Posts in Category of: Organization Health

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“I Quit.”

February 20th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health

“I quit.” Those words and others like them are spoken more often by more people by the last week of February than at any other time of the year. The …


Organizational Health

Inoculate Your Mind: Individual & Organizational Health

November 10th, 2015  |  Published in Organization Health

It’s flu season. Have you gotten your flu shot? Most of us know the idea behind getting a flu shot is to introduce into the body a tiny amount of …


For Whom The (Blue) Bell Tolls

July 7th, 2015  |  Published in Organization Health

There’s no Blue Bell ice cream this summer. Blue Bell issued a general recall in April after products tested positive for Listeria. The recall forced the company – the nation’s …


Ebola: A 20-year Warning

May 12th, 2015  |  Published in Organization Health

Are you paying attention to the world around you? It’s easy to get caught up in the here-and-now. But as a leader, it’s your job to look around, connect the …


Forget Resolutions. Focus on Celebrations.

February 10th, 2015  |  Published in Organization Health

Studies show most people make resolutions around weight (losing it) and money (saving it). We also know that by now – just 40 days into the New Year – one …


Be Careful

July 5th, 2014  |  Published in Conflict Resolution, Organization Health

I recently replied to an email when I was frustrated. Bad idea. I read the email from my phone in a meeting. Never mind that I should have been focused …


Sterling Behavior?

May 13th, 2014  |  Published in Organization Health

The NBA playoffs are in full swing. A few seasons ago, the NBA asked “Where will amazing happen this year?” The league was talking about on-the-court action. This year, amazing …


The Shape of Your Culture

April 29th, 2014  |  Published in Organization Health

Leaders often describe their organization as “agile,” “nimble,” “responsive.” But if an organization’s culture is the sum of its behavior, few of your employees are lively and quick. The World …


Culture: By Design or Default?

March 18th, 2014  |  Published in Organization Health

Your organization’s culture is the sum of your collective behavior. How things get done – or don’t get done – is what makes your workplace environment unique. Do you have …


Where’s the Beef?

January 14th, 2014  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning

Forty years ago this month, sweet little old Clara Peller became a worldwide cultural icon when, in a TV commercial for Wendy’s, she received a hamburger that was mostly bun …


Field Goals, Touchdowns and Punts

December 17th, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized

Professional football teams have just two games to play in their regular season. A few teams will advance to the playoffs.  Most will think back on another season squandered. Inside …


Kennedy, History and You

November 5th, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized

The following includes excerpts from Accountability: The Key to Driving a High-Performance Culture, Greg Bustin’s latest must-read book for leaders that will be published February 2014 by McGraw-Hill. There are …


Mary Kay 50th Anniversary: The Bumblebee that Could

September 24th, 2013  |  Published in Customer Service, Leadership, Organization Health

Mary Kay Ash launched her cosmetics business 50 years ago this month, using her life savings of $5,000 to start her company in a 500-square foot industrial storefront in Dallas. …


Mid-Term Grades

July 16th, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health

It’s mid-term. We’ve reached the halfway point of 2013. How would you grade your organization’s performance? Would your team agree? What about your bank, your board or any other impartial …


Surgery, Anyone?

April 16th, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health, Problem Solving

Sunday, April 21, would’ve been the 100th birthday of Lord Richard Beeching. Who? The Beatles considered retaining Lord Beeching when they sought a business affairs manager to untangle the mess …


Green + Growing

April 2nd, 2013  |  Published in Organization Health, Strategic Planning

Spring is here, ushering in a new season of growth. Are you green and growing? Are you and your colleagues continuous learners? You better be. The pace of change has …


The Leader’s Easy Job

January 8th, 2013  |  Published in Holiday, Organization Health, Strategic Planning

Happy New Year! Did you take time during the holidays to relax, reflect and recharge? I hope so. Because here we go again. Another lap around the track. A leader’s …


Worth the Climb

August 14th, 2012  |  Published in Organization Health

We’ve been in Vail, Colorado, escaping the Texas heat. Last Friday, my daughter Jordan and I hiked to Booth Falls with our good friends Helen and Mike Spence. Janet stayed …


Who, Me? An Olympian?

August 7th, 2012  |  Published in Event, Leadership, Organization Health, Strategic Planning

The 30th Olympiad opened 10 days ago, attracting nearly 11,000 athletes from 204 countries competing in about 300 events. Modern era games have come a long way from the ancient …


Blinkers Tell a Story

June 5th, 2012  |  Published in Accountability, Organization Health

Driving Accountability Summer’s here. People all over the world are hitting the road. In the U.S., auto club AAA estimated that 30.7 million people drove 50 miles or more over …