A long time ago, I was asked to take on a new opportunity, leading an organization that was the ugly duckling. Every organization has a team that no one really wants to leave their functioning team to take on the challenge of the team from hell. What helps them be labelled “that team?” From the
I was asked the other day, what would I say was my most memorable accomplishment to date? I was very quick to answer… Why? I had been thinking about this just last week for a potential blog post. I did not answer with the usual “things” that I have made happen in my career. I have
The other day, I had a call from a past colleague that was struggling with a situation he was dealing with from his team. He was telling me that he had a couple of his team that were sabotaging his actions to improve the team and overall performance of the team. After a couple of pointed questions to understand what he
When I was training new managers at Intel, I used to start off with one simple statement to kick off the training. “Let’s start with getting a piece of paper out and putting a T chart on it – label one side “G” and the other “B” . As we are walking through the training material.
Ever do an online search on employee engagement? I have and you get 2.4+M hits on Bing; 10.2 M on Google. Move that search to employee attrition and the hits drop drastically – .24M on Bing and 1.38M on Google. Makes us all think of that old line that people do not leave companies, but leave their managers.