You might know of Chris Hadfield for his series of fascinating and frankly, just cool videos he posted from the International Space Station. He’s a real life Major Tom and speaks compellingly here on managing fear and the NASA maxim that “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse”. We see […]
“If you get the environment right, every single one of us has the capacity to do remarkable things.”
In this TED talk on Why good leaders make you feel safe, Simon Sinek distills some powerful ideas in just 12 minutes, principal among them, that you cannot control external variables affecting your business. The only variables you can are the conditions inside the organisation.
“If the conditions are wrong [the environment is such that people do not feel safe], we are forced to expend our own time and energy to protect ourselves from each other – and that inherently weakens the organisation.”
Early last year I wrote a piece on the culture change stats that prove two thirds of managers are getting it wrong based on an infographic from Booz & Co (now part of PWC). The folks at Good.co recently put out an infographic on employee engagement with some updated research. There’s a bunch of good […]
When you’re interested in a subject professionally as well as personally, it’s pretty easy to forget that you’re also probably sporting a comfy pair of rose tinted glasses and enjoying a warm fuzzy glow of obviousness that, of course leaders care about culture and managers understand their role is to make the work, work and […]
Company culture is such a nebulous, dynamic and organic thing that trying to capture and define it in neat answers from a survey is a bit like trying to hold a cube of custard in your hands: messy and quixotic. There may be times however when you need to assess your organisation’s capability strategically. In […]