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15 Mar, 2011

How Public Sector Unions Could Work & Why They Won’t

By | 2016-10-29T15:30:00+00:00 March 15th, 2011|Corporate Culture, Government & Politics, Leadership, Results|

Public employee unions could significantly increase their chances for voter support by taking the lead – or at least working together with their opponents – on the following actions: 1. Take strikes, work stoppages, and slowdowns off the table. The public has a right to expect that its public agencies continue to function even if there is a disagreement over terms of the contract. In return for this, public employee unions should receive the right for expedited arbitration over violations of the contract.

1 Mar, 2011

Getting Past Perception

By | 2016-10-29T15:30:00+00:00 March 1st, 2011|Communication, Corporate Culture, Government & Politics, Integrity & Ethics, Leadership, Personal Development|

Fourteen senators leave the state. 60,000 plus show up to demonstrate. And, the next thing you know there’s a national debate on the role of public employee unions in the state budget crisis occurring throughout the country. Those who support the unions see this as a not-so-veiled attempt to alter the essence of collective bargaining and limit the people’s right to protest. Union members see it as a fundamental challenge to their right to organize, and in some cases, a violation of their contract. The union leadership no doubt sees it as payback for supporting Democratic and pro-labor candidates. Those who support the various initiatives view this as a much needed step to reign in spending that is out of control. They view unions as – at worst - the enemy that have secured salary and benefits that are unavailable to them as private sector employees. “Why should government employees experience no pain when they are out of work,” they ask. There are probably even Republicans who view this as the perfect opportunity to weaken a political opponent. The problem with perceptions is that it only takes one act to prove you are right. As the saying goes, “All Indians walk in single file. I know that to be true because the one I saw was doing it that way.”

27 Jan, 2011

A Love Affair With Results

By | 2016-10-29T15:30:00+00:00 January 27th, 2011|Business Growth, Corporate Culture, Execution, Leadership, Results|

The edge is a deep passion for competing, contributing, and yes, winning. It’s being dissatisfied with the status quo and never resting on your laurels. It is caring so much that you work your tail off to deliver better results tomorrow than you did today. Passion for delivering results drives learning and embracing change as a way of life. It’s an attitude not a skill.

10 Jan, 2011

Can You Teach Leaders About Integrity?

By | 2016-10-29T15:30:00+00:00 January 10th, 2011|Accountability, Business Growth, Business Strategy, Corporate Culture, Integrity & Ethics, Leadership|

Training & Development Magazine ran a great article in its December 2010 issue titled "2010: Six Trends That Will Change Workplace Learning Forever." The first trend identified was the problem with leadership. Specifically, the article said that “consumers had a low perception of leaders and very little trust in corporate America.” The article makes an excellent case for teaching leaders how to act with integrity ... and then it bailed out.

3 Jan, 2011

2011 Business & Workplace Predictions

By | 2016-10-29T15:30:00+00:00 January 3rd, 2011|Business Growth, Business Predictions, Business Strategy, Corporate Culture, Employee Retention, Innovation, Leadership, New Year's Resolutions, Performance Improvement, Results|

We’ve been doing annual business and workplace predictions for our clients since 2005. This year we are sharing them with a broader audience. We’ll begin with a review of our 2010 predictions. Here’s are the five predictions we made going into last year: • Politics will continue to trump leadership.

29 Nov, 2010

Leader or Liar?

By | 2016-10-29T15:30:02+00:00 November 29th, 2010|Communication, Corporate Culture, Integrity & Ethics, Leadership, Personal Development|

We choose every day. Consciously or not, we make it nonetheless. Are we a leader or a liar? Here is the challenge – we know our intentions, but simply look at our behavior and performance filtered through their lens of perception. Did we do what we said we would do? We may see ourselves as a leader, but to others we are simply lying to them or ourselves.

15 Nov, 2010

Stupid Has Its Own Momentum

By | 2016-10-29T15:30:02+00:00 November 15th, 2010|Business Growth, Communication, Corporate Culture, Execution, Innovation, Leadership, Performance Improvement, Results|

We have all seen and/or participated in an experience similar to my purchase of an Arabian horse. More important, we have witnessed the result of a well-intentioned idea gone bad in the communities and organizations we serve. Stupid – once in play – can take on a life of its own.

1 Nov, 2010

Are You Vulnerable for an Employee Exodus?

By | 2016-10-29T15:30:02+00:00 November 1st, 2010|Business Growth, Corporate Culture, Employee Retention, Leadership, Results|

Your best employees are contemplating quitting. Some of them already have. Increased turnover always occurs after a recession. Pent up demand for new talent combines with pent up desire for something better, and the people with the best skills – your star employees – start listening to the offers for more money and opportunity. Are you vulnerable? Chances are the answer is yes if you are guilty of any of the following: