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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.

28 Dec, 2010

Resolutions for Results

By | 2016-10-29T15:30:01+00:00 December 28th, 2010|Business Growth, Business Strategy, Leadership, Personal Development|

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions dates back more than 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians. Even then people were failing to turn intention into action. Very few of the good intentions professed as a New Year’s Resolution will ever come to fruition. The goals are noble, but the choices are wrong. For 2011, consider forgetting your typical resolutions and make this the year of better choices.

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:

11 Oct, 2010

The Problem with Exceptional Effort

By | 2014-11-02T18:48:43+00:00 October 11th, 2010|Business Growth, Corporate Culture, Leadership, Personal Development, Results|

The National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys have a record of 1 win and 3 losses. It turns out that the Dallas Cowboys have a lot in common with companies and teams everywhere—they have great talent and yet they are failing to achieve their goals. Which brings us to you, your team, and your company. Accepting effort in lieu of desired results creates an environment where excuses justify mediocrity.