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 »

Look at me!

June 13, 2012 - 23:38 -- Dr. Ada

Oophaga pumilio

I just came back from a trip to Costa Rica. While enjoying nature there, I gathered many lessons that can apply to leadership. Today I want to share what I learned from the commonly called Blue-Jean frog, which is one of the most conspicuous of the Costa Rican frogs. Continue reading »

Do you have a progress bar?

June 10, 2012 - 16:20 -- Dr. Ada


What do videogame designers know that leaders should know? That progress is a great human motivator! Most successful videogames have progress indicators and achievement markers. Videogame designers know how to create a sense of progress within all stages of the game. That’s what hooks the player into the game!

Effective leaders need to do the same for their subordinates. Continue reading »


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