High-performance culture: make it safe

What’s the secret of a high-performance culture? There’s a formula but everyone cooks differently and everyone has a different taste. True, but all humans respond to building safety, sharing vulnerability and an inspiring purpose. We are relational beings. That makes group culture is one of the most powerful forces on…

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Leaders and culture: how to handle power?

Being aware of power and how power alters your and others’ perceptions and responses helps to handle power better. This is crucial if you want to develop a positive culture at work and achieve high performance. Here’s part 2, based on Julie Diamond’s book “Power - a user’s guide”. This…

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Leaders and culture: what’s your power base?

Being aware of your power and how power alters your and others’ perceptions and responses helps to handle power better. This is crucial if you want to develop a positive culture at work and achieve high performance.I’ve been a fan of Julie Diamond’s work since I attended one of her…

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in organizations

I've been inspired by the work of the Arbinger Institute (see my book Developing a Positive Culture) so I was thrilled to attend this webinar by Mitch Warner, their managing partner, about improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in organizations. Bringing more DEI into the culture will dramatically improve the…

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Work-at-home culture and leadership

Kevin Eikenberry teaches how to balance new technology with timeless leadership principles. He wrote the book "The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership" with Wayne Turmel and shares his wisdom online. According to Eikenberry, leadership comes first, location is second. Leadership still means helping our teams to get valuable…

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