For how many years have you had an employee engagement strategy? How’s that working for you? Tactics without Strategy are DOA, but if a certain group of individuals does not align with that strategy, the company is treading water without a life jacket. Seventy percent of your company’s engagement relies on one group and a well-placed dose of what I call the Awesome Sauce.Read more "Achieve 33% Higher Revenue (Per Employee) by Changing Two Things"
Celebrities going public about their mental health challenges has again sparked discourse about mental illness. While some of these cases do not involve violent events, for C-Suite leaders, nondiagnosed or untreated mental illness can represent an insidious threat to workplace safety, productivity, and maintaining organization culture.Read more "Effect of Hidden Mental Health Issues in the Workplace: What to Do About it (Case Study)"
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the day we lost my father. Friday, June 25, 1993 perpetuated untold grief, but also has become a pivotal moment that marked a defining crossroads in my life. I wrote this over 20 years ago after visiting my father’s home town and seeing the house in which he grew up. It was my first Family Reunion and the old homestead stirred memories of stories he told about growing up.)Read more "I LOST HIM: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE"
In a March 2015 TED Talk Bill Gross spoke about what drove the failure of multiple startups he’d launched. The Startup King and founder of Idealab concluded that timing was a primary factor in startup failures. But, that was not the most valuable take-away from Gross’message. A more important nugget went unnoticed. Bill said, “If […]Read more "DON’T OVERLOOK THE SWORD-BEARERS"
You’re forking through the avalanche of applicants and resumes, narrowed them down to a manageable list of interviewees, and now you are ready to make a hiring decision. Likely, there are multiple highly qualified candidates that will participate in the second interview round. How will you decide? Will the final decision swing on tangible or […]Read more "YOUR CULTURE IS AT RISK IF THIS IS MISSING FROM YOUR RECRUITMENT STRATEGY"
Heading a corporation is similar to conducting an orchestra. CEOs have to see the big picture, orchestrate team strengths and weaknesses, and ensure all pieces are in place to facilitate production. Where high-performing teams are concerned, it’s easy to be sidetracked by misconceptions. Here are four secrets to creating a high-performance team.Read more "4 Secrets of High-Performing Teams"
It’s stealthy. It is at the core of change-resistance, failed negotiations, departmental infighting, and overall unresolved conflict. Confirmation bias is an insidious destroyer of strategic progress, employee engagement and cultural transformation. It lurks within the minds of everybody from boardroom to break room. Failure to challenge it is keeping us stuck, slow-walking strategic outcomes, and sidelining the culture.Read more "THIS ONE THING IS UNDERMINING YOUR COMPANY’S STRATEGY, CULTURE AND ENGAGEMENT"