Remarkable—according to Merriam-Webster the term remarkable means unusual or surprising, likely to be noticed. Yet the very act of striving to be remarkable is a contradiction to our research regarding remarkable leaders. Being noticed is … Read More
What Hops Taught Me about Exceptional Leadership
My husband was recently asked by his organization (a mid-sized American brewery) to take a trip to Strasbourg, France to better understand the hop growing operation of a new partner who would be supplying hops … Read More
Are You an Exceptional Leader?
We exist to help our client organizations use employee and manager surveys as business intelligence. It almost seems unconscionable to think that some of our client managers question the importance of helping employees feel valued … Read More
Communication is Key in Times of Change
We are often asked to assist organizations through the process of implementing significant change. A common reaction to change is some serious resistance which is met with impatience and irritability on the part of the … Read More
33% of change initiatives fail… Do you know what it takes to lead in times of change?
Research by John Kotter in 1996 found that only one in three change programs succeed. Since then, many other researchers have confirmed this statistic. The reasons for failed change are many. People are naturally inclined … Read More
One of the critical drivers of organizational transformation is the involvement of executive leaders in the transformation process. We recently surveyed with an international company and the results indicated a significant distrust in senior leadership … Read More
Are you feeding into leadership dysfunction?
The pressures of leadership are many – having responsibility for the success of the organization, and perhaps more importantly, the lives of the employees, customers and communities leaders serve can be a heavy burden. And … Read More
Demystifying Survey Statistics
The role of HR is changing in many ways. One major shift is the use of HR analytics for data-driven decision making. After working with HR for many years, I have lost count of the … Read More
What is Strategic Engagement?
Strategy without an engaged workforce has no momentum. Engagement without strategy has momentum with nowhere to go. Most organizations have come to recognize the value of employee engagement. Engaged employees are more loyal and productive. … Read More
Workaholics are not Good Team Players
There is a common myth around corporate America that workaholism is the norm for most workers and that to be successful you have to devote yourself, heart and soul, every hour, to the job. Nothing … Read More
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