Diagnosing Bureaucracy

Diagnosing Bureaucracy

Nearly every organization today is built upon the foundation of the bureaucratic paradigm. Because it is so widespread, one of my experiences should remind you of your own encounters with it: While living in Germany, I needed to get new license plates for our cars at...
Transforming Culture Transforms Results

Transforming Culture Transforms Results

The traditional “inside-out” and “outside-in” approaches to organizational change are still relevant, but connecting them is the key that unlocks true transformation, writes Dave Hanna

Life Cycles of Organizations

Life Cycles of Organizations

The bottom line of leadership is that leaders have followers, not just subordinates. However, a leader’s ultimate success is tied to his/her ability to deliver results.

Five Ways to Kill an Innovative Culture

Five Ways to Kill an Innovative Culture

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things,—

Is Your Purpose Dead or Alive?

Is Your Purpose Dead or Alive?

Many corporations have taken to producing a purpose statement to summarize what they stand for as an enterprise.  That being said, “Is your purpose alive or on life support?”

Choosing Strategy Over Culture

Choosing Strategy Over Culture

Fulfilling your strategic targets is literally in the hands of your associates. How they work every day determines what results your company gets. If the present organizational culture is not tightly aligned with strategy, it is usually the strategy that loses out.

Being Centered

Being Centered

If we become what we think about, then the personal mission has the power to help us handle any situation in life consistent with our values.

Distributing Leadership

Distributing Leadership

While distributed leadership is possible and often necessary for success, the irony is how infrequently it occurs in even the most sophisticated organizations.

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