24 results for author: Michael Stallard


Restoring Navy Pride

There are three types of relational cultures in every organization: Cultures that control people, cultures that are indifferent to people, and cultures that connect people. A “connection culture” exists when a leader communicates an inspiring vision, ...
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Why Edward Jones is Built to Last

What makes an organization sufficiently resilient to survive over a sustained period of time? In 1983 Royal Dutch/Shell Group studied 27 companies that had survived more than 100 years, were still important in their industries, and continued to have strong ...
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4 Ways to Help You “Never Give Up”

A number of leaders I know are facing extremely challenging business and/or personal situations. I want to encourage them to keep moving forward because I believe their greatest contributions are yet to come. Here are four pieces of advice to help. 1. ...
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4 Ways Millennials Can Boost Productivity and Fulfillment at Work

Kate Otto has a message for fellow Millennials. Her work experience at an HIV/AIDS clinic in Indonesia inspired her to research the power of personal relationships. She saw that practicing certain attitudes contributed to developing meaningful relationships ...
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6 Essentials for Full Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a big problem for organizations today. Research has shown that the vast majority of employees are not engaged, thus they aren’t giving their best efforts or aligning their behavior with organizational goals. A helpful way to ...
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Addressing Workplace Incivility

Creating a workplace culture where people feel valued involves more than actively showing appreciation. It also involves eliminating behaviors that make people feel devalued. One of the worst culprits for making people feel devalued is disrespectful, ...
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Leadership Resilience: Washington Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins

Leaders must be resilient if they are going to prevail in the face of inevitable challenges. One of the most interesting examples of resilience today comes from the world of sports where Kirk Cousins, a Washington Redskins quarterback who has been consisten...
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Why You May Not Be Connecting with Others

We connect with some people and not with others. Great leaders master how to connect with just about everyone and that’s one reason why people want to follow them. There are many facets to connection. Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram have written an ...
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How Pfizer Became Intentional About Building its Culture

Pfizer, the multinational pharmaceutical giant, has become increasingly intentional about shaping its culture. You can see evidence of Pfizer's commitment in Ian Read's letter to stakeholders the year after he became CEO: (more…)
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What Leaders Can Learn From America’s #1 Cancer Center

As we approached the entrance of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center a big doorman named Nick Medley locked his eyes on my wife Katie and warmly greeted her like she was a returning friend. I was surprised. This was in Midtown Manhattan where people ...
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4 Ways Love Provides a Competitive Advantage

When Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store, first heard Herb Kelleher's words more than 40 years ago he was, in his own words, "completely taken by it." In Tindell's excellent book, Uncontainable, he describes how he and his leadership team went on to shape ...
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3 Insights About Stress Every Leader Should Know

Who experiences greater levels of stress: non-leaders or the boss? When I ask this question while teaching workshops on leadership, nearly all the bosses in the room respond that they are the ones under greater stress. They're wrong.  Hard data makes it ...
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