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68 results for culture

  • Mission and vision statements that work: part one

    Which of these mission statements is better? We can be relied upon to synergistically build cutting-edge solutions to meet our clients’ needs. It is our mission to professionally build quality and competitive solutions to reach new levels of customer service. Yeah, you’re right: they both stink. And both were randomly created using the Mission Statement Generator, a funny online tool […]
  • Leadership assessments in leadership development programs

    If leaders are made, not born, then what role do assessments play in leadership development? If they can’t identify who will be successful in a leadership role, then what use are they? You know that leaders appear, and are needed, at every level of your organization. Leadership development programs contribute to talent attraction and retention and they also make an […]
  • Energizing leaders

    Energizing leaders pump up the energy around them. They tend to be spontaneous, outgoing and encouraging. Ideas flow from their lips. They try to create innovative environments around them. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson The energizing dimension of leadership As one of eight dimensions of leadership, this one tends to be the most collaborative […]
  • Affirming leadership

    Affirming leaders are friendly, approachable and nice to be around. They’re upbeat, easygoing and positive. They work to create workplaces that are harmonious and caring, where everyone is respected. The affirming dimension of leadership As one of eight dimensions of leadership, this one tends to be the most laid back, patient and supportive of their staff and colleagues. They often promote […]
  • Inclusive leaders

    Inclusive leadership seems to be a popular topic in the last few years, recognizing that the commanding style isn’t always the most effective. What do we mean by inclusive leadership? Strongly inclusive leaders show optimism, promote collaboration and are dependable. They may follow routines with which they are comfortable, enjoying a stable environment rather than rapid changes. Since they try […]
  • Deliberate leaders

    The 8 Dimensions of Leadership gives you a flexible framework to help you deal with changing leadership needs. This post explores how the deliberate dimension can respond to challenges. You might think of the deliberate leader as the expert, the one who leads through their greater knowledge or experience. On the DiSC scale they are the C style. The deliberate […]
  • Resolute leadership

    Even though great leaders know they much use each of the eight dimensions of leadership, they tend to prefer one or find one easier to exhibit.  Leaders who primarily use the Resolute Dimension tend to be challenging, determined and rational. The resolute dimension of leadership Resolute leaders are often seen as having a fighting spirit in that they will push for […]
  • Building trust on virtual or remote teams

    As our workplaces change and more employees work remotely, how do we help their teams excel? How do we help them build the trust they need to perform at their best and to hold each other accountable if they aren’t? Trust doesn’t happen naturally. We probably all feel like we’re trustworthy, but we aren’t always sure of others. And there […]
  • Teams: Rewards and recognition

    While looking back on the teams I’ve been a part of, I recognized something important. Leaders who recognized the good work of a team—as a team—contributed greatly to the motivation levels and cohesion of that team. And teams that were ignored or devalued expended far too much energy having to build each other up, attempting to move beyond negative emotions […]
  • Trust on a team begins with the leader

    Is the leader the reason why there’s low trust on the team? The leader of a team and of the entire organization sets the tone for the group’s culture and level of trust. If you’ve given the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team assessment to a team that scored low in trust it might be a good time to look […]
  • Holding team members accountable

    Just how do we hold each other accountable? What does it look like? Can it be less hard? If your team struggles with this, you are not alone; many teams find this difficult. If you’re familiar with DiSC you might expect people with strong S preferences to have a hard time with confronting others, but almost all of us—no matter […]
  • Am I holding myself accountable?

    You know you want to be seen as a good team player: trustworthy, committed, and accountable. But what if you find yourself not being able to meet your commitments? What might be going on? How can you behave in ways more aligned to your own vision of who you want to be? Where are you dropping the ball? First you […]