Steve Jobs on focus and simplicity

That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. —Steve Jobs

Time: Remembering the Past

What does the past have to do with business leadership, organizational change or personal change? Well the past is a teacher, a reminder, and a projector. Watch to find out what I mean.


Links to make you think

Start your week off with these links to some really interesting topics. They cover a new Apple patent, genetic movements, storytelling and behavior, and the reverse direction of time. The genetic atlas of human mixing events Though all humans have the same set of genes, their genomes are studded with mutations, which are differences in […]

Changing Culture Podcast

What is the source of leadership?

Leadership has been defined by some as the ability to influence others. If that is true, then what is the source of that influence? Where does leadership come from? In this Changing Culture Podcast, I discuss this and its impact on change within an organization, community, and culture. Take a listen… [podcast][/podcast] Book Recommendation Pick […]

The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make

The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make

Great video from Harvard Business Review. This seemed to fit my post today on 12 actions to take when you have a leadership failure. Management thought leaders share their ideas on how leadership goes wrong. These leaders include Bill George, Evan Wittenberg, Dr. Ellen Langer, Andrew Pettigrew, Gianpiero Petriglieri, Carl Sloane, Jonathan Doochin, Scott Snook, and […]

Atlanta paralyzed by snowstorm

12 actions to take when you have a leadership failure

Last week in the metro Atlanta area, snow and ice turned city roads and interstates into parking lots. It was chaos, and not in the good, chaos theory kind of way. The brunt of the criticism was directed towards the school districts. Many students had to spend the night in the schools because the roads […]

Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

Why do only a few people get to say “I love my job”? It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go […]

2014 Grammy Awards

Why don’t they just sing?

During the Grammy awards, Pink flew through air singing Try, I was asked, “Why don’t people just sing anymore?” I just said that singing is just boring these days. Everything has to be a show. It’s all about entertainment, and people need more than just someone singing. Performance draws people, sells tickets, and keeps eyes […]