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Can Core Values Help You Through a Crisis? Vistage Members Prove They Do.

One of the topics I talk about in my workshop on Tribal Leadership: Because Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast is core values. Professor Warren Bennis says that leadership is born in crucible moments. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, leaders are showing up. Vistage members Michael and Sheril Feldman run a family-owned business, David Feldman… Read more

The Oil Change: A Tool for Tribal Leadership Stage 4 Teams

Many times, teams or triads get stuck. Results aren’t occurring; people aren’t doing what they promised, and resentment amongst the team members happens. In the book,  Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization, by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright, on page 178-179, the authors provide a tool, that they named… Read more

IBM CEO Study Concludes: Outperformers are at Tribal Leadership Stage Four

IBM conducted more than 1,700 in-depth, face-to-face interviews with CEOs, general managers and senior public sector leaders from around the globe. This 2012 CEO Study, the largest of its type ever undertaken, explores how CEOs are responding to the complexity of increasingly interconnected organizations, markets, societies and governments. One key finding: “CEOs believe their organizations… Read more

Tribal Leadership Comes to Sao Paulo Brazil

Mark Taylor is coming to Sao Paulo and will be presenting  Tribal Leadership: Because Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast on August 30 at 2:00 pm at Rua Tabapuã, 81, (térreo), Itaim Bibi São Paulo – Capital CEP: 04533-010. This event is open to the public. The benefit to attendees is that this workshop will provide… Read more

How to Create Core Values that Make a Difference

[youtube=http://youtu.be/g6WHAfWqX3s] Most companies that reflect upon and create core values for their organization do it once, create a plaque, and post it on the wall to be forgotten. One company that does it well is Zappos. There are several things I admire about what they do. I love how they created values that are statements… Read more

Is Your Infrastructure Congruent with Your Culture?

Many times, we get clear on our core values and sabotage ourselves through other means. Contemporary philosopher and author Ken Wilber, articulated in his book, A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality an all-inclusive integral theory that gives a way of looking at where we may be incongruent in… Read more

Triads Work: Starbucks Grew to $1B in Sales in 5 Years

Triads really do work. The key is getting three people to work together seamlessly. Starbucks succeeded with this because Howard Schultz, the founder, was able to give up his stage three need to control and surround himself and trust his Stage Four triad. Howard Schultz writes in Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built… Read more

Why We Should Listen to Black Hat Thinkers

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there was a king that ruled over a vast territory. One day, the king declared, if we build a bridge over the abyss, then our kingdom will be richer and we can hunt the animals on the other side. He gathered his men and instructed them… Read more

Workplace Transparency is Not Always a Good Thing—Very Funny!

[youtube =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uxsSvNJP_4] This 1 minute video will make you laugh out loud (LOL). I promise. I received it from the Waking Up the Workplace blog I subscribe to and had to share it. They are talking about an applicant that has been accused of writing the worst resume (CV) because it is too honest… Read more

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