In irons

mast of a sailboat

A sailboat that is in irons is pointed into the wind and has no forward momentum.  Getting out of this predicament typically involves letting the boat drift backward with the rudder turned to one side or another.  Eventually, the boat will turn so that the sail can catch the wind again. When you’ve stagnated or hit a plateau, sometimes it’s … Read More

Evolving culture

green leaf

Culture evolves with people.  Failing to adapt can lead an organization to homogeneity.  Not having a diversity of ideas can cause groupthink and stunt your growth. Regardless of a business’s clear goals and strong profits, a culture needs to adapt to the changing needs of its people.  The moment that diverse teams become homogeneous and categorical you lose flexibility.  They might be easier … Read More

Choices

doors

Understanding what you do, and then what you choose not to do is a critical step in developing a higher level of awareness of your organization. It will help leaders better understand how to adapt, how to develop opportunities, and comprehend the impact that they make as a result of their decisions or actions. At this level, it’s less about competition and … Read More