With intent, we announce our decision prior to the decision actually being implemented. This offers an opportunity for discussion and alignment while still allowing ownership and autonomy. I’m going to tell you how you can get both organizational alignment and a sense of autonomy and ownership in the organization. Now, normally we think about these...

As information and directives move through an organization, the language often changes from “why” (which sounds like “we need this by Tuesday in order to feed 10,000 more people”) to “who” (which sounds like “Bob wants this done by Tuesday”). When the “why” is maintained, people are intrinsically motivated to be more creative and thoughtful,...

Break large and overwhelming projects into smaller chunks to keep moving forward. But, when struggling to see your work’s purpose, try bigger chunks. Chunk big for purpose. Chunk small for progress. One of the things that’s really cool about humans is that because of language, we can coordinate the activities of thousands of people to...

Humans are conditioned to rely on visual cues. Leaders bring information to light by creating visual aides. Make the invisible visible. Article reference: https://www.wsj.com/articles/ecuador-city-beat-one-of-worlds-worst-outbreaks-of-covid-19-11593532974 Make the invisible visible. Humans are visual animals we have 10 times as much brain matter dedicated to processing what we see then to processing what we hear the optical nerves...