120 – Cultures of Compliance

I’m David Veech and this is Elevate Your Performance.We’re exploring this spectrum of organizational culture that spans from Defiance to Engagement.  I believe the vast majority of organizations operate in a culture of compliance.  You can be perfectly...

119 – Cultures of Defiance

How do we find ourselves in a culture of defiance?Defiance is the open disregard or even contempt of something or someone.I’ve seen defiant cultures in several different organizations.  In two cases, it was a Union workforce that defied any management...

118 – Culture

Good morning.  I’m David Veech and this is Elevate Your Performance.What is culture?Dictionary.com offers 8 non-biology related definitions.Noun 1. the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters,...

117 – Heading for the Holidays

Good Morning.  I’m David Veech.  This is Elevate Your Performance.We are quickly heading into the Thanksgiving weekend, and then on to Christmas, Chanukah, and New Years.  All fantastic times to re-center, reconnect, rejoice.  I’m...

116 – What’s your next challenge?

How do you usually respond when someone says “I want to challenge your thinking about that.”  If you’re like most people, your autonomic response is defensive.  That means we immediately begin formulating our response in defense of...

115 – Getting back on track

Good morning!It’s been a rough week and I’m out of sync with my video schedule.  We ended up with doctor’s appointments this week that fell during my normal video production time, and if I don’t get this made within a certain time window...