Monthly Archives: July 2013

What’s in Your Mission Statement?

I am sure every one of us has had to at least participate in the creation of an effective mission statement. It is interesting when you look back on a history of great and not so great mission statements.  Some will actually do more damage that good to an organization’s goals if the way they […]

Fostering Creativity and Innovation

The summer 2013 issue of Build contains quite a few  interesting articles and one specifically made me think about organizational innovation.  The article is under “motivation” but is really about the correlation between performance and happiness. The article also introduced me to the Harvard researcher and author of The Happiness Advantage and the follow presentation: The […]

Lessons from Brazil

I was recently introduced to the leadership work of Brazilian author and businessman Ricardo Semler and in reading his latest book “The Seven Day Weekend” he writes about trust in an organization and how it bonds people together and to the organization itself.  And without integrity you simply cannot have trust in an organization. Although […]

The Behaviors that Erode Great Leadership

“…loyalty and followership are the two things we cannot demand or set as an expectation….But negative behaviors ultimately diminish the legacy we leave. Consider what behaviors you might need to stop doing so that you can have a positive, lasting impact.” Great leaders do many things correct and they do these “correct things” consistently.  As […]