Work, Play and The Daily Struggle To Find Balance

The ‘always available’ culture many leaders have adopted isn’t healthy, says David Miller, who urges CIOs to “be intentional in creating a healthy balance between your work and personal lives.”

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Organizational Health, Part 4: Disagree And Commit

Passive agreement is a leader’s worst enemy, says David Miller, who believes that only after opinions have been aired, issues debated, and alternatives discussed can people make a true commitment.

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Organizational Health, Part 3: The Right Way To Manage Conflict

Conflict management is an organizational skill that can literally make or break a company. How many times have you seen very bright and gifted leaders destroy themselves or their organizations because they would not deal with unhealthy conflict within their midst? More often than not, they choose to put their heads […]

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Organizational Health, Part 2: Time To Get Personal

In this blog, I’d like to begin to look at some of the components or characteristics that comprise a healthy organization. As you might expect, it starts at the top. You must have a senior management team that works well together. If members of the leadership team are not working in a unified manner, there […]

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Organizational Health, Part 1: How Fit Is Your Team?

There is a quote that has appeared often in my email signature line and that I find myself revisiting from time to time: “In tranquillo esse quisque gubernator potest,” which roughly translated means, “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” It is from Publilius Syrus, a Latin writer who died around 29 BC. […]

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