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When a BAD Culture Match is a Good Thing

Have you heard (or repeated … or believed) any of these current-day business clichés? Match job candidates to your company’s culture. Hire only those applicants that align with your company’s goals. Don’t hire people who could disrupt your … [Read more]

Did You Promote The Wrong Person?

A recent Gallup survey examining 27 million employees led by 2.5 million managers spread out in 197 countries has found that only one person in ten can cut it in management. Genuine management talent is rare. The entire report is a damning … [Read more]

Decision Making as an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Recall the biggest decision you’ve faced in the last five or ten years. It may have been whether to start a business, move your parents into an assisted care facility, or maybe go back to college. What were the factors you considered when choosing … [Read more]

We Are Being Acquired

MEMO To: Entire Company From: Executive Leadership Team Re: We are being acquired Our company is being acquired at the end of next week. During the transition you will be assigned some additional responsibilities requiring quite a lot of … [Read more]

Hiring, Development, Engagement, and Retention Have A Common Theme

Given the state of employee engagement today (some estimates say that only 13% of the workforce is really engaged), employers and hiring managers are scrambling to find ways to keep good employees from either leaving or turning into robotic … [Read more]

A Bad Management Hire Is Almost Impossible To Correct

The devastation wrecked on an organization due to a bad management hire can last decades. We've all seen them. People who were promoted to a management position because of their success in a previous position or because of who they knew (or who … [Read more]

Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

Do certain co-workers drive you nuts? Drive you up the wall? Maybe even out the door and down the street? Do you wish you could understand your boss, co-worker, or friend? How about your spouse? Your kid’s? Your kid’s teachers? "For many people, one … [Read more]

10 Signs Your Team Needs Communications Training

Recently Bloomberg conducted a study among 1,320 recruiters from 600 companies asking, “What skills does your company want or need but cannot find in job candidates?” Some of the 14 skills included items like: Adaptability Decision … [Read more]

7 Signs Your Team Needs An Emotional Intelligence Workshop

With longer lifespans, delayed retirements, and a large influx of new workers, today’s workforce could potentially have five generations working together. We’re multi-generational, multi-national, and multi-cultural all at the same time resulting in … [Read more]

Can Just Anyone Be A Top Performing Manager?

Short answer: No. Not a "top performing" manager. People don't like hearing this but despite what your doting relatives told you as a little kid or what some over-priced motivational book's author screams from a stage, each of us has intrinsic … [Read more]