The stats are in! 80% of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. Each bad hiring decision costs companies up to 5 times the person’s annual salary. Bad hiring decisions result in a host of other costly plus disruptive issues including lower employee morale, customer dissatisfaction, lost customers, lost sales, reduced product quality, lower production and damaged company reputations.
What are you doing as a leader to increase your hiring effectiveness? What is your organization doing to increase its hiring effectiveness?read more
So you’re stuck reporting to a disengaged leader. Now what? The really bad news for strong to high performers…your odds of reporting to a disengaged leader in the form of an executive, senior leader, middle-manager or supervisor, are HIGH regardless of your industry or profession.
With only 32% of U.S. employees and 13% of worldwide employees “engaged” in their jobs and workplaces — meaning they’re involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace — 68% to 87% of employees, single contributors and leaders alike, are disengaged (The Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis, Gallup, 2016). How are you taking matters into your own hands so you’re not sitting on the sidelines, watching your career sputter, fizzle and flatline?read more
In life and in work, with all of our society-deemed imperfections and differences, we have the opportunity to: 1) become the Perfect Imperfect; 2) grow our leaders and employees into becoming the Perfect Imperfect; 3) positively influence the next generation of leaders and children so they become the Perfect Imperfect; and 4) STOP discrimination and intolerance. What are YOU SPECIFICALLY DOING to become the Perfect Imperfect and to model the way by STOPPING workplace discrimination and intolerance?read more
How can we control our intentional and unintentional anger so we’re not: 1) quite literally killing ourselves; 2) self-sabotaging our goals; 3) acting ridiculously DUMB in front of our co-workers as instigators, responders or ruminators; and 4) contributing toward the already-staggering workplace incivility statistics?read more
You’ve just been confronted by an argumentative executive, senior leader, customer or peer. You have three instantaneous choices — fight…freeze…or redirect. So you’re not adding to the $359 billion per year workplace squabbling price tag (in the U.S alone), how will you quickly, effectively and professionally redirect your crazy and angry co-worker?read more
Who isn’t under fire these days? Workplace stress has reached epidemic proportions. Workplace conflict it at an all-time high. The question…is your life important enough to you to re-examine your philosophies, mindsets and behaviors so you can become impervious to the new-norm-crazy?read more
Consider this…by the year 2020, E&Y predicts that social networking will allow people, including social collectives with huge buying power, to gather in mass to scrutinize, punish, boycott and instigate cyber wars against companies and leaders who cause customer frustration and who behave in a socially irresponsible manner. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as more CEOs in trust-troubled companies find themselves (and their brands) fatally exposed by consumers, employees, researchers and the media. So ask yourself this question…how deep are your organization’s trust issues? Do you know with fact-based certainty and if “no”, how can you accurately gauge your customers’, employees’ and the general public’s trust in your CEO, Executives and Senior Leaders? If your organization’s or your team’s trust issues are moderately to severely deep, what can you do to either lead your organization or team to a place of trust or influence your manager so he/she takes the lead?read more
Have you ever considered “the dark side” of innovation as you’re evaluating new technologies — solutions that have the potential to dehumanize employees, hamper productivity, invade privacy, erode trust, diminish accountabilities, delude us into believing we’re organizationally-progressing when truly we aren’t, and even thwart innovation? How will you respond if asked, or perhaps even told, to wear a behavior analytics device in your workplace?read more
Per the data, “Worker stress levels are rising, with over half of the global workforce (53%) reporting they are closer to burning out than they were just five years ago”(1); and 2) “Most CEOs I know honestly don’t care about employees or take an interest in human resources. Sure, they know who their stars are and love them, but it ends there. Since CEOs don’t care, they put little to no pressure on their HR departments to get their cultures right…”(6) So you’re a high performer who is feeling trapped in a burnout culture. Do you have the courage and commitment to apply the recommendations provided in order to protect your and your family’s mental, physical and emotional well-being?read more
Here’s what the research says… 57.8% of respondents reported that their self-worth was often connected to their ability to control circumstances…9.5% of respondents said that their sense of self-worth is connected to their ability to control circumstances all of the time…we are all controlling people…people with losing-control anxiety are perfectionists and are on a never-ending roller coaster ride until they die. When you feel a “loss of control”, how is it impacting your: 1) professional brand; 2) ability to become the “best version” of you; and 3) ability to be at peace with uncertainty?read more