About the author: James daSilva | SmartBlogs
The work needs to get done, and it needs to be done well.
So why aren’t your people doing that? Maybe you think you know. But ask yourself first:
- What have I done to prepare them?
- What haven’t I done?
- Have I explained what needs to be done, and why? Have I explained how it needs to be done, and why?
I live in Washington, D.C., and go to about 15 Washington Nationals home games each year. I have an interest in the team’s performance and leadership, if only for all the hours and dollars I spend on the team.
As you may have heard, the team did not play well this year. Off the field, there were problems, and saying “the Nationals choked” had a more literal meaning than usual:
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But “culture” used off-hand is vague. It implies stasis when individual humans are not static. An organization is merely a collection of individual humans, and so culture is always fluctuating, affected by internal and external forces, and fragmenting.[…] Continue Reading »
Our SmartBrief on Leadership newsletter started on April 9, 2008, and it looked a little different than it does today. Remember when “Web site” was spelled that way and when BlackBerry was the market leader?
What hasn’t changed is the goal of us here at SmartBrief — to help today’s and tomorrow’s leaders be a little better, a little smarter and a little wiser as they work, and to do so with a short digest that links to great stuff but only takes a couple of minutes to read.[…] Continue Reading »