Issue 159

Image Is Substance
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Andy Cunningham
159 “I discovered early on that the answer is authenticity … When companies promote themselves authentically, they get more customers and sell more stuff. It’s as simple as that, and I built my entire career on that premise.”


A Call to Lead with Courage, Authenticity and Service
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Kevin Cashman
159 “Is focusing on external results the sole source of greater accomplishment? Could it be that our single-minded focus on external results is causing us to miss the underlying dynamics supporting sustainable peak performance?”


A Values-Based Culture
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Robert Spector & breAnne O. Reeves
159 “If ‘vision’ embodies the head of your organization, and ‘mission’ personifies the heart, then ‘values” symbolize the soul. Every organization can cite its vision and mission statements, but few recognize the existential value of values.”


Work/Life Balance Is Hurting Us: A Manifesto for a Better Life Because of Work, Not Despite It
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Jennifer Moss
159 “It makes us believe that work is hard and horrible—that life is fun and work is tolerated. Too many of us cling to the weekend after just ‘getting by’ every other day of the week. Life shouldn’t begin on Friday and end on Sunday.”


The Good and Bad of Grit
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Caroline Adams Miller
159 “In order to make it easier to understand the differences between good grit and bad grit, I’ve divided up the types of positive Authentic Grit that I see in the world, along with examples to help flesh out their significance and meaning.”


Becoming the New Boss
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Naphtali Hoff, PsyD
159 “What can be done to help new leaders hit the ground running and enjoy sustained success? That was the question that I asked after my own challenging leadership experience. The following is some of what I learned.”



Issue 158

Archaic “Best” Business Practices Toxic to Resilience, Innovation, and Change (Plus, What To Do Instead!)
Nov. 21, 2017 - By: Carol Sanford
158 “The concept of ‘best practices‘ is no protection against toxic practices. Most of these ‘best practices‘ have never been validated and are marketing hype invented by a consultant company.”


Creating Change from the Inside-Out
Nov. 21, 2017 - By: Todd Davis
158 “I’ve learned that it’s not only the people who determine an organization’s performance, it’s what happens between people that makes the greatest impact on effectiveness.”


What Your Career Needs Now Is Some Relational Intelligence
Nov. 21, 2017 - By: Angie McArthur & Dr. Dawna Markova
158 “In this age of complexity, chaos, and constantly changing teams, the more skill you have to work and relate across differences, the more effective and happier you will be.”


The Expectant Non-Profit: A Guide for Navigating the Healthy Growth of Organizations
Nov. 21, 2017 - By: Maxine Harris, PhD
158 “Just like new parents often need a ‘how to’ book, so do new non-profit CEOs. So here it is, a guide for helping your organization flourish and live well into old age … ”




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