Good Leaders Avoid These 5 Temptations

What makes a leader successful? Best-selling author and consultant Patrick Lencioni closed the Society for Human Resource Management’s Emerging LEAD(HR) Conference by telling attendees what makes a leader unsuccessful, and encouraging HR professionals to take the risk of speaking candidly with their companies’ leaders to improve the overall health of their organizations. “I don’t think… Read more »

5 Ways to Turn Employee Turnover Into Opportunity

In business, there’s nothing worse than hiring a stellar employee, taking the time to mentor them and foster their growth, and then watching them leave after a short time. There’s a word for this: churn. Churn is a measure of the number of individuals or items moving out of a collective group over a specific… Read more »

Today’s Most Satisfied Employees Demand These 4 Things

The employee landscape is changing, and with it has come new needs, desires and areas of importance for employees. This means employee development is no longer just about career development, but also goal alignment, non-monetary offerings, and simply, opportunities to prove themselves. A quarter of employees would be more satisfied at work if they were… Read more »

Is Your Company Culture Affecting Your Employee Engagement?

Maintaining a highly productive and innovative team is imperative to the success of your business. And, the most effective team is one that is fully engaged in the organization’s overall goals. In fact, a Gallup study found that organizations with an average of 9.3 engaged employees for every actively disengaged worker posted 147% higher earnings… Read more »

How Fortune 500 Leaders Spend Every Minute of the Day

How do top business leaders spend their time? Being fascinated by this topic, I collaborated with Chris Stowell, vice president of the International Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness in Sandy, Utah, to survey 267 C-level executives (all at the vice president level or higher) at Fortune 500 companies.

The 5 Secrets of Great Bosses

When you think of your best boss ever, what did he or she do that created an inspiring work environment for you? How did he or she act to enable your high performance and high engagement each day? I’ve asked thousands of people in my leadership programs and keynote audiences these questions. The answers I… Read more »

50 things employees hate most about their jobs, co-workers

It’s hard to improve the work environment when you don’t know what’s driving your employees nuts. Enter a new workforce survey that looks to set the record straight on why some employees hate their jobs and co-workers. The survey was conducted by animal welfare organization The Brooke in commemoration of World Donkey Week. In asking… Read more »

6 Ways to Improve Workplace Safety Without Going Broke

Safety isn’t always foremost in the minds of entrepreneurs or small business owners. For some, a severe injury to a worker is a very remote possibility and hardly worth worrying about. Still others believe there is no way to get the job done safely without spending heaps of money that they just don’t have. Yet… Read more »