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Strategic Team Building: The Missing Ingredient in Strategic Planning

A colleague of mine once worked for a small organization that underwent a leadership transition. The new leader wanted to develop a brand new 10-year strategic plan. He summoned nearly

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Get Your Team’s Commitment to Change, and Keep It

As we near the final steps of the Blueprint for Building a High-Performance Culture, we want to focus on commitment. As we have said in a previous post, leadership can

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Keep Culture from Becoming Just a Words on the Wall

In our last post, we talked about using a blueprint to change your company’s culture to a high performing one based on team accountability. After highlighting the six steps in

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The Road to Change: A Blueprint for Building A High-Performance Culture

We have been talking a lot about change recently. Specifically, we have been talking about how to change company culture to achieve accountability and results. Up to this point, we’ve

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Why Planning Is Never A Waste of Time

You might have heard of “scouting the rapids” for whitewater rafting, but what does it mean for your business? Several years ago, while on a family vacation to Colorado, my

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How Does Disney Nurture Loyalty?

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Disney Institute workshop. As I watched the opening video that described all the Disney businesses – theme parks in multiple countries, resorts,

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Featured Product: Everything DiSC ® Work of Leaders

Every organization, every team, needs (and wants) great leaders.   Leadership isn’t just for executive, C-suite positions. Leadership must occur at every level of an organization. It is the responsibility

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Why Too Many Priorities Is Hurting Performance

How many priorities is your team currently focusing on?   10?   20?   30?   50?   More?   The Problem with Too Many Priorities The problem with too

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The True Cost of Misaligned Priorities and 5 Steps to Align Them

Leaders are responsible for two types of alignment within an organization: External alignment, where the focus is on positioning the organization to be in the right place and at the

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Slowing Down to Speed Up Business Growth

Life as a CEO or Business Owner is hectic; I’m certain this comes as no surprise to you. Even now, as you’re reading this article you’re probably also thinking about

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