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There were 25 managers in a recent leadership program I facilitated. Part of the program included a pre-work assessment where each manager and their direct reports assessed the manager’s leadership behaviors and overall effectiveness.
For many leaders around the globe today, such feedback is unusual — and a bit threatening. Most organizations don’t provide leaders with this kind of feedback very often.[…] Continue Reading »
SmartBlog on Leadership regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds is releasing his new book, “The Culture Engine,” from Wiley. He is a speaker, author, and executive consultant with his own firm and the Ken Blanchard Cos. Learn about Edmonds’ services and subscribe to his blog posts & podcasts at DrivingResultsThroughCulture.com. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and iTunes podcasts.[…] Continue Reading »
One of the most important hiring decisions companies make is who to put into leadership roles. How well does your company do on this critical task?
The Gallup organization reports that organizations make bad leadership hiring decisions 82% of the time (!).
Gallup’s research indicates that managers account for 70% of the variance in employee engagement. That huge impact on employee engagement translates into good or not so good performance, customer service, quality, profitability, and discretionary energy being applied to daily tasks.[…] Continue Reading »
All organizations have social impact — good or bad, intended or not.
Social impact is the logical consequence of an organization’s plans, decisions, and actions on the social and economic lives of employees, customers, and their communities.
Such consequences might be direct or indirect, immediate or long term. Most organizations are unaware of their social impact and, therefore, invest little time or energy in appraising it.[…] Continue Reading »
Is your work environment lifeless and dull or active and inspiring?
Most organizational leaders put greater thought, time, and energy into their products and services than they do their culture. Yet culture drives everything that happens in organizations, day to day.
Who knows best whether or not your organization provides a safe, inspiring workplace? Employees do. They don’t miss a thing.[…] Continue Reading »