Tag: poor leadership

Profit Leak 2 — Is Poor leadership Holding Your Company Back?

Gallup, Inc. recently updated their well-known State of the American Workplace Report. From 2010-2012 they surveyed 25 million employees in 189 different countries and 69 languages, asking them their famous 12 questions for measuring employee engagement. The results essentially showed that only 30% of all workers could be referred to as “Engaged Employees”. Engaged employees…

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3 Lessons Learned from the Penn State Scandal

The Penn State scandal has been all over the news these past few weeks and it got me thinking. I wondered how such a respected and seemingly professional establishment could have allowed this situation to go so far. How did these secrets stay buried for so long and how could an organization with such moral…

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The Journey of Business Planning

Planning is the journey that you take your management team through to balance near-term performances with long- term goals. Your goal is to maximize your long-term returns on investment in your business while meeting short-term financial needs. In our experience, we see many leaders focusing their planning process on creating numbers (budgeting) that will yield…

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Get Fired or Support Mediocity?

I recently got fired by a client and am very pleased with that outcome. From the start, I made it clear that success (achieving their goals) would only happen if: They would actually make the changes I recommended; The president would embrace and drive those changes; Their people would want to be part of the…

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