Archive | Culture & Leadership

Culture and leadership aren’t just two important aspects of the game – they are the game.

Like a Virgin

I was recently flying Virgin America on my way home from NYC. I usually check my watch just as the gates are about to close, to see if we’re leaving on time and the next phase countdown for the journey. In this instance, as I looked down, there was no watch. This watch was the  More

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The Synergist; Valuing All the Roles

In his most recent book Les McKeown mentioned that work teams needed to include the three different roles of visionary, operator, and processor. I was struck by this set of definitions and how useful they are. In my own experience of working with teams, it seems that almost everyone values the role of visionary when  More

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The Checklist for Changing the World

Most people think that ideas change the world. That’s not true. Ideas in our head do not create change. Ideas, co-created with others, fueled by the conviction of our hearts to do better, and then manifested in the real world – that is what creates change. We all have innumerable ideas. Some, of course are  More

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3 Books Well Worth-Reading

The Synergist A business book meant for the real-working leader, Les McKeown gives an intuitive model to allow anyone to lead. The notion is that every team needs a blend of visionary, an operator, and a processor. And the often invisible but crucial role that blends all these 3 is a synergist, able to find  More

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