Archive | May, 2012

Would You Want Your Child to Be a Whistle Blower?

“A little integrity is better than any career” Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist 1803-1882 We’d probably all like to think that those classes we have our employees attend on business ethics truly reflect our senior leadership’s commitment to ethics and doing business in an ethical, not just legal fashion. Here’s some facts… “Forty two per […]

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Is That You?

Is that you? What does that mean? It means that you’re recognizing someone. It’s a pretty simple example of the word “recognize”, isn’t it? But that’s the point. Recognizing people is simple. Most managers spend more time pointing out mistakes than achievements – even though their staff do more things right than wrong. A feedback […]

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New Study IDs Best Companies for Leadership​, Innovation

Hay Group just released its seventh annual Best Companies for Leadership Study. Is this just another one of those touchy-feely, nice to do awards? Not at all. The Best Companies for Leadership consistently outperform their peers. Over a 10 year period, the Top 20 companies produced a 5.39 percent shareholder return, compared to a 2.92 […]

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Training Leaders Before It is Their Turn To Lead

Part of my team and I are exhibiting at the American Society of Training and Development International Conference in Denver this week. Yesterday, as a part of the conversations we had with participants, several asked if we provide training for people to prepare them for supervisory/leadership roles before they get those jobs. As we debriefed […]

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