Tribal Leadership

Tribal Leadership Tip #4

Get Out the Managerial Weed Whacker We’re often asked why companies with great cultures don’t always stay great.  Over time, most slip in the self-interests of Stage Three or the “my life sucks” of Stage Two.  One of…

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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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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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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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