Turbulent times come to all of us in varying degrees. There is no perfect day unless you are on drugs! But the core issue is not turbulence, setbacks, detours, obstacles, or problems. It’s what we do with them. So often a problem comes in the form of overwhelming pressure. Sometimes it comes in the form of […]
All of us have an innate drive to succeed. Yet everywhere we look it seems like others are sliding into success. Their launch seems effortless. Gravity is holding us down. We don’t have the power for a successful liftoff. We are stuck on the Launchpad. In the aerospace world this is known as “escape velocity.” […]
Personal mastery means living a life that is committed to continuous improvement. At the core of personal mastery is self-understanding. This is where real growth takes place. Growth is first and foremost an inside job. Transformation is about dealing with fundamental motives and causes rather than simply dabbling with symptomatic issues. Following are 5 “self’s” […]
Are you as smart as a 5th grader? New York’s Conference Board, a century-old research firm, began studying employee satisfaction and engagement 25 years ago. Their work shows that worker happiness has fallen every year since–in good economic times and bad. Today, over half of American workers effectively hate their jobs. What has become clear […]
What’s True And What’s Myth? Sometime ago a USA Today Snapshot (2008), revealed the satisfaction level executives had with their jobs. Job/Satisfaction Level Finance – 68% Human Resources – 65% Marketing – 63% General Management – 61% Sales – 54% The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index confirmed those earlier findings. They have polled literally millions of adults […]
Are Millennials Indifferent?
Let’s start with what everyone agrees on. It’s good for employees to be motivated and not so good when they’re not. So the question then becomes, why isn’t it happening on a more consistent basis? In our work with Millennials (Gen Y), Indifference is one of their perceived orientations by the thousands of managers we […]
(Or Managers And Their Millennials) What are the things that need to be done by the manager of an organization to work well with Millennials? We’re not simply referring to a “corporate culture”. It’s not that Deloitte gets it and IBM doesn’t. Rather than being a corporation to corporation issue, it is more of a […]