Sunday, June 24, 2018

Is Your Organization Engaged in Self-Sabotage?

Productivity is becoming more important every day. Fundamentally, it means doing much more with much less. And to be sure, there is scope for...

Why You Should Care About Your Employees' Happiness

Do you care if your employees are happy? Does it matter to you if they like what they’re doing? Are you the least concerned that they...

Going the Extra Mile, or Taking a World Cruise: Did TQM Turned Perfectionism into...

Following the Second World War, the allies determined that if the enemy nations were going to be able to make meaningful contribution the world’s...

5 Signs You Might Be a Bully

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town. -  George Carlin In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy demanded...

Boost Employee Engagement – 3 Questions to Ask

3 Questions You Must Ask to Boost Employee Engagement to Build a More Positive, Productive and Profitable Organization One of the key ingredients necessary to...

An Organization Devoutly to be Desired

We all fantasize but the object of our fantasy is seldom an organization, an ideal one, the one we would create for us to...

Four Ways to Lead Through Conflict

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William E. Channing   French novelist and...

Performance Requires More than Motivation and Ability

People often think that for employees to perform well all they need are the appropriate ability and skills and the motivation to achieve great...

How Social Media Can Increase Employee Engagement

Managers: What if I told you that you could leverage social media to increase your employee's engagement and job satisfaction? Do you think I've...

Employee Recognition: More frequently, Please, and Link it to Core Values

Companies are turning to employee recognition as an internal strategy to boost employee engagement and positively impact such metrics as productivity, ROA, ROE, and...

Don't Forget the "Why" in Your Mission Statement

A colleague of mine, Gwen Kinsey, led a crisp, interactive presentation at a recent leadership breakfast event. The topic was about how mission statements...

Onboarding: Make sure your new hires are ‘all aboard’

Remember those first-day of school jitters? You were nervous with anticipation and, as a result, probably slept very little wondering where your classes were...

They Feel Entitled. How about Engaged Too?

They're either disengaged or under engaged in their work but they very much intend to stay with their current employer for a long time....

Are You Running the Right Talent Race?

A MetaphorImagine that you’re competing in a marathon. You’ve been diligently preparing for it for a long time. You’ve trained. You’ve recruited the people that...

Criticism: Behind Closed Doors or in Plain Sight?

Nearly every company revolves around the central idea of team performance.  The synergy created by having multiple personalities and motivations can help any project...

Hungry, hungry, HiPos – Feed your stars, or kiss them goodbye

Ahhh, I recall with sincere fondness the memory of playing certain childhood games.  Sorry, Monopoly, LIFE, and one of my personal favorites – Chutes...