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Whose Responsible for Motivating Employees?

Published on August 10, 2014 By The Strategy Guy

We all want more motivated, engaged & productive employees. My friends at BesslingWhite recently published 4 Requirements for Solving the Development Puzzle, and in it they list Motivation as their 4th point. “Motivation; Organizations can provide development resources and managers can coach, but without personal commitment, employees’ development efforts may amount to “going through the motions.” All employees […]

Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy

Published on January 17, 2014 By The Strategy Guy

“Study after study has shown that listening is critical to leadership effectiveness. So, why are so few leaders good at it? Too often, leaders seek to take command, direct conversations, talk too much, or worry about what they will say next in defense or rebuttal.  Additionally, leaders can react quickly, get distracted during a conversation, or fail […]

7 Reasons Employees Don’t Trust Their Leaders

Published on December 11, 2013 By The Strategy Guy

After coming across 7 Reasons Employees Don’t Trust Their Leaders, I wanted to highlight the following key take-aways.. Disclaimer; Selling Fear Personally, I believe the increased lack of trust in one another within any society is directly correlated to a fear based discourse adopted by (for example) politicians, media & then society (in general) itself. As […]

3 Leadership “Hows” Critical for Organizational Health

Published on June 20, 2011 By The Strategy Guy

“To sustain high performance, organizations must build the capacity to learn and keep changing over time.” What does a healthy organization look like in your mind? Employees finding meaning through their work? Customers finding transforming experiences through their interactions with you? Investors & shareholders making a difference through their investments? That’s what it should look […]

3 Critical Success Messages for any Technology Start-up & Engineering Leadership

Published on June 18, 2011 By The Strategy Guy

During my weekend reading, I came across 3 wonderful & inspiring messages from Joe Stump in his recent interview on Capture The Flag that will surely help any internet / technology entrepreneur rethink (or solidify) their current perceptions of where they’re headed & why. Whether an internet entrepreneur, corporate executive, engineering team leader or budding […]

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