As the U.S. economy strengthens, however unevenly, business leaders are facing a central challenge with important implications: How are you bridging the trust gap with employees — the answer to this has broad implications for your business results.
What trust gap, you might ask?
As the newly elected Chairman of the Board at Interaction Associates, I am thinking a lot about how the principles of Facilitative Leadership apply to this new role.
We live in a curious time and certainly in business, this is one of the most challenging economies in anyone’s memory. There are negative indicators everywhere and nearly every company is challenged with adapting to operating amid great, though perhaps not permanent, uncertainty and shifting markets. Approval ratings for leaders and others in positions of authority— in every arena — at a dramatically low point.
With a miserable 75% failure rate, mergers and acquisitions seem risky at best. Yet in today's economic climate, they are more in vogue than ever. How can you increase your odds for M&A success? In this ten-minute podcast, Jamie Harris discusses common factors that cause mergers and acquisitions to stumble (Hint: it's the people part). Then, you'll learn three key strategies for M&A success.
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AP reports hat Puerto Rico's Democratic Party has chosen to hold a presidential primary instead of a caucus to encourage more islanders to participate in the June 1 contest. Puerto Rico's switch was done, in part, to avert the chaos that might ensue should the unfamiliar and time-consuming caucus process be overwhelmed with thousands of new voters, eager to contribute to choosing a candidate.
According to a recent Reuters report, nearly half of British workers polled say their bosses are incompetent, make poor decisions, and lack confidence.
What’s more, of those who say their bosses don't know what they are doing, 83 percent said that management's poor decision making damages morale, half say it hurts productivity, and 19 percent say it hands competitors an advantage.
Wired Science follows up a story on which this blog commented several months ago. Accidents have dropped by nearly half on a London street where traffic signs, guard rails, and road lines were removed. The reason?
A recent study showed a majority of CEOs worry about non-financial issues like employee commitment, customer satisfaction, and innovation. Linda Dunkel writes in Leadership Excellence about the dilemma of defining what's important.
How can you tap a small circle of your loyal, enthusiastic clients to help you run your business more effectively and leverage their marketplace intelligence?
That’s the question that dogged us three years ago when we formed our Client Advisory Board. We knew we had much to gain by creating a more formal, structured way to communicate with our clients, but we weren’t sure how to provide a value exchange that would motivate them to participate.