Learning a Relational Leadership Mentality

Learning a Relational Leadership Mentality

In his seminal book Instant Replay, about the World Champion Green Bay Packers under legendary coach Vince Lombardi in the 1960s, Jerry Kramer describes Lombardi’s leadership. He was authoritarian, mercurial, and endlessly demanding. Despite a roster of Hall of Fame...

Choice Helps Drive Workplace Retention

Choice Helps Drive Workplace Retention

The U.S. economy added over 300,000 new jobs in February, taking us to a 17 year low in unemployment. American business is facing a critical talent shortage in what is now considered a full employment economy. As a result of this growing talent shortage, understanding...

Four Factors That Motivate Your Employees Daily

Four Factors That Motivate Your Employees Daily

Every employment comes with a paycheck; it’s the very definition of a job. But as long as employees are fairly compensated, survey after survey shows that money is not one of the top workplace concerns. Far more impactful in today’s workplace are a number of workplace...

Subtle Signs of a Toxic Company Culture

Subtle Signs of a Toxic Company Culture

The marketing guru Stan Phelps likes to say that it’s hard to see the label from inside the can. He’s talking about having perspective in a marketing sense, but the same holds true inside a company’s workplace. When things go wrong, it’s often senior leaders who are...

Breaking Down the Corporate Hierarchy

Breaking Down the Corporate Hierarchy

In his seminal 1989 study, The Iceberg of Ignorance, consultant Sidney Yoshida found that top management and middle management are aware of less than one-tenth of front-line problems, whereas supervisors are aware of three-quarters of them, and front-line employees...

Culture Problem

Culture Problem

How to Know When Your Company’s Problems Lie in Corporate Culture There is a pervasive feeling among your managers that their frontline employees aren’t invested in the company’s goals and objectives. Your office empties at 5:00 p.m. and doesn’t fill again until 9:00...