Spring is finally here and it’s time to refresh flowerbeds, plant gardens, and enjoy a green lawn again. There’s just one annoying thing in the way – weeds! Well, that’s easily solved with a bit of weed pulling. With a small hand trowel and about 15 minutes of work, I can have a weed-free flowerbed » Read More
Tag Archives: Change Management
CHANGE is the number one constant factor in all growing businesses. What worked well yesterday or last month may not work today or next year. Staff, scheduling, finance, marketing… all of these are facets of business where quality leadership is needed in navigating the changes a growing business faces. Many of these challenges revolve around » Read More
Change is a healthy part of any enterprise intent on thriving long-term. Failure to adapt eventually means irrelevance, regardless of the organization. Here are two definitions to start. Mistakes in technique – With any change management effort, plan on mistakes in technique. This is the ‘how’ of change, the specific methods and experiments to move » Read More
Your corporate culture is your soil. It’s where your employees grow or wither. Are you cultivating it? Or are you washing it away in your quest to maximize this year’s profits?
In recent weeks, several articles have offered worthwhile ideas on how to boost worker motivation. But experts have been sharing this counsel for years, and employee engagement continues to decline. This post focuses on nine specific things that damage engagement. What’s at play in your organization?
The success of a company lies in the ability of its leader. A great leader like Lee Iacocca can help a company on a verge of going out of business to recover its position in the market. A leader inspires people to achieve things they otherwise cannot do themselves. Great leaders create a vision and » Read More
In a priceless 1988 interview with Fortune Magazine, Ross Perot boldly confronted General Motors’ corporate culture. He said, “At GM, if you see a snake, the first thing you do is go hire a consultant on snakes. Then you get a committee on snakes, and then you discuss it for a couple of years. The most likely course of action is—nothing…We need to build an environment where the first guy who sees the snake kills it.”
Leaders are known to inspire others to act and achieve goals that they otherwise would not be able to achieve themselves. They challenge the status quo and break down barriers to help their constituents achieve their vision. In many ways, leaders make things happen and affect change that moves the needle and transforms the company » Read More
Wondering how to rekindle creativity in your workplace? Meet IBM Fellow John Cohn, Ph.D., an idea powerhouse who has been at IBM for 29 years. He shares six observations about how to keep innovators engaged and on board.
Idea people gravitate toward all things new and have little patience for inefficient processes and corporate silos. They can live in any department at any level of any organization. They can be any age, any color, male or female. To you as a manager, they may represent a breath of fresh air in your department or a colossal thorn in your side. Regardless of how you feel, idea people may be the key to your organization’s future. The question is…how are you engaging them today?