Discerning Organizational Disconnects

Discerning Organizational Disconnects

We are surrounded by disconnects – gaps that keep things from being as good as they could be. In news coverage today there is a disconnect between journalism based on investigation and journalism based on ideology.  In public discourse there is a disconnect between...
Removing Indecision

Removing Indecision

Indecisive or prudent?  The distinction can have profound impact on the quality and quantity of decisions in an organization. Indecisiveness is the learned behavior of not making timely decisions.  It is a habit of putting off what can be decided or acted upon now....
Go Fourth – and do Great Things

Go Fourth – and do Great Things

The Fourth of July is a special day.  The story of the birth of our nation is nothing short of miraculous.  The story is also a template for those that are up for great things. Step 1.  Use your brain to stake out a position.  The Founding Fathers did not just wake up...
Leader What Flag are you Flying?

Leader What Flag are you Flying?

Today, June 14th is Flag Day in the US.  It is a day to pause and pay respect to the flag, a symbol for our country.  To many the US flag at it’s most basic level is a symbol for the inalienable rights of individuals and for a system of government that is for the...
Reluctant Leaders and the Poison Promotion

Reluctant Leaders and the Poison Promotion

When a new leader is struggling in a new role the cause is often diagnosed as a lack of leadership skills. This may be the case, but often the obvious and overlooked point is the impact of preference.  In addition to lack of skills is there also a lack of a preference...
A Day to Remember Silent, Noble Service

A Day to Remember Silent, Noble Service

In our busy, day-to-day lives, it takes a formal day for us to pause and reflect.  Memorial Day honors those that have died while serving in our armed forces.  It is humbling that so many have given their lives in service.  It is also remarkable that many have served...