Category: Organizational Leadership

Making Workforce Engagement Strategic

53% Of the workforce is nonengaged. 13% Is actively sabotaging their workplace. 51% Of the workforce is actively looking for a new job. Gallup also reports that 70% of employee engagement can be attributed to the manager. Yet nationally, we spend an estimated $50 Billion on developing better leaders and managers. Still, as Jeffrey Pfeffer…

When Core Values Drive the System of Leadership

I spoke with Gerald Midgley, Professor of Systems Thinking at the Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull, UK. He had given me the honor of reviewing my book, Leveraging the Genetics of Leadership. One of his first questions was this, “how does your model of a leadership system account for organizational values?”…

Dawn of the Leadership System

It is time to think about love in the same breath with leadership. It is word we don’t use too often, especially in a fast passed technology driven, competitive market. Yet when leaders of world class organizations speak of love, it is time we start paying attention.

Why Elite Organizations Design Routines

They are to so simple; we overlook them. In our technical sophistication, we assume anything routine should be changed. Yet we are all creatures of habits and routines. Charles Duhigg, in his book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business discovered the power of simple routines. He calls…

How Elite Organizations Maintain a Competitive Edge

Scaling Leadership I had finished a tour of a manufacturing company. They design and manufacture custom commercial and retail furniture. Their size prohibits them from being a household name, but many of their customers are well known globally. What I had witnessed was breathtaking and pure inspiration. We put a lot of trust on first…