The NeverEnding Challenge

Better. Cheaper. Faster. These words have become the mantra of today’s business world creating an environment of NeverEnding challenges.  How many times have we heard the words, “Let’s just get through this year and next year will be better”?   Some companies react to these challenges by reorganizing, eliminating jobs and implementing a list of “quick fixes”.  Read More …

Help Employees Learn, Grow and Succeed with Employee Success Plans

Findings from a recent Deloitte Global Millennial Survey found that nearly a third of millennials left their current position due to lack of learning and development opportunities. When companies take the time to develop their employees it’s a win for everyone. Employees obtain more skills, the company gets better results and employee engagement improves.  Unfortunately many Read More …

5 Leadership Must-Haves to Engage Employees

60 articles Employee engagement has been proven to boost individual, team and operational performance resulting in higher productivity, better customer engagement, fewer accidents, better retention and higher profitability. Results from the GALLUP 2018 State of the American Workplace Survey indicates that only 34% of employees are engaged. Given the strong evidence that employee engagement matters, why Read More …

What Are You Doing Here?

If you step outside of your office and ask one of your employees “What are you doing here?” most would say “working.” Some may offer additional information that describes their task or job. “I’m programming the materials database” or “I’m completing a new service order.” If you are really bold, you might ask this question: “Given the Read More …

The Power of a Handwritten Note

For most leaders, making in through the day is like being caught up in a whirlwind. Between meetings, projects, deadlines, emails and the latest crisis, it’s easy to forget about the good stuff that is happening and the employees that make it so. Acknowledging good work is just as important as returning a call from the CEO. If Read More …

Change? It’s Personal.

Change, even on a good day, is difficult. If it wasn’t I’d be wearing a size 6 suit. Change in the workplace is no easier. As companies look to reinvent themselves to meet the challenges of the future, change is inevitable. Whether expanding a business, restructuring an offering or just improving an existing product, it will require Read More …

LITE Up Your Bright Ideas

Better, cheaper, faster.  These words have become the mantra of today’s business world.  Technology is reinventing itself at an exponential rate driving businesses to seek new and innovative ways to meet growing customer and shareholder expectations.  But creating a work environment where innovation flourishes doesn’t just happen.  It requires four key elements:  Leadership, Ideas, Tools and Execution (LITE) Leadership:  Leaders play Read More …

Making Change? Here’s the One Thing You Can’t Buy

Keeping up in today’s changing world requires a constant eye on the market, technology and your customers. Companies also must have the ability to quickly adapt to new ways of doing business as new skills, new processes and new technology can pave the way to success.  Many companies look to consultants that have a proven track Read More …

Leading Innovation Takes Grit

Whether it’s developing new products or services, changing how they are delivered or restructuring work processes to be more efficient, being able to find new and innovative ways to meet customer demands is critical to success. Innovation is no longer reserved for the chosen few but has become a mainstay in addressing the ongoing challenge posed Read More …

Set Big Goals

What are you going to accomplish this year?  When asked to set goals, most people think about what they believe is possible to accomplish and in most cases they already have an idea of how to get there.  But this is the type of thinking that can impose arbitrary  constraints on what can really be achieved.  In general, people want Read More …