Employee Engagement – Ignore the Outliers

August 29, 2013

This is a multi-part series on employee engagement based on my interview with New York Times best-selling author Kevin Kruse. As a former business owner and winner of a “Best Place to Work” award, Kevin has a wealth of real-life experience. I found him to be funny, down-to-earth and very reasonable in his approach to […]

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Great Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Lose Their Talent

August 5, 2013

Is your organization doing a good job of developing its leadership pipeline? Leadership-development opportunities start with entry-level supervision roles, and a recent study suggests that most companies are shortsighted in their development strategies. According to study sponsors DDI, HR.com and the Institute, only 18% of companies surveyed said they had a strong bench of frontline […]

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Managerial Expectations – Don’t Keep ‘Em Guessing

June 20, 2013

From time to time, Mr. People Equation and I talk shop about managerial things. As a director-level leader who has supervised technical professionals for more than a decade, he’s been around the block and I value his insights. The other day, he mentioned an Expectations List that he gives to employees new to his department.  […]

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