Personal Leadership Philosophy, U. S. Marine Style

Julia, a recent graduate of our Leadership Excellence Course, sent a note to her classmates about a week after class, “… I couldn’t resist sharing what was passed to us today in an e-mail from the new Commandant of the Marine Corps. Sure looks like a leadership philosophy to me.  We have never received anything like this before…” Attached to the email was a memo, excerpted here, from General Robert Neller,…

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In a toxic work culture? Three thoughts on what to do.

Our leadership students come from many different companies.  Most come from companies with great cultures that take an active interest in their employees and develop them into engaged individuals with a vested interest in organizational success. Others…not so much.  I’ve had a number of students who, unfortunately, worked in environments that could best be described as toxic.  These environments have cultures that foster unethical or toxic behavior; as a result,…