The Existential Dangers of a Toxic Culture

One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to shape the culture of the organization or team they lead. More specifically, their responsibility is to create a culture that brings out the best in people — a thriving culture. However, and unfortunately, too many organizations are plagued by toxic cultures that are diminishing,… Read More

Four Stages of Team Development

In 1965, psychologist Bruce Tuckman wrote an article entitled, “Developmental sequence in small groups.” In this article he presented a model for the four stages of team development, which came to be known as forming, storming, norming, performing. This simple but effective model is often used today to help leaders who are working to build… Read More

Tip For Leading Well: Be Constructive, Not Critical

When you lead others, one of the greatest challenges you will face is keeping yourself from becoming critical. Leaders expect a lot from people (as they should), and when those expectations are not met, they can quickly become cynical. At first it might happen only occasionally, but over time cynicism sets in and it becomes… Read More

11 Quotes To Help You Lead Well In 2017

Need some inspiration and motivation for improving your leadership this year? I find that quotes are an effective means of communicating important and meaningful insights in a concise and focused manner, so one of the things I like to do is write down quotes on index cards and then look at a different one every… Read More