Category Archives: Pursue

Doing Leadership versus Talking Leadership

It is a study in contrasts – doing versus talking. Having worked closely with approximately 300 senior management teams, I have seen it all. Relative to this subject two interesting case studies come to mind. As in most things, the … Continue reading

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Individual vs Organizational Engagement – 4

 Business is a Team Sport Engagement is not a yes they are, or no their not issue. There is a continuum of employee  engagement. From absolutely disconnected to incredibly productive and effective.  There is another dimension to the issue that … Continue reading

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Total Rewards versus Total Commitment

A large edition of an Organizational Development journal came in my mail between Christmas and New Years. The cover announced their annual 2013 “Total Rewards Conference”. Hundreds of vendors will be hawking thousands of ways to reward people for something. … Continue reading

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Post Election… Serious Challenges Ahead

The election results…bad news and good news. Bad news first… business lost. Good news is that after months of distractions, we now know what the landscape looks like going forward. Extremely challenging. Business will have to sharpen its edge more … Continue reading

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Failure to engage… fatal flaws

Failure to engage… In 25 plus years and more then 500 opportunities to “look inside” different organizations  – manufacturing, service, public, private, non-profit… a reappearing theme takes shape.  A business’s ability to lead employees to a higher level of performance, … Continue reading

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Total Rewards versus A Coke Machine

Total Rewards versus A Coke Machine I recently Googled the term “total rewards”. The first thing that struck me was the top 6 sites were related to casino gambling. That might be a sign as to where we are headed … Continue reading

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3’s and 4’s To Motivate Employees

3’s and 4’s…less… not more. The last several posts I wrote about providing employees more information to encourage an emotional reaction to the performance of the business.  This was a highly qualified definition of “more”.  More information employees can really … Continue reading

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