Doesn’t the question WHY drive most people crazy? Of course it does! You are asked a simple question and you respond with a simple, logical answer. Then, your eyes roll and the blood pressure rises when you get the WHY…
There is always one in the office. You know them. They are funny, humorous and affectionately known as the ‘Office Clown.’ They are always popping into the office with a quick joke or interjecting their humor during meetings that break the flow of business. The question is – what is the impact of the ‘office clown?’
Why are you going down the road of quality improvement? Is it quality you seek? Or are you seeking short term opportunities to cut costs? Not only should you know why you are implementing quality improvement initiatives, but you should be honest about it! Implementing these initiatives with the right intentions is crucial.
Our business environment is constantly changing and evolving. This means that leaders must possess the qualities and leadership traits necessary to adapt their organizations to the ever-changing environment. What worked 20 or 30 years ago will not work in today's business climate. Are you evolving or eroding?
The fear of failure. It is a disease that cripples otherwise successful people and destroys innovation, creativity and growth. That fear can also permeate an organization to the core. Failure elicits feelings such as anger, frustration, and confusion that, while unpleasant, are usually not sufficient to trigger a full-blown fear of failure.