Is Your Culture Toxic?

I always try to focus on the positives so in a lot of my posts I talk about the importance of creating a Development Culture within an organization. This always leads to questions about other types of culture, and often about what a Toxic Culture looks like. So today I will focus on that question, Read More …

Attitude is a Choice. Attitude is Everything.

A positive attitude is one of the most important characteristics a leader can have because of how contagious it can be. The late Paul J. Meyer, the founder of the personal development industry used to say that “Attitude is Everything.” It really is everything when looking at an organizations culture. Attitude is one thing we Read More …

Your Culture is Under Construction

Living in downtown Austin, I know a little something about construction projects. The other day I counted nine cranes in the Austin skyline due to all of the many construction projects in progress. Seeing all of these construction projects going on got me thinking again about one of our favorite subjects at SOS Leadership, Culture. The Read More …

Culture Will Beat Scheme Every Day

Over the past six months people have shared their opinions on the National Football League and all of their off the field problems. Today, I want to focus on a positive both on and off the football field. Two weeks ago, the Philadelphia Eagles beat their rival New York Giants 27-0 on Sunday Night Football. Read More …

Leaders Multiply not Add

One of the biggest frustrations in our business is when leaders in organizations don’t understand the value of investing in their people. Most leaders want to grow their business, but they do not believe investing in training and development will help or they lack belief in their people. Those two beliefs (or lack of beliefs) Read More …

Execution in a Development Culture

In my last post I wrote about the importance of Vision in a Development Culture. It is so true that without Vision, the people will perish. But Vision can only take a leader or an organization so far. Just because you can see a clear picture of the future (Vision) does not mean that future Read More …

Be Jack!

In our new book, The Turnaround  we talk about turning around the results of an organization by turning around the culture. This can only be done through effective leadership at the top that spreads throughout the company. The book is written as a story about a struggling organization that brings in a new CEO to Read More …

The Turnaround: If You Don’t Grow, You Go!

Organizations are always focused on growth. But they are usually more concerned with revenue growth than that of their employees. When it comes to shaping their culture, they often focus on relaxed dress codes, break rooms with games and free drinks, and other material things that are only positive when results are good. An organizations Read More …

Blame Game Culture

Have you ever been a part of an organizational culture that plays the blame game? This is usually a very stagnant culture that gets little if any results. A stagnant culture where people play the blame game usually has three types of people leading the organization.There are people that Don’t Know They Don’t Know. These Read More …