Leadership takes effort. When you abdicate your leadership responsibility, you may end up with a myriad of policies and processes that no one understands and follows. Stop solving your people’s problems by creating more and more processes, policies, and reports. Focus on providing leadership and support instead.
The Hidden Costs Of Employee Turnover
When you play with the numbers, you may discover that a replacement of a skilled employee can cost you between 1.5 to 2 times their annual salary, or even more.
How To Create A True Sense of Urgency
The words sense of urgency have a bad rap. They are often used as a managerial mumble-jumble by incompetent managers who don’t know how to lead people properly. However, it certainly has its place in our lives as it is… Read More ›
The Power Of Peer-To-Peer Recognition
Recognition refers to the actions and words that a manager or colleagues use to acknowledge and appreciate each other work. We are generally motivated when someone else mentions that we or our work is important. That it matters. The more… Read More ›
Why Are There So Many Narcissistic Leaders?
Having the right leader in charge is critical to the success of the organization. Only when employees benefit from the skills, attitude, and work of the leader, you have the right person in the job. The right leader will boost… Read More ›
Blueprints For Building A Winning Team
Are you building a new company? Have you decided to change the job and join a new organization? The question of culture will undoubtedly come up. What type of culture do we want to build? What kind of culture will… Read More ›
Why Is There So Much Unethical Behavior In Organizations?
The 2013 National Business Ethics Survey (NBES) showed that even though most misconduct metrics are down, they are still pretty alarming. 41% of participants of the survey reported that they observed misconduct, 63% reported what they saw, and 21% of… Read More ›
Managing Change In 8 Simple Steps
Change is part of life. And that applies especially to the fast-paced environment of modern business. You need to constantly adapt to ever-changing market conditions, requirements of your customers, and the needs of your suppliers and employees. People hate change…. Read More ›
Make Assumptions At Your Peril
It was in 2015 when I went with a small group of people for a trip to Namibia. We drove from the northeast through the Caprivi strip from Botswana through Etosha, visited the Himba tribe, and before heading south along… Read More ›
Why To Stop Exploiting Internships
Internship is a great way to build relationships with potential future employees entering the labor market. There are obvious benefits for the company in the form of getting some junior people to help out with the workload while incurring relatively… Read More ›