Leadership

How are You Creating Better Tomorrows?

Since leaving NASA in 1981, I have spent considerable time trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up … if I ever do. During those periods of reflection, my mission, both personal and professional, became “helping people create better tomorrows.” Once I settled on that, I had to determine what steps must be taken to accomplish that mission. After […]

Date:
Sep 13, 2016
Author:
John J. Perry
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Organizational Values: Beliefs Become Behavior

Organizational Values

To achieve long-term success, organizations must focus the appropriate amount of attention on Mission, Vision, and Values, my simple definitions of which are:

Date:
Jul 15, 2013
Author:
John J. Perry
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Diagnosis: The First Step in Organization Development

Diagnosis organizational development

We sometimes engage in organization development (OD) activities before we know what is causing us to believe that we need to make the organization better. We tend to be more comfortable trying to identify and remove the symptoms rather than the causes of any barriers to excellence.

Date:
Jul 5, 2013
Author:
John J. Perry
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Dealing with “Difficult” Employees

Angry Manager dealing with employee

There are factors that can guide you through your discussions and documentation when working with either an “Employee with a Problem” or a “Problem Employee.”

Date:
Jun 13, 2013
Author:
Forrest Story
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An Effective Risk Management Strategy for Organizations

Risk management plan

Risk management is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge for organizations. When this challenge is not met, there is a direct impact on the bottom line as the cost of insuring against risks increases.

Date:
Jun 7, 2013
Author:
John J. Perry
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