Monthly Archives: May 2017

Subtle sabotage: The invisible impediment to change

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Change is a deeply human phenomenon, activating deeply human responses that don’t always help to advance organizational goals relative to change. But given today’s business environment—in which it seems that constant and escalating change is the fuel behind much progress and results—leaders must quickly master their ability to understand and constructively respond to the range of responses that could inhibit success. Any leader who’s been on the job for more than a day has seen evidence of some of the most frequent and noticeable employee responses to change: Open resistance, characterized by the obvious and verbalized messages that let you …

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Career Development Begins with CARE

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Career development is among the most personal and intimate ways leaders interact with employees in the workplace. These conversations are the nexus of hopes, dreams, perceptions, and business realities. They are also a key driver of important outcomes like engagement, discretionary effort, innovation, quality, productivity and retention. Leaders who excel at career development know that navigating these conversations effectively requires CARE. But CARE involves more than mere concern and or even active attention to others. Genuine development today is characterized by an evolving set of expectations and requirements.  Leaders who CARE find ways to make sure that their efforts and …

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Battling the Bulge: Handling the Expectations of Too Many Employees for Too Few Promotions

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Many organizations today are fighting the battle of the bulge. No, it has nothing to do with wellness programs, insurance premiums or weight loss competitions. But it is a huge health hazard for business. Over the past decade, many companies and institutions have suffered downsizing, right sizing, outsourcing, rationalizing and a whole lot of other ‘zings’ that have dramatically changed the organizational landscape. Structures are meaner and leaner. Baby boomers are waiting longer to retire. The old corporate ladder has toppled. Yet many organizations have continued to hire and set expectations with employees that, if they perform well, they’ll enjoy …

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The Surprising Benefits of Manager/Employee Interactions

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Leadership IQ released a study called “Optimal Hours with the Boss.” It’s an insightful report based upon research conducted with more than 30,000 executives, managers, and employees in North America. The results understandably made news. The findings are profound: “The median time people spend interacting with their leader is 3 hours. But 3 hours spent per week interacting with one’s leader is not enough. For the 32,410 people in this study, the optimal amount of time to spend interacting with one’s leader is 6 hours.” This is helpful information indeed and a welcome metric for managers who are increasingly looking …

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The Engagement Ring

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Engagement continues to be a big topic in leadership circles… and a bit of a mystery to many. We assign numbers to it. Chart it. Analyze it. Fret over it. All because we know how just how critical it is in business today – the key to individual satisfaction, leadership success,  and sustainable organizational results. In this brief animated video, we’ll crack the code on engagement.  Specifically, I’ll outline exactly why leaders need to make enabling engagement job #1…. and what they can expect to gain if they do. I hope you enjoy the video… and I would love to hear your …

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