Culture

Great Leaders Create a Culture of Quitters

You are likely familiar with the concept that employees don’t quit companies, they quit bad leaders. It is with this in mind that many organizations invest time, energy, and resources developing leaders who foster employee engagement. Yes, employees might quit an organization because of a bad leader; however, these same employees may quit their own bad behaviors…

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Research Reveals 3 Keys to Motivating People at Work. How are You Doing?

Since the establishment of the first organization, leaders have always looked to motivate workers. Brute force, fear, intimidation, and other barbaric ‘motivational’ approaches dominated leadership tactics for much of history. Under those conditions, leaders treated people like cogs in a machine, at best, and in the very worst of situations revealed the most vile aspects…

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How Warren Buffet’s Words Can Shape Your Team’s Purpose

For all too many organizations and teams many purpose statements are looked at by employees as backroom jokes. Why? Because of the tremendous irony in trying to engage people’s passions and talents in a mission they have no passion for and no involvement in creating. At the same time, there is nothing more powerful than…

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Great Leaders Know How to Create the Conditions for Engagement

The vast majority of employees are disengaged from their work and you – not the CEO, the HR department, or someone else in the organization – are key to addressing the issue. Don’t believe me? Here are two findings from Gallup: Only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their work. This means that, “one in eight workers…

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These 5 Remarkable Practices Will Transform Your Organization

The principles of proactivity, execution, productivity, and trust underlie every truly great organization. These five practices leverage those principles and are foundational to sustainable success in any industry. Do you want to change your organization for the better? Then put these five remarkable practices to work for you, your team, and your organization: 1. Find the Organization’s Voice Highly effective organizations find the voice of the organizational,  connect people and align systems .  They don’t just merely create and post a mission statement on the wall. 2. Develop & Execute Strategy Highly effective organizations find the voice of the organizational,  connect people and align systems .  They don’t just merely create and post a mission statement on the wall. 3. Unleash & Engage People Drop the “Do more with less,” mantra. Focus on unleashing and engaging people to do infinitely more than you imagined that they could. 4. Become the Trusted Provider Effective organizations work to be more than the provider of choice. They want to be the most trusted provider in their industry. 5. Drive Customer Loyalty Satisfying customers is not enough. These organizations work to create fervent loyalty with customers.…

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4 Customer-Centric Questions

If you are looking to create a customer-centric team, work with your teammates to answer 4 critical questions. Patrick LeddinI try to be a catalyst for change and improvement. Some of my ideas are spot-on, many are works in progress, and, admittedly, others miss the mark. That’s the nature of brainstorming and trying things. I’m…

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