Tag: leadership

Employee Engagement Strategies

uss santa fe rises to the challenge

1999 David Marquet took command of the USS Santa Fe. The platform of his leadership was superior technical competency. Unfortunately, the Santa Fe was a ship for which he had no superior competency. Therefore, he was forced to design a new system of leadership. One that would engage the entire crew to be leaders.

Measuring the System of Leadership

People development

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…

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…