Monthly Archives: November 2007

Regarding a Culture of Fear

A colleague from the UK asks, how do you deal with a culture of fear?If an organization has a “culture of fear” it’s because of the leadership. They are using the blunt instrument of fear because they lack the ability to lead with better tools (inspira…

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The Presidential Leadership Project – Blogging for President

The Presidential Leadership Project – Blogging for President is a post by Jim Kouzes discussing his research (with Barry Posner) about what people say (or claim) they want in a leader.As Kouzes puts it:For people to follow someone willingly, the majori…

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Handling the Day You Didn’t Expect to Have

A client, Nick, called me to discuss his bad day at work. By “bad day” he meant that he didn’t have the day he intended to have. As you’ll see, it was quite something.Nick’s a Director at a large firm – he’s been there less than a year. Monday is Ni…

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