happy workplace

12 Things Happy Workplaces Have in Common

People want to be happy at work. It’s really not that complicated. What does that look like? I’m so happy you asked. Happy workplaces tend to have a few things in common. 1. People Are Free to be Human As one of my clients said so well the other day as we worked on creating a unique[…]

build committed team

10 Ways Leaders Can Build a Committed Team

Everyone wants a committed team, and lots of folks talk about having one. But let’s be honest — real-deal commitment is pretty rare. Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of teams out there that comply with what their boss tells them to do, or what they understand the organization’s direction to be; but compliance isn’t[…]

10 things young leaders need

10 Critical Things Young Leaders Need

  Leaders — real ones — want to grow. They tend to have an almost insatiable appetite to learn, grow, develop, and just get better. Now it should be noted that there are others — and it doesn’t come from a bad place I don’t think — who want to want those things; but when[…]

how psychopaths become ceos

How Psychopaths Become CEOs

Over the past several months, I’ve been doing a bunch of research on a a variety of topics, one of which is the presence of psychopaths in the workplace and their effect on teams and organizational culture. There will be other posts where I unpack some of that stuff, but one of the many things I[…]