Archive for the ‘Ethics & Trust’ Category

7 Secrets of Union Management Success with Teams, Michigan News

What are the 7 secrets to sustainability with teams, management and unions? We presented our lessons learned at the recent Partnerships in Progress Michigan Labor and Management Association Conference, 2014, East Lansing, Michigan. We’ve included our Slideshare and photos below to illustrate a 7 Secrets PROVENN model based on our experiences in the auto industry and with […]


3 Success Factors for High Performance Teams, and What Gets In the Way: Interview with a Millennial

Leadership today has evolved greatly and includes high performance within teams.  Teamwork can also be the “secret sauce” that defines successful organizations.  Our systems for supporting high performance and leadership in teams and in entire organizations have not kept up with the times. Some of our most persistent management practices date from the industrial age, including […]


3 Things That Cause Ethical Breakdowns in Workplace Culture: Timing a Reminder is Everything

Tensions among senior staff in universities seem to be making the news on a regular basis. Examples include leader strife at Rutgers (blame), Penn State (cascade failure to deal with a crime) and University of Virginia (abrupt leadership goings and comings.) Last year Forbes described the University of Virginia‘s Board of Visitors vote to unanimously reinstate […]


Change Leaders: Why Should Anyone Trust Your Vision? John Kotter & Harvard Business Review

There are many trends about change management that I imagine Dr. Kotter has seen in his long career. As we prepare for the Association of Change Management Practitioners (ACMP) 2011 conference next week, including sharing new Skype videos with change authors on our updated site, ChangeManagementResources.com, I’m sharing nuggets of change leader material here including John Kotter’s highlights of some common assumptions about how leaders approach change.


Simplifying Leadership, Releasing Creativity in Communities

Conversations are key to releasing potential in developing communities, both in business and socially. When conversation is controlled or squelched, the community loses traction to individual agendas and fragmentation. Excerpted material features Oshry’s classic work on Tops – ‘Elites’, Middles and Bottoms and Peter Block’s message of simplifying leadership and seeing it as a quality that exists in all human beings.


Revelation, Leadership Integrity at All Levels

Power, pride, status. How about integrity? Status can be a distraction, an illusion. This post features a list of the signs of organization leadership that form spine and integrity, as I’ve observed over the years, with live links to the top leadership blogs up for


Status Quo Shakedown Meets Right Action

There’s comfort in friendship and community. There can also be blind spots and status quo problems inherent in comfort-based systems, sometimes tragically so, when the blind spots are very large.


Change, Ethics, Trust & Timing for your Talent Management Decisions

References a new study by Hewitt Associates and the Human Capital Institute. Very few of the companies studied are executing their talent management strategy successfully. In short, plans on paper don’t translate to reality in the workplace when it comes to recruiting, developing and retaining talent.