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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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Recycling the Same Old Issues?

June 9, 2014 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsPeer Powered Performance  No comments

I am a recycling Neanderthal; I get confused about what goes where, do tops stay on, what kind of plastic is or isn’t recyclable, especially if there are bins or labels I may be unfamiliar with. Truth be told if I am in a hurry and can’t quickly decide (or don’t have my reading glasses) I give it my best guess and in they go. Reflecting on my sorting conundrum I realized this is exactly like the process nonprofit boards and staff go though.

The distribution of board/staff responsibilities...

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Hire the Fire

May 26, 2014 Affective LeadershipAssociation InsightsEmotional Intelligence  No comments


When I first began studying Vineet Nayar several years ago I was stunned by his hiring process.  In most organizations “Meeting the CEO” was more of a “welcome to” instead of a real “inter-view”.  In Vineet’s case not only were his interviews real but even after these perspective new employees had completed all the tests, survived multiple interrogations by peers, and supervisors many left Vineet’s office not only unemployed but grateful that together they had made the choice tha...

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Social Media Minefield

May 22, 2014 Emotional Intelligence  No comments

Social Media Minefield

To start this on the right foot I should disclose that I am an absolute advocate of Social Media.  I think it is a great place to add value to your industry and receive invaluable feedback from your peers.  I have met people through groups from across the planet whose opinions I honor and whose insights are irreplaceable.  I have also belonged to groups that never get the idea that none of us are as smart as all of us.  They are stuck on self centered blathering or inconsequential announcements...

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Innovation, Can there be Trust without Transparency?

May 19, 2014 Association InsightsEmotional IntelligenceGreen SolutionsPeer Powered Performance  No comments

warm fires of familiarity

Despite endless exhortation of organizational innovation only 9% of U.S. companies are considered innovative.  The problem is not an absence of talent but an undermining of trust.  Innovation requires risk, failure is a fact and fear keeps most close to the warm fires of familiarity.  The initiative to improve is successfully smothered by systems steeped in secrecy, committed to control and failing fabulously to do anything even remotely revolutionary.

Most efforts for organizational improvem...

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