Beavers, Rats, and One Enormous Caveat

What if my people truly are sneaky rats rather than self-motivated beavers? Since posting Your Leadership Worldview, I’ve received quite a number of questions like this. Part two of the series, my Beavers and Rats post, elicited a whole bunch more. These posts are about the attitude of leadership to its workers, and what that […] Read moreRead More»

Leaders: Do You Get The Leftovers?

People who are eager to add value and grow want to work here. Our competitors get the other folks. –  Morning Star employee Leaders: the struggle for profits, market share, shareholder value and stock price starts – and ends – with the competition over talent. Does your company attract people who are eager to add […] Read moreRead More»

If It Can Be Measured, It Can Be Manipulated

All aboard the metrics-go-round! Ready, managers? Here’s how it works: You set goals and create measurements (“metrics”) for your people’s behavior. Of course you tie their pay, performance evaluations; indeed their continued employment to hitting your numbers. Of course! Some of your people dive into hitting these goals with gusto. Some figure out the metrics […] Read moreRead More»

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