six myths about employee engagement

“Slipshod assistance, foolish inattention, dowdy indifference, and half-hearted work seem the rule; and no man succeeds, unless by hook or crook or threat he forces or bribes other men to assist him.” ~ Elbert Hubbard, A Message to Garcia, 1899   Much gets said about employee engagement and little changes. Headlines shout that only 30% of … Read moresix myths about employee engagement

real world mission statements

What would happen if company mission statements were a summary of how the company actually operates instead of the all too common collection of socially acceptable phrases strung together by a committee? Perhaps we’d see more like: We leverage short-term relationships to extract maximum value from customers. Myopically focusing on quarterly results at the expense … Read morereal world mission statements

vanilla passion

I’ve long heard that vanilla is the best-selling ice cream, yet I’ve met very few people that say vanilla is their favorite. So what’s going on? How can a flavor that few love be a best seller? It wins because it is less offensive to more people. Few love it, but few really hate it. … Read morevanilla passion

ignoring the success stories

There’s two kinds of business success stories that everyone talks about and then learns nothing from. The first is the upstart business that is just doing things disruptively different. Their organizational structure and processes go against the cookie cutter business school best practices. Companies like Valve with its completely flat org chart and BrewDog with … Read moreignoring the success stories