A friend of mine told me that his friend, a top leader at a top company, actually said: “I am great leader, but my team sucks.” We laughed hystertically! It is so absurb. Yet there are many leaders out there that think this.
Jim Collins’ extensive research in Good to Great tells us that great leaders of long term financially successful companies are the opposite of this leader. They are humble. They credit their success on how lucky they are to have such a great team working for them.
Yet I can empathize with this frustration of a leader who feels his team… Read the full article >
Having a place for employees to call when they have problems at home or are struggling with addiction is one thing. But when a company puts into place an employee anonymous tip line – to report abusive managers – things have gone too far.
I was quite surprised when I saw it first hand – an unhappy employee calls the tip line and reports a manager who is abusive. Just one anonymous call and the manager’s reputation is destroyed…. Read the full article >
Data is important. And now the experts say Big Data is the answer to all our problems. But when trying to change a culture, a few little people are much more important.
Collecting data is critical to success
It is important to collect data to better understand a culture. It gives the team members a voice. No organizational culture change can be done without the members having had the opportunity to voice their opinions about what’s needed through a survey and/or… Read the full article >
Managers pride themselves on being in the know. What the upcoming changes are going to be. Who is really behind the initiative. Who is moving up and who is moving out. Ironically, they are not in the know in the most important area of work life—what their employees really think.
Let’s get one thing straight. Your employees want to please you. They want you to like them and consider them for raises and promotions. Their livelihood depends on you.
As… Read the full article >