Adsum Insights Blog

The Fifth Discipline, Prima Donnas and Seeing the Same Game culture leadership: developing others/building teams leadership: managing yourself

Almost 25 years ago, one of the best-selling management books of all time was released: Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline. I know I was in the minority, but to be honest, I was...

Continue Reading...
Miles Davis’ Sagacious Advice for Leaders first 100 days / career leadership: managing yourself

In his autobiography, Miles Davis, the world renowned jazz trumpeter and band leader, claims to have changed…not just his style, but all of music six times. A bold claim to be sure, but...

Continue Reading...
A Vase of Roses Sounds Nice, but Not Always leadership: creating the strategic context

Roses have been a profession of love through the ages. They are beautiful. They are thoughtful. They are heartwarming. They can express sympathy. And they have been getting men out of the doghouse...

Continue Reading...
Personal Growth, Velleity, and Playing Bass for the Allman Brothers leadership: managing yourself

I am a bit of a logophile. I subscribe to dictionary.com’s Word of the Day because I really enjoy it when I can capture the essence of something with a single word.

That...

Continue Reading...
Horrible Boss: “I Love You. Now Get Up!” leadership: managing yourself

Bosses are making everyone I know completely nuts. It should not be surprising.

A recent review of the academic literature concluded that “one in every two leaders and managers” is...

Continue Reading...
Zen and the Art of Culture Change culture leadership: delivering operational outcomes
How do you get the ship out of the bottle? No ship. No bottle. No problem.

~Sensei William Gleason~

I recently attended Human Synergistics’ 2nd Annual Ultimate Culture...

Continue Reading...
Wise and Timeless Career Advice first 100 days / career

Even though it was decades ago, I remember it like it was yesterday.

I was 29 years old, just finishing my Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. While completing my degree, I was doing...

Continue Reading...
You Have to Want the Question first 100 days / career

One of my clients is interviewing for a bigger job and he asked me to help him prepare for his interviews. As an aside, it’s gratifying for me to see someone I have been working with be...

Continue Reading...
The Predictable Results of Being “Heads Down for the Next 100 Days” first 100 days / career

People say the darnedest things.

When taking a new job, they often tell their friends and family not to expect much of them because they are going to be “heads down for the next 90...

Continue Reading...
Management Development and Why You Can’t Fire a Cannon From a Canoe first 100 days / career leadership: managing yourself

A few years ago, I volunteered as the Strength and Conditioning coach for a nationally ranked youth hockey team. I was, at the time, already well-versed in functional, injury prevention oriented...

Continue Reading...
Jiffy Lube OD culture leadership: creating the strategic context

The OD toolbox is full of incredibly useful techniques for improving how organizations function. There are 360 surveys, conflict resolution strategies, team-building approaches from personality...

Continue Reading...
Executive Presence and Duke Basketball's "Next Play!" leadership: managing yourself

Talk of Executive Presence, Power Posturing and the like is everywhere. Amy Cuddy’s TED talk on Body Language and Power has been viewed an astonishing 28M times. A recent study by Sei Jin Ko,...

Continue Reading...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
 

Want to hear the latest from Dennis?

 

You're safe with me. I'll never spam you or sell your contact info.