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Leadership and Business Management Articles by Priority Learning: Organizational Culture

Are You a Wilbury?
I’ve been uptight and made a messBut I’ll clean it up myself I guessOh, the sweet smell of successHandle me with care.-Handle with Care by Dylan, Harrison, Lynne, Orbison, PettyThat path, the journey, is never a straight line, and while it is ours individually, we never travel it completely alone. With...
Empowerment - the Next Steps
Last month I wrote about the prerequisites for empowerment, and promised that I would continue the conversation.  This topic naturally leads me to the biggest stumbling block that most leaders face on the road to empowerment - letting go. I bet anyone in a leadership role out there will know...
The Cultural Equation
“There’s some good in this world Mr. Frodo-and it’s worth fighting for.”  –Samwise Gamgee, Lord of the Rings Long before I had ever heard of, or understood, the concept of the hero’s journey as the path to personal growth and transformational change, I was a fan of the Lord of the...
Got Culture?
“If you get the culture right, most of the other stuff will just take care of itself.” -Tony Hsieh, CEO of   What’s the first description that comes to mind when you think about your organization’s culture? Exciting? Empowering? Enviable? Perhaps it sometimes feels like a three-ring circus or the inmates are...
The Law of Attraction
"The energy of the mind is the essence of life."-Aristotle      Do you ever have the sense, in your own universe filled with optimism, hope, and amazing experiences, that you just cannot do anything right? Sometimes it seems like we have both the “kick me” sign on our back and...
How to Move an Organization
"An organization develops along with its one can increase someone else's personal mastery. We can only set up conditions which encourage and support people who want to increase their own." Peter M. Senge, et al., The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook What does it take to move an organization? What would make...
Why Learning Organizations Will Rule
Ultimately, the most compelling reason for building a learning organization is because we want to work in one.-Peter M.Senge, et al.  Spring has officially arrived and the sun has recently made an appearance or two, so I was inspired to take a walk in my neighborhood this week for the first...
Knowledge Versus Good Behavior
During the last six months, particularly, I've noticed that there are lots of people who are very knowledgeable, educated, and have life-long experiences to "bank on." Some people's knowledge banks are filled with good intentions and ideas, and have skills to bring them forward in their business world with ease...
Paying Your Way - The new culture from the bad economy
As a business leader, I have always liked letting folks know what is going on with others out there doing good business.  This article is about a few ambitious and optimistic clients and what they are doing.  At first the work seemed unrelated and, after a while, I started to...
Culture (Noun, verb or what?)
Culture (Noun, verb or what?) Recently while working with a client on "cultural" crews, it occurred to me that people were looking for a better word for the organizational climate and that the word...

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  • Update to our Workshop Series

    Update to our Workshop Series

    Ralph, Craig, Mary and I are very excited to announce that we are changing our series from 5- to 8- day workshops to 10-day workshops within a year’s time and we plan to start in August of this year.

  • Increasing Meeting Participation

    Increasing Meeting Participation

    If you feel like your meetings are not productive enough because people won't or can participate, the people in your meetings are unprepared or after meeting conversation are bigger then the meeting itself, the problem might lie in your preparation.

  • Communications


    Let’s be clear here about communication methods for leaders. Face-to-face communication is best. Not just best, it is best by a mile. A phone conversation is next best, but it is no substitute for face-to-face connection.

  • Time for a Paradigm Shift

    Time for a Paradigm Shift

    Perhaps it is time for a paradigm shift, a shift in how people think and learn about what is out there for career opportunities.

  • Delegation


    The final test of leadership is to leave behind men and women with the conviction, commitment and competency to carry on in your absence.

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The word "Empowerment" has been, in our experience, a little tough to implement in some organizations. Which of the following best describes “Empowerment” at your organization…

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