Meet Instigator Jacob Kache
Each month in our newsletter, we feature an interview with one of our Instigators. The interview for May was with Jacob Kache, who works as a consultant for O.C. Tanner, a company dedicated to developing employee recognition and rewards programs that help companies appreciate people who do great work. Connect with Jacob either on their website or follow @OCTanner on Twitter.
What is your background in leadership?
Have and show a genuine interest in each person: find out each individual’s aspirations, needs, interests, talents, concerns, etc.Engage people to find meaning in their work: help them to understand that their work is important and worthwhile.
Do you have a book or person that particularly influenced you?
I have both. The Carrot Principle is a great book all people in a leadership position should read. It is about "how the best managers use recognition to engage their people, retain talent, and accelerate performance" (which also happens to be the sub-title).Robert Cordray is someone I have started following a lot over the past few months. He isn't super well known but has written for some very prominent sites (i.e. business.com, resourcenation.com, hr.com, etc). He is a retired business guru who now does private consulting. His focus is in employee recognition and leadership coaching. His Twitter handle is @robertcordray.
What would you like to get out of your membership with the Lead Change Group?
I would like to both provide informative, rich content as well as become apart of a community of leaders who share their insights around the universal human need to create value.
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