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Four Attributes of a CORE Purpose

To keep your organization afloat you need to have positive cashflow. But that can’t be what your organization is all about. It’s important to focus on what’s deeper than making money—especially if you want to make more money. To secure … Read more

Diversity Starts with You

Culture change starts with you as a leader. In your role at your organization, you can have a profound impact on the people employed there. You have the potential to be an agent of transformation. You can make a contribution … Read more

Vision Provides Both Power and Focus

To get a rocket to lift off, you need to have a combination of both incredible power and precise focus. Leaving the atmosphere requires that you have an enormous amount of thrust, but that thrust has to be channeled in … Read more

You Can Improve Morale Even If You Are Not the Boss

Many years ago, I worked at an organization that had horrible morale. To make matters worse, my boss was oblivious and even indifferent to the workplace culture. Despite his lack of interest in the culture, he was open to my … Read more

A Leader’s Default Answer Must Be “No”

I have a relative whose job at one time was to find all the problems with all the big equipment the company was trying to design. In effect, he had to expose all the design flaws in what the designers … Read more

Six Keys to a Thoughtful Strategic Plan

Whatever business you are in, I believe it is mandatory for every company to have a thoughtful strategic plan. When your day-to-day work becomes overwhelming, you need to have a plan that will keep you focused on where you want … Read more

De-Mystifying Strategic Planning

Strategic planning seems overly complex to many people. There are many different methodologies to choose from in approaching the strategic planning process. But there are basic steps involved in all strategic planning processes, and understanding those steps will help leaders … Read more

Why We Remember the Service of Others

What makes service memorable to you?  When someone serves you, what would make you remember it?  And more importantly, what would make you want to tell someone about their service? People serve you every day, but most of the time … Read more

How to Cultivate a Flourishing Culture of Innovation

Today’s marketplace obsesses about innovation, and yet there is confusion about how to create the necessary environment to cultivate it in the workplace. We can’t just demand innovation.  It doesn’t just happen. To create a culture of innovation, four T’s … Read more

What God Will Do If We Will Be Obedient

Linda Oliver is a reminder of what God is willing to do if we will be obedient.  I don’t know how anyone can listen to Linda’s story with dry eyes. Linda is a professional singer, a public relations consultant, a … Read more