October 19, 2018
An exercise I do with my clients from time to time is to ask them what they need when they are stuck, overwhelmed or unfocused. One of the strongest tools we can have in our toolbox is the answers to questions about what we need when we experience these times when we are “out of the zone”.
October 17, 2018
Good community leaders must be able to cultivate, nurture, champion and grow both the commonalities and diversities. Community can be described as a neighborhood – the geographical location. But really, community is about collaboration through organizational development for the betterment of the neighborhood – and the neighbors.
October 12, 2018
There is one really great thing about coaching others and that is when you help others get better, you actually get better yourself. First of all, to be a first-rate coach, you have to set a great example. People believe and trust what they see, not what they hear.
October 10, 2018
As a business leader, you take for granted many of the things it takes for an organization to succeed. You are constantly evaluating the direction of the company, how you are differentiating yourself competitively, and what capabilities your organization needs to have to achieve its goals.
October 5, 2018
As your organization continues to grow and the complexity of it increases because of adding more employees, it’s harder and harder for leaders to communicate, execute and ensure all employees feel valued.
October 3, 2018
We believe in being responsible corporate citizens is one of eight core values that guides the decisions and actions of the Columbia Insurance Group and our company culture each and every day.
September 28, 2018
Over the years, I have asked many CEOs and executives to tell me their strategy and many will simply rattle off what they are working on or “we are customer focused” is a pretty oft-repeated answer.
September 26, 2018
Your organization and your team look to you be the driver and to be an example of living the company culture. But once in awhile you should check yourself to make sure you are not getting in your own way.
September 21, 2018
Getting engaged in something we love every day gives our lives energy and purposeful work. Getting out of this flow can set us on the path of complacency and apathy thinking our best years and efforts are now over.
September 19, 2018
A new study outlines a few ways leaders have inadvertently led to employees’ wasting time because their company culture favors hierarchy over collaboration.