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6 06, 2012

If Shakespeare Wrote About Business Today

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:50+00:00 June 6th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You may not remember Dick the Butcher. He was a rather forgettable character in William Shakespeare’s play, Henry VI, Part II. The chances are good, however, that you remember Dick’s famous line: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Henry VI addresses England’s loss of its territories to the French and, most important, the personal jealousies that tor the political system apart. Dick, a follower of the anarchist character Jack Cade, believes that lawyers played an active role in keeping the common people down. So what would Shakespeare’s character say today if he were to write about the poor performance and caustic environment that plagues many organizations and keeps workers from being productive?

13 05, 2012

Oh S**T! They’re Serious!

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:50+00:00 May 13th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There is a moment of truth in every organizational change that determines if the effort has a chance of succeeding or is destined to fail. It is the point where good intention is transformed into focused action. It when everyone looks at each other and says, “Oh, S**T! They’re Serious!”

1 05, 2012

It’s Not Complicated – It’s Hard

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:50+00:00 May 1st, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There are only a handful of things at which you must be excellent to be successful in business. It doesn’t matter what type of business you are in, your model is not that complicated. But, it is hard. Really hard in fact.

26 03, 2012

The Only Leadership Principle You Will Ever Need

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:50+00:00 March 26th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It is time to stop thinking about new management initiatives and start embracing leadership principles. Programs and initiatives come and go. Principles never end. There is only one leadership principle you will ever need if your goal is a culture where everyone is committed to consistent results, strong working relationships, and volunteered accountability.

22 03, 2012

Are Your Ethics For Sale Now That Times are Good?

By | 2014-10-19T22:23:53+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Ethics Resource Center (www.ethics.org) released its latest National Business Ethics Survey results in January 2012. There is good news and bad news. The good news is that overall reports of misconduct are at historic lows and those who observe ethical misconduct are more willing to report it than in past years.

12 03, 2012

Performance Reviews Would Be Great If…

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 March 12th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Complete this sentence: Performance Reviews would be great if …. I asked participants in a series of workshops that question last week, and their answers were surprising and inspiring. There were the usual responses thrown in for comedic effect such as performance reviews would be if I always received top reviews and the maximum pay raise. But, most of the responses suggest that performance reviews could be valuable tools to provide feedback, encourage improvement, and enable results.

12 02, 2012

Right Number – Wrong Measure

By | 2014-10-19T22:25:01+00:00 February 12th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What if the unemployment rate is the wrong measure? The U.S. economy added 243,000 jobs in January 2012, and the unemployment rate dropped from 8.5 percent to 8.3 percent. That’s huge, and everyone should be excited regardless of their political affiliation. This is the type of employment gain that solidifies the economic recovery. But, what if the right number turns out to be the wrong measure?

30 01, 2012

Mitt, Newt, and Leadership Lessons from the Campaign

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So what have we learned after nine months of almost continuous campaigning; over twenty debates; and three different contests (with a fourth coming soon)? If you are a leader, the on-going battle between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich offers two important lessons about selling yourself and your ideas.

23 01, 2012

Corporate Paralysis

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Once in a while someone comes along with the unique ability to blend life’s circumstance with solid business advice. And in the case of Chad Hymas, he’s also an incredibly good person. As you are about to find out, there is much to learn from Chad. I recommend that you purchase Doing What Must Be Done right now. Its lessons are important for your life and your business.

9 01, 2012

Pennington Performance Group 2012 Economic & Workplace Predictions

By | 2016-10-29T15:29:51+00:00 January 9th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’ve been doing annual business and workplace predictions for our clients since 2005. This is the second year we have posted them here for wider distribution. We are different from others who publicize their predictions in one very important way – we let you know how accurate we were the previous year.