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Are You Your Employees’ Worst Enemy?

Are You Your Employees’ Worst Enemy? | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Many leaders inadvertently stand in the way of superior performance. Here’s how to avoid the hindrance trap.
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As Pogo said, we have met the enemy and the enemy is us.

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Rich Maxwell's curator insight, February 10, 2014 9:53 AM

Leadership is largely about developing your people, setting a vision, and supporting them in making it happen.  But are you hindering that success by not setting clear expectations, not considering organizational capacity when rolling out a new initiative, or setting policies and procedures that aren't useful?  Leaders clear the way, they don't stand in the way.

ozziegontang's curator insight, February 21, 2014 5:20 PM

The story of Ralph Stayer is interesting in getting out of one's own way.  What is more interesting is that his mentor early on was Lee Thayer who asked the questions that needed to be asked.


Lee Thayer reminded me numerous times:

  • No tool is any better than the understanding of the person using it.
  • The best tool in the wrong hands will not accomplish what was intended.
  • No tool or technique can be any better than its users

 

And BOLDED as a reminder:

 

The Mother of all tools is how I think about what needs thinking about.


It would serve one well to get to right thinking by reading any of Lee's books starting with: Leadership: Thinking, Being, Doing or an easier start would be: A Pocket Oracle for Leaders.

ozziegontang's curator insight, February 21, 2014 5:23 PM

The story of Ralph Stayer is interesting in getting out of one's own way.  What is more interesting is that his mentor early on was Lee Thayer who asked the questions that needed to be asked.


Lee Thayer reminded me numerous times:

  • No tool is any better than the understanding of the person using it.
  • The best tool in the wrong hands will not accomplish what was intended.
  • No tool or technique can be any better than its users

 

And BOLDED as a reminder:

 

The Mother of all tools is how I think about what needs thinking about.


It would serve one well to get to right thinking by reading any of Lee's books starting with: Leadership: Thinking, Being, Doing or an easier start would be: A Pocket Oracle for Leaders.

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A Mastermind Group's Business-Changing Lessons

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Business is becoming increasingly complex. And, just like "it takes a village" to raise a child, it takes an armada to grow a business.
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Employee Engagement & Loyalty Statistics: The Ultimate Collection

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Looking for information on employee retention and benefits? Check out our collection of employee engagement and loyalty statistics.
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This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like

A newly acquired email from Musk outlines a brilliant philosophy. But it's easier said than done.
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Neurochemistry of employee motivation: Being addicted to performing well | Vistage Research Center

What the brain's activity is showing us about motivation is so profound that it is changing the very foundation for how leaders lead.
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CEO Shares How He Grew His Stained Glass Business with the Help of His Peer Advisory Group

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CEO shares how he grew his business by developing a business strategy with the help of his Vistage group.
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Why Your Boss Lacks Emotional Intelligence

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Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon—and a cliché—in American society. Hollywood would have us
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Employee culture: Why meaning trumps money | Vistage Research Center

Employee culture: Why meaning trumps money | Vistage Research Center | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Creating a top employee culture is about more than just pay and perks. It’s about fostering an environment where employees contribute and derive meaning.
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Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It … and Why the Rest Don’t

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Guest post by author Verne Harnish   Many start up … but few scale up.  Despite the fact that more than 11,000 business start every hour around the globe, many never scale. To scale, leaders need to get the People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash aspects of the company right and into alignment with each other.…
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How to get the most out of joining an executive peer advisory board - Denver Business Journal

How to get the most out of joining an executive peer advisory board - Denver Business Journal | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
Taking one full work day a month away from your business to work with other CEOs is a major sacrifice for most business owners. But that’s what Vistage members do in an effort to become better leaders, and get better results.
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To scale your company, focus on these key decisions | Vistage Research Center

To scale your company, focus on these key decisions | Vistage Research Center | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
There’s no roadmap for scaling a business. But there is a decision-making checklist that can help drive your company in that direction.  Among entrepreneurs and business owners, there’s a natural tendency to equate growing a company with scaling a company. It makes sense—it’s logical to think that these are similar challenges with similar solutions. I
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High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

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Five ways to build trust.
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Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative?

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Google, Goldman Sachs, and Medtronic have all introduced mindfulness practices.
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5 Questions With Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey And Andy Fleming On 'An Everyone Culture'

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Why Engagement Happens In Employees’ Hearts, Not Their Minds

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Winning your employees over to stick with the company long term involves an array of factors–but first among those is love.
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Deliberate Culture with Lisa Lahey and Robert Kegan

Deliberate Culture with Lisa Lahey and Robert Kegan
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Major Innovation in Management
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What Is a Business Model?

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A history, from Drucker to Christensen.
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5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For | Leadership Best Practices because Culture Matters | Scoop.it
The best leaders don’t let themselves get too busy to reflect.
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