Are You Getting Time in Your Starbucks Chair?

This blog is by no means an advertisement or endorsement for Starbucks. It is an endorsement of “time in your Starbucks chair.” It’s about thinking—something we do far too little of in our day. We are much more about amusement (not thinking) than musement (concentrated thought). We need to change! On of the prescriptions I…

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Reinforcing Culture (Part 2)

As important as culture is (and we’ve only scratched the surface), it’s something that takes constant reinforcement. It doesn’t survive with nurture, reminders, etc. So, how do we do that? We start by understanding the 3 components that make up culture, i.e. the way we are. Core Values. These are the guiding beliefs of a…

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Leading a Remote Workforce (2): Reinforcing Culture

Management Guru, Peter Drucker, once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” He’s right, of course. Culture, not brilliant strategy, is the secret sauce for organizational achievement and breakthroughs. According to a study by Harvard Business School, companies with strong, virtuous cultures outperform those without such an atmosphere by 5 times ROA; that’s an astounding number.…

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5 Key Things to Reinforce in a Hybrid Workforce

Leadership is always about the heart and in all circumstances. The COVID19 pandemic is no exception. Nor will it be any different when the virus is passed and we are left in a hybrid (remote/in-person) workforce. So what do you focus on to win, keep, and encourage hearts? Constantly reinforce culture. This is the way…

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Leading the Hybrid Workforce (Part 1)

The Pandemic of 2020 has presented leaders with one of the greatest challenges in history: how do you lead a team or a company where some people work from home, some people work in the office, and some people have one foot in both camps? Some companies have essentially declared a permanent WFH strategy; others…

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