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Assessing Your Leadership Culture

Assessing Your Leadership Culture Leadership Culture 101 Assessment Tool Over the past three weeks, I have shared with you details on the importance of your Leadership Culture. I showed you how to identify your organization’s leadership values, your narrative (how you describe your values) and the the behaviors which display those values. Today, I want…

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Behaviors: Leadership Culture 101

Behaviors: Leadership Culture 101 Part three in a three-part series. Over the past two weeks, I have written about Leadership Culture, and how we define and illustrate it. Specifically, I introduced the importance of identifying your leadership values, and your narrative, or how you talk about your values. In today’s article, I want to close…

What are Your Values

Values: Leadership Culture 101

Values: Leadership Culture 101 Part one in a three-part series. I hear leaders sharing openly about the difficulty they have developing leaders within their organizations. It’s hard work. Sometimes I think that what their organizations have done in the past, or are doing currently, prevents leadership development from occurring. I start by asking, “What are…


Culture is Everything

Culture is Everything NOTE: This post was originally published in February, 2016. It was updated in February, 2018 and … just as relevant. I hope you’ll indulge us re-posting it! Mark and his team planted a church not too long ago. But even before they officially launched the church, a culture was beginning to form. Culture…


Be Proactive

Be Proactive “How did this happen?” Those were the first words of my day as I looked at a split screen of my calendar and my journal. Have you ever had an “aha” moment that stopped you in your tracks and made you realize that you are off course? That was my 6am realization a couple…


Getting Simple

Getting Simple Have you seen the dashboard in a new car? Recently, I sat in a brand-new vehicle with what looked like the cockpit of an airplane. The person explaining it to me was very excited. According to him this car could: Connect to my phone and all the contacts I have Play my music, connect…


Busy? Or burned out?

Busy? Or burned out? It’s interesting how often we hear, or say, “I’m so busy!” For some, it’s like a badge of honor. I heard a short comedy sketch by a former Second City comedian. She acted out this skit for us (she played both parts, and of course it was much longer, but here’s…