Individual Accountability

What Does Team Purpose and Teamwork Mean in a Hybrid World?

Ensuring clarity around team purpose will drive higher team perfomance and employee engagement. BIG IDEA: As a leader, you should be talking to your team about the purpose and meaning of their work. Being a leader isn’t all about managing performance. We also look to our leaders for inspiration and motivation. As human beings, we …

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The Future Of Work Has Finally Arrived And What Purpose At Work Has To Do With It

Amidst the trending topic of The Great Resignation, which we’ve reframed as The Great Reassessment, people have decided they need to feel connected to their purpose at work. This month we will explore this concept from various angles to help you see what it means for yourself and how you should lead. BIG IDEA:  The …

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Community Starts With Building Relationships at Work

A strong corporate culture is needed to keep employees engaged and committed to moving the organization foward. Developing a sense of community at your organization starts with building relationships at work, whether you’re in the office or virtual. BIG IDEA: Now, more than ever, it’s critical to focus on developing community at your organization. Over …

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“Your Team Has to Trust You”: Leading by Example to Build Trust in Leadership with Wayne Monteith

This week’s Gut Check article reflects on the roles of solid relationships and trust in leadership. It is based off our Lead The Future podcast interview with Wayne Monteith, the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation for the Federal Aviation Administration.   BIG IDEA: A leader’s most important asset is social capital. You might think that a 29-year Air Force veteran …

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What ‘The Great Resignation’ Means for You as a Leader

BIG IDEA: Millions of people are thinking of changing jobs right now. Is your top performer among them? I’m hearing a lot of concern from my customers right now about their concerns of employees leaving their jobs. It’s not that my customers believe their companies aren’t great places to work. They are! But the simple …

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Building a High-Trust Community in the Age of Hybrid Work

In the hybrid and virtual work environment, it is more important than ever to build community and strong relationships across the organization. BIG IDEA: As leaders, we all need to be community builders. Every organization’s culture has been put to the test over the past 16 months. Some have found that their employees will pull …

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How a 1960s Management Theory Explains the Tension Around Returning to Work Today

BIG IDEA:  Theory X and Theory Y demonstrate how managers’ assumptions about human nature shape the way they treat their employees. The world of work was wildly different in the 1960s than it is today. But some things never change. I believe that a 1960s management theory goes a long way to explaining the tension that …

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