They may really know their stuff but it is better to test first and rather than regret later.  

One of the...

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The Upside of Inverting Your Organization

March 1, 2014 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered Performance

Inverted pyramid comparison

This is a MUST READ for anyone serious about giving  your front line team FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY.

Recognized as the 2008 the “Number One Best Employer in India” by Hewitt Associates and Business Week.  HCLT is propelled by a leadership style described by Fortune Magazine as “The World’s Most Modern Management” CEO Vineet Nayar has been singled out by the London Business School as “the leader of organizational Innovation”...

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Leading without Positional Power

February 26, 2014 Affective LeadershipDiagnosticsEmotional IntelligencePeer Powered PerformancePositive Deviance

The Starfish and the Spider+Employees First

Leaderless organizations are everywhere.  If you don’t find ways to include everyone on your team, you may soon be the one sitting on the bench.

After reading a bio of one of my business heroes, Vineet Nayar I decided to read his favorite book The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom.   Vineet was the CEO of HCL Technologies at the time and has been recognized as one of the top business thinkers in the world today...

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I have the least amount of skill in the organization

January 14, 2014 Emotional Intelligence  No comments


I have the least amount of skill in the organization”.

We might expect to hear this from a new employee, but how would you feel if you were to hear this from the CEO of your hospital? Would you be inspired or think “he should be fired”? The answer to this question says a great deal about your understanding of the role of today’s most influential leaders...

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