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»

3 Options to Unleash Employee Motivation

It seems incompetent leadership is worrying employees. Right Management surveyed employees to find out what they want to avoid in their next job. Apparently 51% want to avoid incompetent bosses. The results aren’t surprising given the typical management trajectory in this post-Great Recession era. By typical I’m referring to the hyper focus on tangible management […] 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»

3 Ways Managers Can Make Work Meaningful

We continue sharing some of our favorite posts that appeared on other blogs or on our former individual blogs. Shawn wrote this post for the great people at TLNT.com. With dismal news of widespread employee dissatisfaction and disengagement, and uncertainty in the American and global economies forcing CEOs/CFOs continued conservatism, managers are faced with a […] Read moreRead More»

Are You Driving Your Talent to Leave?

  Depending on who you believe and what you read, an impending talent mass exodus from crappy work places is on the horizon. I believe it’s already here. Employees who leave crappy work environments for perceived better work places will leave gapping holes of lost knowledge and take with them corporate mythology essential to strategy […] Read moreRead More»

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