the difference between inspired, engaged, and satisfied team members

Do you know the difference between inspired, engaged, and satisfied employees? Are you aware of the impact of the difference on their productivity? it is significant! Read the article by Eric Garton and Michael C. Mankins on HBR.org for some very interesting insights!    

a note to senior leaders – their commitment may be more important than your insights

Good blog post by Marshall Goldsmith, "Their Commitment Might Mean More Than Our Insight". He talks about how much more powerful employee commitment to an idea is than is the "brilliant" insight of the leader. Following is a paragraph from his post: The next time you are working with a direct report or team member … Continue reading a note to senior leaders – their commitment may be more important than your insights

are some staff/positions more valuable than others?

Good morning, looks like a beautiful sunrise here this morning! Recently, I was asked if some roles or positions (people) more valuable to the organization's mission than others.Following is basically how I responded. After you read it, tell me what you think. I once very much subscribed to the theory that some were more important … Continue reading are some staff/positions more valuable than others?

12 questions to ask your staff

Good morning! A nice morning here, but there is a freeze warning for tomorrow - not sure if I am ready for that! Questions are powerful tools - that has been proven time and again. However, if you're like me, you may have a hard time coming up with good questions. So, what I have … Continue reading 12 questions to ask your staff

Enjoying Stories

Tell stories! That is what most of the literature tells us we should do as leaders and it is a good thing. Stories communicate in a powerful way that is much more effective than slogans, posters, memos, and so on. But today, I want to encourage you to listen to some stories. Sit down with … Continue reading Enjoying Stories