Updated: Jun 17
Creating an Adaptive and Developmental Culture
“In Nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are only consequences.” – Robert Ingersoll
My Professional Life Purpose
My working life began over 60 years ago. In all those years, I never believed that work needed to be “work.” Early on, I subscribed to the wisdom of Sam Clemens who said, “work is what I am obliged to do.”
I never believed successful leadership required health-threatening stress, frustration, overwhelm and chaos. I’ve always believed work must be intrinsically rewarding, fulfilling and one of life’s enduring, great pleasures. It must provide meaning to our lives.
I never believed a company is well served by internal competition and conflict that undermines collaboration, cooperation and teamwork. Nor do I believe these necessary qualities can exist without personal responsibility, integrity, honesty, openness, and trust being pervasive in the culture. In such a culture, people disagree passionately without being disagreeable thus innovation and creativity thrive!
Very early, my professional life purpose evolved into identifying and developing those concepts that enable leaders to create innovative, enthusiastically engaged teams while concurrently creating low-stress, fulfilling life adventures of their own design!
In this era of rampant market chaos and uncertainty, most leaders view these simultaneous goals as being mutually exclusive. However, we know these goals to be synergistically complimentary and mutually supporting!
The Authentic Leadership Insights evolved from these disparate beliefs and over 45 years of executive leadership experience. This model is robust and “battle tested.”
As a natural consequence of this vocation, this model is a platform on which any organization can create its own, unique adaptive culture of innovative teams that produce long-term, sustainable profits.
The secret to sustainable profits is loyal customers. Customer loyalty is directly proportional to employee loyalty. Our clear intent is to create nurturing environmental ecosystems where engaged employees look forward to their work every day because it is a low stress source of fulfillment in their individual life adventures.