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Retaining Top People

Retention and engagement are critical to an organization's success, but attracting and retaining talented people is a growing challenge for many organizations.

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Pathways and Pitfalls to Giving Personal Recognition and Appreciation

Effective reward and recognition is an integrated process, not a bolt-on program. Discover the Giving Personal Recognition and Appreciation approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.

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Morale Problem? Look in the Mirror

Creating the conditions for self-motivation leads to satisfied employees producing satisfied customers.

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Might is No Longer Right

Lack of compassion and understanding can adversely affect a company's turnover. In today's workplace, a management style of pushing people around often pushes the highest performers right out the door.

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Manage Things, Lead People

To manage is to control, handle, or manipulate. To lead is to guide, influence, or persuade.

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Leaders Make the Difference

Not all organizations perform equally. The significant variable is the quality of leadership.

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The Leader’s Digest: Timeless Principles for Team and Organization Success

The Leader’s Digest: Timeless Principles for Team and Organization Success

If you’re looking for a book that illuminates the topic of leadership in a useful, readable, and lively way, this is it. - Warren Bennis

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Getting it Together: Integrating Customer Focus

Change direction from internal to customer focus, functional to horizontal management and management-centeredness to total involvement.

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Engagement is an Inside Job

Building partnerships through involvement and participation results in strong leadership that leads to high performance.

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Empowerment Through Passion and Commitment

Making jobs more rewarding is the best way to influence motivation and job satisfaction. It requires giving employees more control over the processes they are involved in for real empowerment

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Emotional Empowerment Builds Commitment

Most managers recognize that one of their key roles is motivating others, and the key to motivation is empowerment. Internal commitment is participatory and very closely allied with empowerment.

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Decentralized Organization Structures Empower and Energize

High performing organizations that are thriving in today's chaotic world, are adapting and pioneering a wide variety of highly decentralized structures. They are giving up control of people so that people can control their own and the organization's destiny.

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Customer Satisfaction is a Reflection of Employee Satisfaction

A company's external customer service is only as strong as the company's internal leadership, and the culture of commitment that this leadership creates.

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Bridging the Credibility Gap

One deadly consequence of the management credibility gap is that employees emotionally distance and disengage themselves from their bosses and their organizations, and this we/they schism can have profoundly negative consequences.

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Beyond Manipulating and Motivating to Leading and Inspiring

When confronting morale problems, managers will often succumb to the Victimitis Virus and blame the declining work ethic, or any number of societal factors. But these factors are more imagined than real. Studies show that people's real needs are much less mercenary than most managers believe.

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A Tale of Two Managers: Command versus Commitment

Motivation or morale problems are usually rooted in leaders failing to engage people in the broader aims and ideals of the organization.

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The Leader’s Digest: Practical Application Planner

The Leader’s Digest: Practical Application Planner

Inspiring and jam-packed with practical application ideas, The Leader’s Digest: Practical Application Planner is a cost-effective way to enrich leadership development initiatives with a medley of “edutaining” summaries for leaders on the go.

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You’re Invited to Join Our Rare Coaching Symposium

Coaching skills development has become a major concern for many organizations. And for good reason. Leaders with extraordinary coaching skills create 8 times higher employee engagement, 2.5 times higher job satisfaction, 3 times more willingness to “go the extra mile,” half as many employees thinking about quitting, and dramatically higher levels of customer service and […]

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The Cascading Effect of Good and Bad Leaders

Recently Zenger Folkman correlated assessment data from three organizational levels to look at the cascading impact of senior leader effectiveness on their direct reports and in turn on the next level below them. The study found that managers who worked for the worst executives had awful engagement levels in the 24th percentile. However, managers working […]

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Leadership and Culture Development to Boost Employee Engagement

After hearing me deliver a keynote presentation at a conference this summer, “Amir,” a regional director for a large technical services firm, called for help. The company’s core service is delivered by highly paid technicians with deep expertise and qualifications. Replacing a technician is very difficult and costly. Amir called me because they had a […]

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