People around conference table

OUR Leadership BLOG

Is Your Team Out of Sync?

Dr. Paul Metler | 10/4/2017
Fall is in the air. That means it’s time to watch college football. If you tune in to a pre-game show or watch the post-game interviews, you will likely hear the word, “execution.” During a football game, offense, defense, special teams, individuals and units fall under scrutiny based on effective execution.
read more

iOne Leadership Series Video Blog - It's Just Information

Dr. Fred Johnson | 10/4/2017
Here's another installment of the iOne Leadership Video Blog Series!

Today Fred talks about how to deal with tough conversations and defensiveness. A productive conversation is not likely to take place if an individual doesn't feel safe. As a leaders you have the ability to lower defenisveness. Watch this short video blog as Fred shares how to receive and give information or have a tough conversation - as the title says... IT'S JUST INFORMATION! 
read more

How Shall We Create Leaders?

Dr. Paul Metler | 9/25/2017
My first exposure to the famous allegory of the cave in Plato’s The Republic in relationship to organizational leadership came via Gareth Morgan’s book Images of Organizations. His introduction to organizations as a “Psychic Prison” captured my imagination. For many years, I have pondered the implications of Morgan’s assertion, “Human beings have a knack for getting trapped in webs of their own creation.” That sparked my interest in leadership and organizational development.
read more

iOne Think Tank: Mirror Leadership

Dr. Fred Johnson | 9/18/2017
We are happy to provide the video recording from our most recent iOne Think Tank presentation and discussion! 
read more

iOne Leadership Series Video Blog - Don't Ever Stop Growing

Dr. Fred Johnson | 9/15/2017
InitiativeOne is happy to announce our new iOne Leadership Series video blog! Check back weekly for another video post from Fred or other members of the InitiativeOne team! Today we're talking about continual improvement and how real leaders never stop growing.
read more

Want to Buy a Pair of Sunglasses?

Dr. Paul Metler | 8/23/2017
I was at the gym this morning and one of my friends offered to sell me a slightly used pair of eclipse glasses at a reduced price. I passed on the generous offer, smiled and went back to work. Just a few days ago eclipse glasses were a hot commodity. Today, not so much. Monday, they were necessary and today they are not. Obsolescence is defined as the process of becoming obsolete, outdated or no longer used. In the case of eclipse glasses, it’s a pretty easy determination. Matching the need with the solution, safety specs aside, was relatively easy. But, I wouldn’t recommend wearing your eclipse glasses when driving to work tomorrow morning.
 
read more

3 Lessons about Change You Can Learn from the Eclipse

Dr. Paul Metler | 8/11/2017
If you visit NASA’s total eclipse website you can discover the answers to important questions about the Total Solar Eclipse that is happening on Monday, August 21. Anyone in North America within the path of totality can view the total eclipse. The website provides good information about how to safely view the eclipse and protect your eyes while viewing this incredible phenomenon. As I read about the eclipse, I was intrigued by the basic storyline. Millions will drop everything and pause to watch the moon cover the sun for a brief period of time because most days there is no eclipse. It’s an awe-inspiring change from the norm.
read more

Competitive Advantage

Nick Metler | 7/13/2017

“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.”

(Arie de Geus)

read more

Help me?

Nick Metler | 7/10/2017
"If you need help bark like a dog.” –Gendry “That’s stupid. If I need help I’ll shout help.” –Arya (George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings) Asking for help. Do you find it difficult? A simple request for help can be one of the hardest questions for you to get out of your mouth. I know that it is for me. I love this quote because sometimes our needs are disguised. You may feel like it’s safer to sound like a dog barking, but really, you are longing for some help or guidance on what is going on at work or in your life.
read more

Feed Your Thoughts

Nick Metler | 5/30/2017
Leading well takes an extraordinary amount of trust. Trusting yourself and those around you is at the core of building healthy relationships when leading an effective team to success. In trusting yourself, you must be willing to change: change the way you think and change the way you lead.
read more
Displaying results 41-50 (of 158)
 |<  <  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10  >  >|