Monthly Archives: December 2016

Off the Grid for a Few Days

The Designing Leaders team is moving around Washington DC and New York City for the next week, and so the blog will be offline until we resume on Thursday, January 5. Wishing all of you a Happy New Year!!!

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Merry Christmas!

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The Designing Leaders team is taking a few days off for the holidays, and hopefully you are, too. Whether you celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday, or merely as a chance for family and friends to come together, or even if you don’t celebrate it at all, enjoy the upcoming weekend.

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Still Shopping for Christmas?

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If you have a runner on your shopping list, or a friend who needs a little push to keep their New Year’s resolutions, or you just want to read a good story about some experiences around the world, be sure to check out Doctor Will’s new book!

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Active Employees

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you know we preach the benefits to your workforce of a healthy, active lifestyle. Usually, that preaching comes the day after I run a marathon somewhere (or write a book about running marathons somewhere), but it’s a message that’s good to hear any […]

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Small Steps Lead to Big Steps

As you are doing your strategic planning, it’s easy sometimes to look down the road and get worried about all the challenges you face. Major projects with new clients may look like they’ll never get done. Perfection might seem unattainable. Organizational change can seem like a never-ending process. Bureaucratic obstacles may appear insurmountable. If you […]

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Strategy – Structure – Culture

I hear a lot of business leaders, especially at small companies, say they are going to introduce one new thing and, in doing so, change the culture. Whether it’s an instant messaging system for collaboration, putting everyone in an open space rather than offices or cubicles, or adding a slide to get from the second […]

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Culture Clash

A strong organizational culture can greatly enhance productivity and the overall business value of your workforce. Why? Because culture represents commonly understood values and priorities and expected behaviors, and when those are clear to everyone, then everything can move much more smoothly. Removing uncertainty makes it easier for value-adding behavior to occur, because people have […]

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Refelections

Well, December is here. This year has either raced by or gone at a snail’s pace; your perspective depends on what’s important to you and how things have gone. Regardless of what your organization’s fiscal year might be, the end of the calendar year is a time when many people take stock of what has […]

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