Making the Complex Simple

A cartoon of a Rube Goldberg invention that makes a simple task complex

For the last four weeks we have explored organizational Mission, Vision, Purpose, and Why It Exists. These are similar concepts. However, one is not the same as the other. So what? Why make it more complicated? This blog will attempt to answer these questions. Imagine your favorite mode of vehicular transportation. It is probably a […]

The Risky “Organizational Value” of Basic Assumptions

Organization values on a compass over a a sky rise building

Values, in general, are easily identified. When identified, named, and consistently applied to thought, word, and deed, organizational values produce extraordinary results. Even before written down, they influence every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Clearly understood, they help differentiate what is important from what is most important. Values influence decisions and behavior whether […]

What’s “Professional Values” Got to Do With It?

Core values of a company on a blackboard in chalk and a heart

The famous words from Tina Turner’s song “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” may resonate in some minds as we recently observed a day of “love”. What love is to relationships, values are to organizations. Leaders and teams often wrestle through difficult decisions and sometimes the outcomes of those decisions are unpopular. The process […]