Measuring the System of Leadership

Someone famously said, “what gets measured gets done.” If this is true, then every organization should have a process for measuring its system of leadership. Since leaders are primarily responsible for the employee experience, this should be a significant opportunity for analysis. In a well-written article published by Deloitte Insights (June 20, 2019) by the…

It’s A System Not a Person – The Future of Leadership

In an article written by Barbara Kellerman, PhD, if Harvard University, she boldly proclaims, Leadership, its a system not a person! In essences, Dr. Kellerman is proclaiming the future of leadership – the system of leadership. Unfortunately, we worship at the altar of personally driven leadership. My last Amazon search listed 197,000 books on leadership.…

How To Engage Employees For Maximum Impact?

How to engage employees is one of the most critical topics in business literature. When Gallup calculates the economic value of a highly engaged workforce, we all want to know how to do it. However, after reading an article by By Todd Nordstrom, I wonder if we are asking the wrong question. Todd states: Engagement…

Lean Management Drives Lean

Too often lean is understood as a technique to improve processes. We ignore the other side of the Lean equation. The Lean Management System, which is a system of leadership. For example, I had been invited to facilitate a lean workshop with a large state agency. The division had been hammered during the recession with…