Helping others succeed

In my leadership credo, I state that I believe leadership is helping others succeed. But belief statements are just thought-candy if not turned into actions. I want my credo to hold weight. I want it to be more than words on a page.  James captures the relationship between beliefs and works in his epistle as “faith by itself, if it Read More …

Leadership Credo

Twelve years ago I was introduced to a leadership credo as part of a management change after my employer was acquired. My new manager presented her leadership credo as a document during her formal introduction to the team. While different from past group changes, I was appreciative of her approach and felt like I learned immediate knowledge about my supervisor Read More …

Making Respect Part of the Culture

The word respect is so common in company core values that I wonder if it’s become ubiquitous.  How do we define respect? Is it treating people kindly, helping those in need, and recognizing the contributions of others? Most certainly. But the challenge is, these are surface level behaviors and don’t create lasting impact for the organization or individuals. If something Read More …

How to be like a Jedi at work

Influence thinking, don’t control results. That almost reads like a Jedi mind trick. But even the Jedi were susceptible to trying to control outcomes. The concept is something I’ve read numerous times in leadership thought articles and I’ll admit the case of proof is strong. Leaders that use influence get results that far outreach and outlast leaders that use control. Read More …

Working from home is intertwined with employee retention and relationships

Should working from home be listed as a company benefit? Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer created an industry stir recently when she announced a ban on working from home. That’s the type of announcement that will send media and bloggers straight to their keyboards as they position what it means and what motivated the action. A spokesperson for Yahoo! gave this Read More …