Category Archives: Leadership

Bad Bosses Force Good People to Quit

Scott Adams has never been a fan of management. Adam’s cynical view of work life is illustrated in his Dilbert cartoons. In the November 6-7 edition of the Wall Street Journal, he said, “The primary purpose of management is to … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Survey | Towers Perrin

The Study on Employee Engagement surveyed nearly 2,600 workers in public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. The results showed nearly one-third of the U.S. workforce is “unengaged.” This means employees are not acting in ways that create positive customer experiences, which … Continue reading

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Starting a Mentoring Program | Leadership Mentoring Programs at Work

How do you retain and prepare your best talent to lead? Mentoring programs are one of the most effective tools in achieving business results. The authors of the book, War on Talent reported, “Of those who have had a highly helpful mentoring experience, 95 percent indicated it motivated them to do their very best, 88 percent said it made them less likely to leave their company, and 97 percent said it contributed to their success at the company.”

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Greg Smith on SHRM Television: Retention & Job Satisfaction

Greg Smith’s television interview about five things HR managers need to do to improve employee retention and job satisfaction. SHRM National conference in San Diego. http://ow.ly/27Jf7          

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Employee suggestions programs. How to ru

Employee suggestions programs. How to run and manage. New article posted. http://ow.ly/22qMX

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Zappos: A Sales Giant Powered by Passionate People

Zappos is a true American success story.  Not only are they a financial powerhouse, but an amazing place to work.  Zappos is an online retailer that sells shoes and other merchandise.  They have ap proximately 1500 employees and are located … Continue reading

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Pay and benefits are important, but….

Pay and benefits are important, but financial incentives are limited in their ability to motivate and drive performance improvement. For most people, the most powerful form of reward and recognition is a job that gives them a sense of purpose … Continue reading

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