Overcoming Complacency

There are three things I know of that are growth killers for any organization. Complexity kills – How complicated is it for people to get involved and lead in your organization? The old adage “people do what makes sense to them” is definitely still true. Control kills – Does everything need to run through you,…


What’s THE word?

When I was very young, I had it all figured out. I was going to be an astronaut. (Am I betraying my age by sharing this?) I got busy learning about astronomy, mathematics and the physics of flight. I drank Tang (if you know what this is, you’re just as old as me!). Of course…


“OUR” Personality

Psychologists tell us that our personality doesn’t really change after we reach the age of 5 or 6. It doesn’t mean that we don’t change, just our personalities don’t. I am stuck with mine. Well, organizations have personalities too. We call this organizational personality “culture”. It is who we are. Culture seems to be a mix…