Every business wants to maximize results. We want employees to take ownership and accountability for their results, and increase both the quality and quantity of their performance. Many factors influence performance, but there is one management skill that stands out above all others in developing and engaging employees at all levels: performance coaching. In fact, [...]
It is common knowledge that many meetings are a waste of time. Depending on the study cited, executives complain that between 25-50 percent of the time people spend in meetings is wasted. Thomas Sowell, a Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University is quoted as saying: "People who enjoy meetings should [...]
"Research indicates that senior executives rate the lack of 'understanding the importance and difficulty of integrating cultures' as a major cause of integration failure." - www.globalworkshop.com A Fool-Proof Way to Avoid a Leading Stumbling Block to Success? It's no secret that plenty of mergers don't work. The University of Minnesota Strategic Management Research Center claims [...]
How can you get your senior team pulling in the same direction, to solve problems together and move the entire organization forward? We often see competing agendas within an organization, and it is important to balance those agendas so that everyone is working together with a shared vision and values. In this interview, I [...]
Cultural Capital: A fundamental driver of financial performance Download Article Format: PDFPages: 6This paper explores the topic of cultural capital and its relationship to financial performance. It reviews research on this topic and comes to the conclusion that even though there is no direct measure of cultural capital, proxy measures such as cultural alignment and [...]
The Employee Engagement Network, hosted by David Zinger, has an e-book titled: "Employee Engagement- Powerful Sentences of Advice for Managers". Over 100 experts on employee engagement, including yours truly, contributed the one most importance sentence of advice they have for managers who want to improve the engagement of their employees. While one sentence of advice can hardly [...]
Volumes have been written on the challenges of managing and motivating the new generation of workers. They have a negative reputation for wanting instant advancement, needing constant feedback, having a poor work ethic, and not responding well to traditional management approaches. Many of the senior managers we have executive coached have expressed frustration in their [...]
For all that I have given and for all that I have received. For the beauty in my life and for the sorrows I have known. For the challenges I've faced and for just how far I've come. For my courage and my gifts and for the wisdom I've acquired. For the journey and experience [...]
Great organizations are both values driven and purpose led. I discuss these two crucial ingredients, as well as steps you can take to ensure your company is aimed towards success.
Most organizations struggle with creating a senior team that is pulling in the same direction. In this video I discuss strategies on how to get your senior team solving problems for the whole organization, not just their department.