You Think You’ve Got a Great Culture. What’s in Your Employer Brand?

84% of all employees would consider leaving their current jobs if offered another role with a company that had an excellent corporate reputation.  Companies with the best reputations will get the cream of the crop executives and employees. And, if the living, breathing day-to-day culture matches their reputation, these same companies will KEEP those great […]

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Beware the Ides of March (Or NOT): A Simple 10-Question Assessment

A body at rest has three choices. It can remain where it is. It can move toward something. Or, it can be repelled away from something. Likewise, your business can simply go through the daily motions, doing what you’ve always been doing, neither moving toward or away from something. You can set clear goals to […]

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5 Questions to Ask About Your 2017 Business Goals

We balance realism against dreams when setting annual goals. Somewhere between the two sits a sweet spot, but it’s often difficult to clearly identify that spot while looking down from 30,000 feet. How can we know if it’s possible to hit that 10x growth this year? It’s a lot like driving your tee shot 300 […]

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Do Not Create Employee Engagement – Activate it!

In this festive season, we wish each other a Happy Holiday with all sincerity. This is a time of year when differences are often put aside, family squabbles temporarily forgotten, and we truly wish the best for all. It is my wish for you, my reader, that you carry this happiness within you not just […]

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What Kids do When They’re Not Sitting at the Big Table

Employee Disengagement

Our kid’s table was a wobbly old card table. We sat on a hodgepodge of chairs, stools, and cushions, and as far away from the adults as possible. We fought incessantly, fed our vegetables to the dog, and left a hearty mess for one of the adults to handle later. I don’t remember the transition […]

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Thought of the Day: Living Your Values

Yesterday I wrote of the importance of aligning your core values throughout your organization, from the top to the bottom. What happens when one or more people on the leadership team fail to live these values in their work and life? Values can be stated in simple terms, such as “honesty, integrity, or hard work.” […]

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Thought of the Day: Aligning Your Values

In an ideal world, we say what’s important to us and always act accordingly. As a business leader, you’re faced with four possibly different sets of values. First, you have organizational values – what’s important to the organization. It’s who you strive to be as a company, or as we say, who you reek of. […]

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Commitment to Values at Netflix

Netflix has been wildly successful. As EOS Implementers, we try to emulate the world’s best companies. Netflix is a great example of how a company can define, and then apply a complete set of values to run every facet of their company. If it works for them…

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