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Leadership and Business Management Articles by Priority Learning: Organizational Culture

Why does a flourishing organization matter?
When Ralph asked me to write an article for the newsletter I thought to myself what did I really have to offer?  I have been a chief principle officer of a labor union, Head of Human Resources, Labor Arbitrator on the Maine Board of Arbitration,  Professional Certified Coach,   Director of Distribution, General Manager,...
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 Zappos.com   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 people...no 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...

The Leadership Maker

By Ralph Twombly

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  • Dunning Kruger Effect

    Dunning Kruger Effect

    n the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is.

  • The language of leading through caring (part II)

    The language of leading through caring (part II)

    Here are 15 Perspectives from my living ,leading, and learning from-organizations/ individuals who flourished.

  • Why does a flourishing organization matter?

    Why does a flourishing organization matter?

    When employees flourish the company develops a competitive advantage. Employees who are engaged, committed to each other, committed to the success of the company, provide better results better than their competitors.

  • Peer Communication and Care

    Peer Communication and Care

    Often neglected and seldom really understood, consider the power of caring for and communicating with peers.

  • Communications That Can Enhance your Relationships

    Communications That Can Enhance your Relationships

    Communicating up is good for your career and for your development as a leader. When the communication pattern with your leader is strong, you will both benefit.

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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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