Caution: be careful not to become too organizational culture-centric

Many organizations are constantly seeking to sustain culture, align people with culture, fit people within a defined culture, and maintain rigid practices and procedures to cement the culture. Considering present and future changes in our workplaces – demographics, technology, privacy (and many other) laws, working conditions, global expansion, mergers & acquisitions, the competitive talent landscape, […]

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How does “coaching” make you feel?

COACHING SHOULD IGNITE MOTIVATION During my 30+ year career in human resources, I’ve attended workshops on coaching, led training for organizations to help leaders become better coaches, read literature about coaching, and engaged in various discussions about the importance of coaching. However, from the perspective of the coached, I’m not sure we always get this […]

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Implicit Bias: A Silent Culture Killer

CHECK CULTURE BIAS Today.  In your organization.  Some people could be spending 8 hours of their day conforming to a version of themselves to identify in your environment.  They are code switching, metamorphosizing, and adapting, to “fit” the definition of what is considered cultural normalcy at your organization.  This is stealing their ability to bring […]

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Being a Humble Leader Matters

LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU SERVE Leadership can be overwhelming and associated responsibilities daunting. Running from one task to the next, one meeting to the other, one phone call after another, the fact that your role as leader is first, and foremost, about serving people, can inadvertently get lost. Making people your priority must […]

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