403,564 soldiers, or 52%, scored badly in the area of optimism, agreeing with statements such as “I rarely count on good things happening to me.” What has gone wrong?… Read More»
A new report from Gallup, based on extensive polling, finds only 10% of managers have what it takes to be “a great manager.”
Deep breathe before you fire the lot or cry foul…. Read More»
Every business has some Goliath over the next hill: giant attrition of talented employees; giant competition in the marketplace; a giant need to control costs; a giant need to expand into a new market.
Who are your Little Davids?… Read More»
Laughter and play are essential components for resilience. When it comes to leadership in complex times, a sense of humor ranks up there with strategic thinking and superb communication skill…. Read More»
Let’s clear up the first notion: Resiliency is NOT about just surviving disasters, economic downturns, mergers, and the loss of top talent. In fact, if resiliency only kicks in when these events occur, it’s too late…. Read More»
n the face of continuing economic challenges, a roller coaster marketplace, Congressional stalemates, and unrelenting change, leaders in every part of an organization must develop a capacity for resiliency. A cornerstone of resiliency is adaptability. Mind you, this is not the ordinary find-another-answer but rather find MANY answers.
Remember: the organizations with the greatest number of responses to any given situation is the one that survives. The good news: a leader does not and cannot have all the answers. Engaging every part of the organization breathes unknown potential into life…. Read More»
Many organizations seek to be bigger, to go farther than the competition, and do it faster. But there’s a heavy price to pay unless you redefine those three words to match today’s reality with what we look for in our work. Consider this new manifesto:
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Even Joe the Pipefitter must look askance at some of the moves made in corporate America when faced with a string of bad news…. Read More»
Seven months ago, the Rustic Crust was on track for record sales of its all-natural pizza crust. Investors were enthused about soon-to-launch products that were gluten-free, thin crusts, and basil pesto. Founder and CCEO Brad Sterl was thrilled.
Then-disaster! Fire burned the rural New Hampshire factory to the ground on March 6…. Read More»
I can hear the jokes already and most of them are not politically correct. As we get ready to enter a holiday proclaimed as LABOR Day, we should look at work. Let me throw out a word that we often don’t attach to work. I think it is a word of redemption, of contribution, of achievement, of community, and ultimately, of legacy…. Read More»