The Tip of the Iceberg

February 23, 2021
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Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg. Others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does. What are some of the… Continue Reading The Tip of the Iceberg

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From Time to Time

January 4, 2021
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“From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty. Sorry to say, but I hope you will be lonely from time… Continue Reading From Time to Time

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My Favorite Reads in 2020

December 8, 2020
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As a regular subscriber to The Fit Leader blog, you know that I am an avid reader, and often make references to books in my posts. As we near the end of 2020, I’m happy to share my favorite reads for the year. The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities by… Continue Reading My Favorite Reads in 2020

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Breaking Bias

November 2, 2020
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The renewed focus on inclusion these days is rooted in increased evidence that organizations that become more diverse, at all levels, increase sales, drive innovation and reduce turnover. My experience has shown me that the more the faces around the table look different from one another, the greater the likelihood we will hear perspectives and… Continue Reading Breaking Bias

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The Resiliency Reserve

October 1, 2020
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If there is one thing that organizations are learning in these volatile, uncertain and complex times, it is the importance of both organizational and personal resilience – the ability to withstand shocks, and remain sustainable under prolonged periods of change. Richard Barrett, founder of the Barrett Values Centre, offers the following checklist of actions to… Continue Reading The Resiliency Reserve

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Values Aren’t Values Until They Cost Us Money

September 13, 2020
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Successful organizations live by their mission, vision and values. Not the ones that are visible in the halls or on walls in conferences rooms, or the ones printed on plastic, wallet-size cards that are carried around. Recently, I came upon a post from a blog I read every morning.  The blog is called A Learning… Continue Reading Values Aren’t Values Until They Cost Us Money

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