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…

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…

Leadership 2015 And Beyond

For years, organizations have been faced with a few critical priorities, not the least of which has been the struggle to engage their people, and through them, to build performance to the heights needed for growth into the future. We’ve all seen the Gallup survey data:  70% of employees are disengaged.  The cost, a consequence of this widespread failure…

What’s New In Manufacturing?

Today’s post-recession manufacturing plants are leveraging the latest technologies and are transforming the way work is done in blue-collar industries.  Take a look at Manufacturing now! From Assemblymag.com  “The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck features an aluminum body and cargo box that’s a radical departure from conventional designs. The auto industry’s best-selling vehicle now features…