Equity and Inclusion: Does Your Company Have the Courage to Change?

For the past decade, companies have been touting the need for equitable and inclusive work environments where every employee feels valued, respected and heard. Many companies have hired DEI executives, launched employee resource groups, communicated expectations and most recently donated large sums of money to social justice organizations. Although these actions may be helpful, failing to address Read More …

Stop Talking. Start Doing.

Recent events have caused many companies to reignite their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Numerous CEOs have put out position statements and many companies have donated to organizations that support equity and inclusion. This is all good stuff, but the real question is what are they going to do to impact real change in their own Read More …

Tools that Help You Make the Right Choice

With so many things changing in the workplace, organizing and quantifying options to help you make the best choice is critical to success.  The Decision Matrix is a versatile tool that helps leaders compare multiple options based on what’s important. Once completed, it produces a ranked list of options based on association and impact to the desired outcome. It’s Read More …

Reset. Restart. Is Your Business Ready?

Getting back on track after COVID-19 may very well require a reset-restart. Have you identified reset-restart goals? More importantly, have you created a “Line-of-Site” to these goals to fast track your recovery? Defining a Line-of-Site for reset-restart goals will help you align your organization, facilitate employee ownership and identify the motive force needed to accelerate change.  When each employee understands Read More …

Leading in Challenging Times

“Challenging Times” is an understatement for what most leaders are facing today. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our daily routines and businesses. Leaders will need to step up their game to manage the chaos. Here’s 3 things that Leaders can do to make things better: Instill calm. Panic doesn’t solve problems and running around with your hair on 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 …

Are You Using the Sink or Swim Approach to Developing Leaders?

Of course everyone will respond “no” to this question but the truth is that it happens more often than you think. In many cases when a new supervisor steps into their first formal leadership role there may be all kinds of issues lurking that require his or her attention.  There could be a discipline issue, an FMLA case, grievances to address, teamwork dysfunction, disgruntled employees, etc.  Read More …

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 …