Why should you strive to create a positive organizational culture

July 8, 2012 - 16:57 -- Dr. Ada
Happy chairs I just read sad and shocking news in GIGAOM. Former France Telecom chief executive Didier Lombard has been indicted by a court in Paris over allegations that he led a corporate culture of bullying and harassment that resulted in the suicide of at least 30 employees.

It made me think. Are leaders consciously aware that the cultures they create can bring life, joy, and healthy productivity or unhealthy negativity, lack of engagement, and even death?

I would like to think that Mr. Lombard did not set out to create a culture of death. But he failed to see how bullying and harassment could result in a high toll of suicides. What is even sadder is that he failed to grasp that creating a different kind of culture not only could have prevented many of those deaths, but could have also create . . . Continue reading »

Leadership is creating interactive conversations

July 2, 2012 - 00:20 -- Dr. Ada

Deep in thought

Poet and Fortune 500 consultant David Whyte said that “The core act of leadership must be the act of making conversations real.” Conversations occur in human voices. Your voice is the public expression of your authentic identity, of who you really are, of where you really come from. Above all, your voice is the expression of your authentic leadership. Continue reading »

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