Monthly Archives: January 2015
Intent-Based Leadership starts with rejecting the idea that leadership is for the select few at the top and instead embracing in highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level. This method of leadership is based on empowerment, not ego, and process, not the personality of the leader. Continue reading
Do you feel like you’re being micro-managed and that your great ideas go unheard? Is your time and energy being drained by putting out fires and supporting your staff that seem unable to solve problems on their own?
We get it.
What do we do on a day‑to‑day basis?
Why is “learning” a better word than “training?”
Training implies passivity; it is done to us. We are trained; we attend training. Learning is active; it is something we do.
The next time you make a commitment to do something— put it in your calendar, not on your to-do list. This includes:
- Phone Calls
- Text Messages
- Office Meetings
- “Do you have a minute…?” Moments
Creating Intent-Based Leadership organizations results in everyone engaging and contributing their full intellectual capacity. A place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work – a place where everyone is a leader.
We can train our brains to replace assumptions with open communication. Continue reading
Learning from Mistakes is key to Continuous Improvement. Here’s a 7 step process.
You would like the practice of learning from your mistakes throughout your organization. Learning is the key to continuous improvement and our own mistakes provide the best cases because we have more insight into what happened and more immediacy since it happened to us.
The most important principle is that of proportional response in that the scope and detail of the investigation should match the severity of the error. If you make it too hard to conduct critiques then they won’t happen without oversight. If you make the critiques too simplistic, you won’t learn anything. The following approach can be scaled up to significant problems such as Fukushima plant melt-down and down to low level procedural errors.