If We Can’t Say “No,” What is the Cost?

Are people able to say “no” to your requests as their boss? Can you say “no” to your boss? What happens when a fellow works says “no” to your request…

The Evolution of Commitment: A Parable

Commitment starts with involvement, the development of an idea worth doing and a mutual self-interest.

Getting to the Honeymoon

Many people find themselves caught up in pursuing roles that are socially desirable and fail to look for those that match their values, interests, beliefs, or traits.

Intimacy: Does it exist?

“Intimacy is the experience of ownership which often arises out of difficulty, questions, exasperation, or survival.” Ownership comes about when individuals are challenged and find themselves playing a vital role…

12 Steps to a Second Work Honeymoon

Life without change is an invitation for stagnation.

Keepin’ It Fresh

As we enter into a relationship, whether with an individual or with a company, it is a time of getting familiar. We are excited about the newness and others experiences…

Heat in the System

The number of organizations that have gone bankrupt because of “heat in the system,” such as unresolved conflict or unidentified friction, is legendary.

Who is your competitor?

As a culture, we are socialized to be individualists. One is rewarded for outperforming others. This can send mixed messages to a group of individuals struggling to work together as…

7 Ways to Develop Your Team’s Alignment

A set of shared values within a company is the link between long-term profitability and viability. How well aligned is your company?

The Values Quandary (A Matrix)

High performance individuals are rare. It is worth finding ways to keep them. But what can a leader do if a high performer's behavior is not aligned with company standards?