Perspectives on Leadership, Culture and Engagement...
  • Bring Your Organization to Life “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2016, 7:56 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • The Fundamental Principle of an Effective Organization What if you could focus on just one principle that would dramatically increase the effectiveness of your organization? How would your leadership approach shift if you viewed your organization through ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2016, 7:57 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • Why do so many Women choose different Paths? In large corporations, women continue to be under-represented in executive leadership roles, with many self-selecting out of the running for these jobs by mid-career. What can we ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2016, 6:18 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • Three Things Your Employees Need From You If you want employees who are passionate and focused on helping your business succeed - and who doesn’t? There are just three things you need to do.  1.    Respect them ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2013, 7:07 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • 5 Reasons Your Engagement Program Isn't Working As a business leader, why should you be concerned about the engagement level of your employees? Given all of the other burning issues you are faced with, devoting time and ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2013, 6:45 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • Shifting the Culture of Business In yesterday’s post I raised the possibility that the number of women in C-level leadership positions may be lower because many women define success differently and therefore may ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2013, 3:02 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • Women and the C-Suite I find it interesting how the discussion of the low numbers of women in C-level leadership positions is generally framed. One perspective is that the “establishment” is holding women ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2013, 3:19 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • Leadership is about People Somewhere along the line, leadership forgot who it was leading.Leaders are often selected based on their business acumen and “results,” – not necessarily their ability to lead people. Unfortunately, the ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2013, 3:29 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • Exceptional Leadership Starts with Yourself “In order to have courage, you must do the inner-work necessary to know who you are.” Howard Behar, former President, Starbucks.I invite you to join me on a ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2013, 5:29 PM by Lisa Shelley
  • The Container Store... A Culture Organized for Employees “From Day 1 I felt valued, empowered and trusted.” This is a pretty impactful statement for any employee to make.However when you consider that this is the reflection of ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2013, 1:58 PM by Lisa Shelley
  • Good vs. Evil Thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombings...Once again, humanity has shown us of what it is capable.  It is heart-wrenching, maddening and frustrating to even try to comprehend how ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2013, 2:09 PM by Lisa Shelley
  • Emotional Bonds I just read an interesting article on leadership indicating that the most effective leaders connect with their people on an emotional level.  Because of this connection, their people want to ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2013, 2:27 PM by Lisa Shelley
  • Living in the Question A wise person once said to me, "the more you know, the more you realize you don't know." Knowing the Answer We are raised and educated in a manner ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2013, 2:28 PM by Lisa Shelley
  • It's a Business, Babe... Have you ever had a seemingly small interaction that just sticks with you?  A moment that hits you in such a way that you still find it coming back to ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2013, 2:30 PM by Lisa Shelley
  • Whose Responsibility is It? Understanding this question actually helps to clarify a few important principles when it comes to making an impact on your business' engagement levels.First Principle.  How people engage, or not ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2013, 2:31 PM by Lisa Shelley
  • Do you have time to just go through the motions? When was the last time you considered the drivers behind your personal commitment to your job or business?  Why do you personally put forth the time and energy that you ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2013, 2:32 PM by Lisa Shelley
  • What youth soccer tells us about employee engagement... I recently read an article on the Sustainable Business Forum that perfectly illustrated a flaw in the way that many businesses look at Employee Engagement, "Are You Managing for Engagement ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2013, 2:25 PM by Lisa Shelley
  • Are you dancing? Over the years I have participated in countless employee engagement team efforts.  These efforts always ran the same course.  Results were received from the biennial employee feedback survey, a business ...
    Posted May 15, 2013, 6:38 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • The Conscious Leader... an extraordinary boss This article from Inc magazine on the 8 core beliefs of extraordinary bosses is a fantastic description of how a conscious leader thinks and behaves with their organization.  Beginning with ...
    Posted May 15, 2013, 6:39 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • Who are your business stakeholders? There's been a lot of discussion about Wall Street in the news over the past few months.  Some have questioned the 'fairness' of how income is distributed within our ...
    Posted May 15, 2013, 6:45 AM by Lisa Shelley
  • Organizational Effectiveness vs Engagement Traditionally employee engagement is defined as an element of an effective organization.  I would argue that they are actually one and the same.Considering that people have a natural desire ...
    Posted May 15, 2013, 6:41 AM by Lisa Shelley
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