The Best Letter An Employee Could Ever Write You

Happy Easter Mrs. CEO, I am one of your employees. I work in operations, and I don’t have a fancy title. I like working here, I like what I do, and I love my career. My role here has grown in ways I never expected, and I am thrilled with the direction my job has taken. I wanted to write you because I only see you at last year's Zoom Christmas party or on the website, but I never have the chance to talk to you.…

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Consensus May Not Be A Dirty Word, But It Is A Lazy Leadership Word

Once Margaret Thatcher described consensus as to the opposite of leadership.  She felt that consensus is an abdication of leadership obligations; true leaders take you somewhere the group otherwise would never go. I believe, the need to “build consensus” can be an excuse to avoid making hard but necessary decisions.  Read about tough decisions At best it could be a well-intentioned but naive effort to achieve an impossible unanimity.  Regardless of the cause, the search for consensus can leave the organization locked in inactivity. At one…

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What Is Heck Is Organizational Health? 10 Questions Answered by Steve

Question: What is organizational health? Organizational health is essentially about making a company function effectively by building a cohesive leadership team, establishing real clarity among those leaders, communicating that clarity to everyone within the organization, and putting in place just enough structure to reinforce that clarity going forward. Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star…

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