In a world where the pace of change continues to accelerate, and where it is essential to leverage people’s emotional, intellectual, and and relational talents, organizations must position people in every level of an organization to bring the best of those talents to the table. Despite this dire need, far too many organizations are stifling those talents by creating, fostering, and protecting cultures of insecurity and interpersonal fear. Amy C. Edmondson’s book, “The Fearless Organization,” provides a blueprint for fostering psychological safety in organizations, empowering individuals to be their best selves and demonstrate their best work.Read More
If we look at these two research studies together, it is easy to come to the conclusion that our groups, organizations, and teams are failing to connect our work with our own larger sense of purpose, our most powerful and renewable source of motivation.Read More
Since the first National Hazing Prevention Week in 2005, individuals, campuses, and organizations have been amping up their awareness campaigns in an effort to bring the conversation about hazing out of the darkness and into the daylight.
For at least one week, "Mission: Accomplished."
But what, really, has changed?Read More
In the three years since launching the Building Heroes blog, I have been fortunate to have more than 46,500 people read at least one of my 200 posts, a far cry from the 44 visitors I had after my first month. However, with growth comes change.
“The snake which cannot shed its skin must perish.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
On November 1, 2013, I relaunched BuildingHeroes.Org as ThePowerButton.Org. Building Heroes always will be a part of the Power Button, as evidenced by its prominent placement on the site, and it is my hope that the Power Button's message will reach some of those who would not otherwise connect with the language of "heroism".
So, in the spirit of looking back before moving forward into the New Year, here are the top five most read posts from the Building Heroes and the Power Button blogs from 2013, as well as a personal favorite to propel you forward into the New Year.Read More