Category Archives: Culture

5 Core Disciplines Of A World-Class CEO

Who has the most critical and influential role in an organization? Typically that would be the Chief Executive Officer. Not only is the organization’s future impacted by the CEO’s leadership, the lives and livelihood of thousands of people, sometimes entire … Continue reading

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Building A Strengths-Based Culture

We know that at the core of a healthy organization is the idea that people are respected and valued for their different gifts/strengths/talents. This is where true diversity is found, as well, as it is these innate abilities which create … Continue reading

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If I Wanted a Dream Job…

I have to admit it, I am at the mid-point of my life, and I have never had a “job.” I have always been self-employed in the service of others. However, if I wanted a dream job it would be … Continue reading

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The Treasure Hunter

Not long ago I was in a serious career path transition. I was dazed and stranded in the land in between a great past and a promising but unsure future. During the days I was anxious and doing a lot … Continue reading

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Strengths in a Facebook World

Recently I was at a speaking engagement discussing how to create a “Strengths-Based” culture in organizations vs. a “Command and Control” environment. One of the participants asked two critical questions. He asked, “Wouldn’t it make more sense if we determined … Continue reading

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Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

During our time in grad school, the other Strengths Doctors partners and I had an opportunity to learn from some of the brightest scientists and researchers in the world. It was there, from Dr. Sang Lee, that I first heard … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Engagement

Years ago I heard a story about Tom Watson, the founder of IBM. Asked to what he attributed the phenomenal success of IBM, his response went like this: IBM is what it is today for three special reasons. The first … Continue reading

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Org Fit Has Nothing To Do With Your Org

We don’t “fit” an organization because of the organization. We fit because of the manager we work for and the team we work with.

As a leader, are you spending enough time with those managers? Everything hangs in the balance of how we answer that question, and this is why… Continue reading

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