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Employee Engagement, Core Dimensions of Performance

I have always been a big fan of Peter Drucker, with his writings, theories and principles. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this management sage, he authored over 39 management books and was on the speed dial of many leading CEOs around the globe.  According to Wikipedia, Drucker taught that management is "a liberal art," and he infused his management advice with interdisciplinary lessons from history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, culture and religion.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00am

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Who Controls Employee Engagement And Why Doesn't It Get Funded? It Needs A Seat At The Table

There is never a week that we don’t receive a phone call from a prospective client who says “employee engagement is a high priority but we can’t seem to find the budget to address the issue”. In other calls we hear, “the organization is working in silos and we can’t seem to get everyone on the same page, but nobody seems to be willing to do anything about it, and we don’t have a budget to get it done”. I try to be encouraging but it takes more than that.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 11:00am

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It’s My Decision And I Stand By It!

Leaders are faced with making decisions every day that have consequences impacting themselves, their companies, and those they lead. How leaders make decisions and how they deal with the consequences of those decisions has a direct impact on their ability to engage and inspire others. Some of those decisions end up with very positive outcomes. But often, even with the best intentions and best intelligence available, decisions are made that end up with less than desirable results. Effective leaders understand that there is no decision that is 100% risk free. There is always one more piece of information that could be reviewed before making a decision. There are those who make impulsive decisions with little or no input and there are those who analyze information to death and do not make decisions in a timely manner. Effective leaders find the balance between making a quick decision and considering intelligence and input before making that decision.

Posted by Rick DeMarco at 11:00am

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