The Power of Transparency: Information Age Leadership, Part 11

In today’s information age, there’s very little place to ‘hide,’ whether we want to or not. The era of ivory towers and back-room conversations is over. The element of confidentiality is getting more and more difficult to maintain. As such, it’s important to ensure our leadership behaviors are first-rate. We have to face the fact that … Read more

Building High-Performing Teams: Information Age Leadership, Part 7

This entry in my ongoing series of video blogs “Leadership in the Information Age,” is called “Building High-Performing Teams.” Talent is not the sole factor in a high-performing team. Your best people – to be the best team – need guidance. Amplify the success of your team by taking the time to set clear goals … Read more

What is Values-Based Leadership?

Values-based leadership is a commitment to doing the right thing by making decisions and choices based on values. 1. Leaders “walk the talk” with… Integrity Personal Will Mentoring Balanced Perspective Humility Self-Reflection Servant Leadership 2. Teams reflect the example of the leadership. 3. Values are in the DNA of the organization. Values-based leadership can only … Read more

Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?

We’ve often said, and truly believe, that culture does indeed trump everything else. It’s where your mission, intent, and shared values come to life. Far from a contemporary buzzword, culture is enduring – and a culture of excellence is extremely hard to establish, nurture, and grow. But it sure is worth the investment.

Defining a Great Culture

What really motivates your teammates? The answer is complex, but the Level Five leader would say that an organization’s culture must include dignity and respect at or close to the top of the list. Read on to understand what this means and how you might recognize it in your organization.