Tribal Leadership Tip #5

Ban Night of the Living Dead Conversations Most organizations have lots of Stage Three (“I’m great and you’re not”) bullies who thrive on dropping the culture around them to Stage Two (“My life sucks.”) Remember,…

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Recession Proofing Your Business

Is there a secret to so-called “recession-proofing” in business? Can you still improve performance, products, and productivity when the going gets tough?    The answer to both these questions is a resounding yes…if you know…

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Five worst ways to fire someone

If you have never been fired, then you either work at a Stage Two company where under-achieving is rewarded, or you’ve chosen not to be completely honest when your boss says, “Do you have any…

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Stage Four? Stage Four Anyone?

Several years ago, I had dinner with a David Allen, author of Getting Things Done. His picture is on the cover of his book, and his company is named after him, the David Allen Company. He’s a…

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Tribal Leadership Tip #6

Speak in Stages 2-5 We’ve heard hundreds of speeches from company leaders and most are as impactful as generic mayonnaise. The reason is that most speeches are written in Stage Five, and most people (96%)…

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