leadership Tag



derailed train
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Doesn’t Like One-Track Minds… Think your company or nonprofit organization is on the right track? See if your executives regularly do any of the following…Read More
Wolf Pack Meme
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Animal Lover (Not Follower)… Here’s another doozy from the increasingly inane LinkedIn wall: “A wolf pack: the first 3 are the old or sick, they give the pace to the entire pack. If it was the other way round, they would be left behind, losing contact with the pack. In case of an ambush they would be sacrificed. Then come 5 strong ones, the front line. In the center are the rest of the pack members, then the 5 strongest following.Read More
corporate culture
by Pat Palleschi, Ph.D., President of the Executive Agency… Employees often tell me that the culture of an organization can encourage them to be productive or be so soul-sucking that they’re dying (figuratively, I hope) to leave. Culture is one powerful aspect of your organization… and it doesn’t take a penny to improve. Here’s how. What is “Organization Culture,” anyway? If it were a game of hide and seek, culture is hard to hide and easy to find. Sociologists describe culture as a “social identity built on group membership” (adaptedRead More
brilliant jerks meme
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Sees Value In Brilliant Jerks; image credit: internet meme featuring photo by Scott Grummett for Wired Magazine… LinkedIn’s wall is degenerating fast. It used to focus on careers and business discussions. Now it’s becoming Facebook, complete with people solving puzzles and sharing inspirational quotes. For example, my LinkedIn wall frequently features this popular meme about Neflix CEO Reed Hastings, who has built a mighty empire. As a Netflix customer, I respect a lot of what Hastings has accomplished —Read More
Clark Kent
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Hardcore Differentiation Advocate; image by Williamwiki via Wikimedia Commons… Thanks to the jury in the Apple-Samsung case, product differentiation is now mandated in the marketplace (at least in the smartphone industry). Unfortunately, differentiation — and creativity and daring — are harder to find, despite every company’s claim of “leadership.” That’s what inspired this rant. Here’s hoping it won’t take more jury decisions to spark more creativity in the world… Did you know that roughly 99.999% of all companies are “leaders” orRead More
Bull
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Semi-Professional Bull Wrangler; photo by Forum concoursvaches.fr via Wikimedia Commons… Pass the paper bag, I’ve got emotion sickness. I’m perusing Harvard Business Publishing’s website, and a headline snags my eye: “Use the Downtown to Your Advantage“. Hmm, that sounds compelling. What kind of killer advice could the gurus of Harvard Business bestow upon us mere mortals? What I subsequently read makes my eyes roll like rubber dice on a craps table in a 6.7 earthquake.Read More