The Kyosei Consulting Blog

  • Slow down to speed up

    The Productivity Prison

    Are you one of those leaders who’s always pressuring your team — and yourself — to get things done faster? You’re not alone. The “time is money” philosophy at the heart of this mindset is also the heart of the industrial age management philosophy on which most traditional business “best practices”...
  • Purpose-Driven Leadership: Why and How to Make the Shift.

    In part 4 in our Mindsets of Workplace Transformation series, we examine how purpose-driven leadership and profit-driven leadership don’t have to be at odds. In previous installments, I’ve covered three key mindset shifts leaders must make to transform their workplace from struggling to thriving: the shift from seeking status...
  • Quiz: Are You a Micromanager or Do You Just Lack Systems?

    Despite knowing that micromanaging is not the most effective use of their time, most managers struggle with getting employees to uphold standards and achieve results. Find out if your lack of systems is holding you back with this quiz.
  • Micromanagement in the workplace can leave employees feeling disengaged or like puppets.

    Why Micromanagement in the Workplace Stifles Innovation — and How to Stop It!

    Part 3 in our Mindsets of Workplace Transformation series. Below, we cover how workplace micromanagement can severely diminish employee capacity, and what you can do about it. Picture a company where all workers do exactly as their managers ask with no feedback or resistance. Sound like nirvana? If so, you...
  • Servant leaders put their team first, turning communication into valuable gains.

    From Status-Seeker to Servant Leader: The Second Mindset Shift

    This is part 2 in our Mindsets of Workplace Transformation series. Read on to discover how becoming a servant leader can transform your company. The research is in — piles of it, and growing: for businesses to thrive, work must become more than just a paycheque. It must become...
  • How Fear Blocks Your Ability to Create a High-Performance Workplace

    Part 1 in our Mindsets of Workplace Transformation series. After 25 years working with individuals and organizations to transform their work and their workplaces, I can point to hundreds of ways in which the high-performance workplace has become not only more prevalent, but more healthy. Technology has made it...