Posts Tagged: leadership

The four secrets to employee engagement

What I like most about Rob Markey’s HBR article below is that he really does simplify employee engagement to the bare basics. Rob’s first point about HR being less important than direct supervisors could be contested, in our business we certainly rely heavily on the support of HR departments and HR professionals to design and… Read more »

the secret to reducing employee productivity

Have you ever seen a child put their hands over both ears and say “blah blah blah” while someone else is speaking so as not to hear them? Have you ever seen a CEO doing the exact same thing, minus the hands on the ears and the “blah blah blah”? You know what I’m talking… Read more »

a few words on the passing of Satoru Iwata

Many of us come into this world with the luxury of choice. In a sense, we control our own destinies, or at least a good portion of us actively try to, by choosing our investments in education, the jobs we take, the places we live, the people we include (or exclude) from our lives, how… Read more »

are your leadership skills outdated?

Utilizing Technology Understanding the Global Economy Maintaining relentless Customer Focus Attracting and retaining Top Talent The complex skills required to effectively lead a successful organization in 2015 are not the same skills that might have ensured success a few decades, or even a few years ago. The world has changed, the economy has changed, and… Read more »

Activity and productivity are not the same!

It seems so intuitive. Everyone knows this right? Business 101? Just because an employee is doing something, doesn’t mean they are accomplishing something of value for the organization. Or even accomplishing anything at all. And yet it still seems relatively unacknowledged, or at least often unaddressed by employers, that just the act of being in… Read more »

a whole new way of thinking

Can you feel it? We’re in transition. For years, many of us in the business world have been talking about the profound shift in the nature of business that is inevitably due to happen. Well, it has finally arrived. In economic terms, we are well into the so called fourth economy, which has also been… Read more »

“I don’t know!”

Like others, just before the holidays I watched in stunned disbelief as Leaf’s goalie Jonathan Bernier described the great Nelson Mandela’s amazing achievements “on and off the ice”. I mean I get it, he’s a professional athlete and neither his legacy nor his pay cheque hinge on being well-versed in politics or world issues. It… Read more »

never underestimate the power of culture

Do you believe that “culture can make or break a strategy”? Martin Roll, noted Business and Brand Strategist, recently published an article in INSEAD Knowledge making this claim, and I concur wholeheartedly. In the article, Roll notes that while culture encompasses what we might consider the soft stuff, it is still a very significant driver… Read more »

debunking myths about the millennial divide

When you Google millennials in the workplace, you find no shortage of articles describing how fundamentally different workers from this generation are, from all who came before. You’ll find articles on how they think differently, they act differently, they communicate and work differently, and that’s just the beginning. According to a new report, however, when… Read more »