Category Archives: Culture

Leadership Development Carnival – January 2014

Welcome to the January 6, 2014 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! One of the best ways to improve as a leader is to reflect upon your past experiences, catalog the lessons learned, and apply that information to your future … Continue reading

Posted in Career Growth, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Engagement, Ethics, Leadership, Leadership Development Carnival, Management, Performance Management, Servant Leadership, Success, Talent Management | 14 Comments

Three Leadership Lessons From Comic-Con

This weekend was the annual Comic-Con event that’s held every summer here in San Diego. Nearly a 130,000 people visit the convention that celebrates a variety of comic arts and pop culture elements like animation, horror, science fiction, television, and … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Culture, Leadership, Motivation | 15 Comments

Five Ways Leaders Help Others Belong, Not Just Fit In

There’s a big difference between fitting in and belonging. In fact, fitting in can be one of the biggest barriers to belonging, says researcher and author Brené Brown. Fitting in is about assessing a situation and adapting who you are … Continue reading

Posted in Connectedness, Culture, Engagement, Leadership, Morale, Vulnerability | 26 Comments

Are You a Thermometer or Thermostat Leader?

When it comes to leadership, are you a thermostat or a thermometer? Mark, my friend and colleague, posed that odd question to me this week. He went on to explain the difference between the two. A thermometer reflects the temperature … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Leadership, Teamwork, Trust | 31 Comments

Four Strategies to Increase Organizational Trust and Transparency

In today’s fast-paced, globally-connected business world in which we live, an organization’s successes and failures can be tweeted across the internet in a matter of seconds. A knee jerk reaction of many organizational leaders is to clamp down on the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Decision-Making, Leadership, Sharing Information, Transparency, Trust | 17 Comments