Challenges Confronting a Public Sector CIO

Posted on July 11th, by TL Cox in on the job. No Comments

In “Team of Teams:  New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World,” General Stanley McChrystal explores the challenges he experienced while commanding the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq.  I won’t provide too much detail, as I don’t want to call “spoiler alert” or prevent you from reading the book yourself, but Gen. McChrystal … Read More »

The Importance of Leading with Questions

Posted on July 10th, by Martha Duesterhoft in on the job. 1 Comment

One key attribute that makes leaders successful is having a point of view. You are being paid to be a great thinker and make decisions. However, many make the faulty assumption that they have to come up with all the answers on their own and end up doing more talking than listening.

While I agree leaders do … Read More »

Manage by Modeling and Not by Announcements

Posted on July 10th, by Chris Edmonds in on the job. No Comments

I recently had a discovery call with a new client. I asked my contacts, directors in a medium-sized service business, about the issues they were facing and what outcomes they’d love from the proposed culture initiative.

We learned that changes in their market now require very different behaviors from company staff. The old ways of doing business will … Read More »

6 Signs You Are About to Be Fired

Posted on July 9th, by Rochelle Ceira in on the job. No Comments

Everyone dreads the boot that come flying out of nowhere. I’m not just talking about a flying shoe in the air. I’m talking about termination, pink slips, bye-bye letters, or whatever you want to call it. I hardly believe that anyone would be “pleased” when and if (God forbid) that happens. Layoffs are difficult to … Read More »