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The Value of People & Good HR in Organizations

The Human Resources function can be quite misunderstood in many organizations. People often think it’s the group who plans the parties or who fails every year to keep the cost of our benefits down. Maybe worse, it’s the folks who

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Enhancing Your Employee’s Life-Cycle Experience To Achieve Peak Performance

In today’s tight labor market with historic levels of low unemployment throughout the U.S., it is imperative for businesses to hire the best people – and keep them! But how do you do that when so few people are looking

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Vacation: The True Sign of a Great Leader

As summer quickly comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the many different leaders I have the privilege of coaching these days. One of whom actually took an extended 4-week vacation this summer, and another who worked her

Posted in business, Coaching, Executive Coaching, Leadership, people, Performance Improvement, success, Uncategorized, Vacation, Value Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Putting the 70% Back into Learning & Development!

How often do your leadership and team development efforts stall out because you can’t settle on a day when everybody can get together for training? Or maybe you get stuck because your HR partner wants a full day of classroom

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Leading Organizational Change Instead of Trying To Manage It!

For more than 20 years now, I’ve been leading all kinds of change efforts in all kinds of organizations. New CEOs and business leaders with new visions or strategic objectives. Merger integration between two previously separate companies. Technology implementation to

Posted in Change management, Coaching, Excellence, Executive Coaching, Innovation, Leadership, Leadership Skills, Organizational Change Management, Organizational Values, success, Uncategorized, Vision Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Understanding Why We Hire So Fast & Fire So Slow

I participated in a leadership workshop for other CEOs and business owners several years ago, and the speaker shared one poignant remark that has stuck with me ever since! In many organizations, we have a tendency to hire very fast

Posted in Accelerated workplace, Accountability, Achievement, Action, Action Planning, Advice, business, Change management, Coaching, Employee Communications, Executive Coaching, Firing, Hiring, HR, Leadership, success, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Achieving Excellence with Email Communication

When I wrote my doctoral dissertation 20 years ago, I researched a variety of different tools to enhance virtual teaming and communications within and across companies. Email was already the most prevalent form of communication and information sharing back then,

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The 4 P’s Of Executive Gold

Eight years ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “The 4 P’s of Olympic Gold”. The article was inspired by Shaun White’s amazing Gold medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Anybody who watched the Men’s Halfpipe competition

Posted in Accomplishment, Accountability, Achievement, Action, Action Planning, business, Coaching, Executive Coaching, Innovation, success Tagged with: , , , , ,

What To Do about Millennial Mania

Let’s be clear. This article is not about what’s wrong with Millennials, how we can get rid of them, or even how we can change them. I’ve stayed out of the Millennial fray for years now because I don’t think

Posted in Coaching, Executive Coaching, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Managing Performance, Milennials, success, Succession Planning Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Eight Strategies To Create Your Always, Ongoing Performance Management Process

Did you just complete your annual performance reviews at the end of the year? If so, congratulations! No? Then, that probably means you’re still dreading it’s that time of the year! How often have you heard a business leader grimace

Posted in Accelerated workplace, Accomplishment, Accountability, Achievement, Action Planning, business, Change management, Coaching, Collaboration, Commitment, Communication, Executive Coaching, Leadership, Performance Management Process, Performance Review, success, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , ,

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