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As market conditions, budgets and consumer needs change, companies will have to adjust to remain successful. However, change is one five letter word that often strikes fear into teams and employees. According to a study conducted by IBM, the need for company leaders to lead change is growing, but the necessary leadership skills are diminishing. » Read More
In your organization or on your team, think for a moment about what you’d most like to see happen over the next 6 months to 2 years. Give yourself a minute… Now would you say your greatest vision for your team or your organization is: Do what we’re doing, only better, more effectively or more » Read More
No matter what anybody says, CHANGE is difficult. Yes, for all of us, because we all deal with CHANGE on our own time schedules. The reality is that CHANGE is a way of life in 2013 that causes stress all around us – both good and less-than-stellar stress. So take a minute to ponder. When you » Read More
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
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?