The Impact You Have on The Lives of Those in Your Care

Most leaders have NO CLUE about the profound impact they have on the lives of others. Consider some of these eye-opening statistics (courtesy of Bob Chapman’s blog and podcast on “Truly Human Leadership,” which you can follow at 74% of people say the workplace is the leading cause of stress in their lives. 54% […]

Building a Culture of Engagement

At a recent event hosted by Conscious Capitalism Arizona, I had the opportunity to ask the following question of David Gardner, co-founder of The Motley Fool: “David, what is the most important thing you look for in a company when you are considering making an investment?” Without hesitation, David replied: “The level of employee engagement.” […]

The Case for H-SMARDT Goals

As a leader, you’ve no doubt been exposed to or used the SMART goal formula. You know, the one that says that goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-limited. The problem? SMART goals are completely uninspired and uninspiring! Mark Murphy articulated this exceptionally well in a January 8, 2015 article in Forbes Magazine […]

Lessons in Scaling Up

I just returned from the Gazelles/Fortune Magazine Scale Up Summit in San Antonio. The learning was absolutely fantastic! Here are just a few of the highlights: Bob Chapman, Chairman & CEO of Barry-Wehmiller and author of “Everybody Matters,” had an incredible presentation on how he’s grown his company by focusing on people – his employees […]

The Impacts of Employee Disengagement – Part 1

A recent Gallup study found that only 10% of managers know how to engage those whom they manage. In addition, the study notes that over three quarters of American workers are either indifferent or actively disengaged (“actively disengaged”’ means that they are working against your company’s best interests!). This lack of engagement costs the U.S. […]

Strategic Planning: The Business Case for a Strong Why

Strategic Planning: The Business Case for a Strong Why Too often, strategic planning focuses exclusively on “the numbers.” Although that is absolutely essential, a recent Deloitte LLP study provides strong evidence that the key to an organization’s ability to  perform consistently over time is rooted in something much more esoteric: understanding the organization’s deeper reason […]