Companies across the globe are spending millions of dollars each year on this term we never really heard much about twenty years ago – “employee engagement.” Why is all this cash being targeted toward employee engagement? Because research done by The Gallup Organization and others has shown that engaged employees end up driving higher levels of profits. Engagement = Revenue … [Read more...] about Giving Purpose to Work
For no commission whatsoever, I am recommending that you buy the book StrengthsFinder 2.0. That is, if you have not already. The book has been in the top ten in The Wall Street Journal list of top business books since it was published in 2007, and I recently saw it listed there in the #1 spot again. Why so popular? People are realizing that discovering and using our … [Read more...] about Leverage Your Talents & Soar!
According to research by The Gallup Organization, “Great Managers” do four things: Select for Talent Define the Right Outcomes Focus on Strengths Find the Right Fit All of this is covered in the book, First, Break All the Rules: When Selecting for Talent, great managers interview candidates while looking for clues such as: Yearning -- what a person is drawn to; … [Read more...] about What Great Managers Do
In their ground-breaking book, First Break All the Rules, authors from The Gallup Organization report the findings from their extensive research on what strong vibrant workplaces look like and what the world’s greatest managers do to find, focus, and keep talented employees. Interestingly, they found that most managers follow incorrect assumptions about management, … [Read more...] about Break All the Rules
Next week I will be teaching a two day course on Leadership Succession for NeighborWorks America (www.nw.org) in Atlanta. A few years ago the leaders at NeighborWorks – a national network of organizations which work to provide affordable housing across the country – realized that their local organizations needed to be prepared for the inevitable retirements of Baby … [Read more...] about Your Leadership Pipeline