The Truth About Management Style, Engagement and Organization Performance

According to Gallup, over half of U.S. workers are looking for new jobs. Others are actively disengaged to the extent that they sabotage the work of the 33% of employees who are engaged. Turnover not withstanding, up to 67% of workers in the United States have virtually quit and stayed. Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report…

The Secret to Optimizing ROI on Compensation, Commission and Bonus Programs

What is the ROI that your company expects from its compensation, commission and bonus programs? In business, ROI (return on investment) is routinely calculated, planned and monitored. Many organizations’ expectations of these monetary rewards programs include employee retention as well as achievement of critical goals and targets.  But, the greater value of these programs can best…

Will Your Organization’s Story Be One Of Survival or of Prosperity?

Snapshots of the Honorable 57 – A Mini-Paper Companies currently remain in the Fortune 500 for under 15 years.  Fifty years ago the average life expectancy on this elite list was about 75 years. The Fortune 500 are recognized as the biggest and the best, and it makes sense that they are our models of success. We have looked to…

The Critical Need for Strategic Thinking

Less than 15% of companies make it a regular practice to monitor performance results in relation to the prior years’ strategic plan.* The implications are that managers can’t easily know how effectively performance on goals and score card metrics predicts actual business strategy execution, and further, they risk embedding disconnects between strategy and plan year over…

Manufacturing Leaders – The Very Best of the Very Latest Reads

              Links:  OUR TOP 5 INSIGHT ARTICLES, VIDEOS & STATISTICS 1. Intellectual Capital is now the leading asset class in valuation of businesses 2. Video:  Insights from our Assessments 3. Dan DiMicco: Why ‘American Made’ is the Answer, Industry Week 4. Unconventional Leadership Lessons From A Nuclear Submarine Captain and 5th:…