Culture is everything in business. Tough Guy. Athlete. Nomad. Conventional. Power. Awesome. Comrade. You can read all about the different types of cultures the “experts” talk about here, here and here. The nuances of culture make it hard to replicate and challenging to change…it’s what’s ingrained in behavior, expectations, celebration, recovery. How hard your team … Read More
That’s not to say government agencies couldn’t benefit from the efficiencies found through technology or purpose-driven budgets unhampered by congressional mandate – of course they could. Applying good business practices is not the same as running the government as a business. Frankly more businesses should apply good business practices too.
Stephen Covey’s seminal book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is, even after more than 25 years, one of the most important personal development and business books anyone can read today. With over 25 million copies sold, this book has had undeniable impact in our culture, as the practices of even somewhat followed, transform people … Read More
When you allow and even encourage your former employees to boomerang back to you for the right jobs, you are creating incredible value in your culture and business that will pay off in spades in the short and long terms.
Sound counter-intuitive? My upcoming book The Boomerang Principle is predicated on the idea that organizations that “allow and encourage former employees to return have a strategic advantage over those that don’t.” Why? Because a company that is good or easy to return to is hard to leave. All that is packed into that statement – … Read More
Millennials – men and women – I implore you to read Lisen Stromberg’s Work, Pause, Thrive to help you explore all the different options of integrating (NOT BALANCING) a great career into a great life. (Not that this book promises you a great life or a great career – but it will help you define … Read More
In the last few weeks the video from author Simon Sinek’s appearance on Quest Nutrition President Tom Bilyeu’s Inside Quest on Millennials in the Workplace has made it to my inbox many, many, many times. It is great – you should watch it. I wrote my first book Millennials & Management: Making it Work at … Read More
Change your definition of employee loyalty now, or continue to lose your best talent. This is my challenge for clients, peers and other business leaders as we enter 2017. The Boomerang Principle – the belief that organizations that allow and encourage former employees to return have a strategic advantage over those that don’t – has … Read More
My LinkedIn newsfeed is full of people announcing new positions today. Two years, 10 years, 15 years, 3 years, 1 year – tenures all over the map. The common thread? These people all share their thanks for the opportunity they had at their soon to be former employer AND the celebration that their teams held … Read More