Organizational Excellence

Engage. Simplify. Enable the Mission


Two boys talking and listening

Have you decided on your 2017 leadership goals? Better communication habits might be one to consider.

Simon Sinek is a visionary thinker, who teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. His goal is to build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work.

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Like emotions can be contagious, so can good (and bad) leadership behaviors - some more so than others. Leadership behaviors can also have a cascade effect. Not only are direct reports impacted by leadership behaviors, the wider organization is too.

Fish Philosophy

Learn about the FISH! philosophy, which is about engaging people to make positive changes. 

Rock Climber Showing Personal Grit

What leads teams to keep trying even after failure? Quite often the answer is "grit," but what is this exactly? Researchers define grit as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, and they suggest it can be taught, practiced, or learned.

Two women talking

Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too.


Two men fighting

It's important to know effective ways to respond when a conversation turns negative. These techniques can help you turn the conversation around to avoid damage to an important relationship or disarm a threat to your credibility. 

Man thinking

High impact leaders are curious, and they're effective because building knowledge and wisdom are essential to professional success. If you are not naturally curious and asking a lot of questions, you can build this skill into your daily agenda by asking "ritual questions."

Rabbit and Tortise

Most successful leaders fall into the category of "temporally agile" - they set out timetables and deadlines, but are able to adjust to create more team synchrony and flow.


The only thing you can count on is change. So why not get better at it?

Authentic leaders lightbulb

Informal leaders do not have positions of authority but they manage to get things done and bring others along with them. How do you find them and engage them?

Man walking into explosions

How to shift from a "best practices" mentality to a dynamic, "laboratory" mentality and make each team member, not the manager, responsible for the results.

How to lead change management

What are the hurdles to organizational change management, and how do you overcome them? 

How To Counter Criticism Of Your Million Dollar Idea

When you have a fantastic idea, why is it that anyone would challenge it?  The reality is that any important change is challenged, so you should expect challenge and prepare for it.

Bird leading a formation

If trust is vital to leadership, how do leaders - particularly new leaders - build it?