Are your high potential employees becoming disengaged and jumping ship?  In his article, “The Care and Feeding of High-Potential Employees” in the August issue of HR Magazine, Robert Grossman discusses ways employers can nurture their high potential employees.  It boils down to good communication and aligning your high potential employees’ personal and professional […]

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Are We Worthy?

On July 18, 2011 By

We’ve all heard managers say of new hires, “She’ll have to prove her worth.”  And to their point, yes, we all do have a responsibility to prove our abilities, and ultimately, our worth to the organization we work for.  We need to demonstrate that we can perform the job for which we were hired and […]

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“Trust is the essence of leadership.” – Colin Powell

Trust is the glue that holds organizations and relationships together.  We all know how difficult it is to be in a personal relationship with someone we don’t trust, and it is just as difficult to work for someone we don’t trust.  In work relationships, […]

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With caps and gowns soon to be donned and eager graduates ready to accept diplomas, we prepare for another wave of Gen Y’ers to enter the workforce.  Leaders would be wise to assess company policies and practices, ponder our management paradigms, and ask ourselves if we are creating and fostering an organizational culture in which […]

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Pardon the metaphor, but a business’ communication system is a lot like a digestive system.  Information, like food, is presented, digested, and passed along to support overall organizational health.  Leaders present information to their management teams and expect it to be disseminated appropriately so that goals and action plans can be properly executed.

But what […]

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Senior management teams today are focused on keeping the business pipeline full.  They are challenged to maintain sufficient cash flow, increase revenue, and keep the organization profitable.  In this economy, their focus is understandable and prudent.

However, some senior management teams are becoming so involved in day-to-day operations that their actions are having a negative […]

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Paralyzed by Paradigms

On April 15, 2011 By

Some managers (C Level, middle, and front line) are controlled by personal and management paradigms.  These paradigms often do not allow for managers to see the need to adapt, be flexible, and adjust to the changes needed to lead and manage the organization of today and the many generations of employees who make things […]

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