The One Step All Leaders Should Take to Drive Results!

The one step that all leaders can take to drive results is supported by mom and empirical research.  It is simple and straight forward. Even a five-year-old can do it. Say “thank you.” When employees are recognized and thanked by their leaders, it significantly raises their sense of achievement, engages them, and reinforces the behavior… Read More

Rewarding Success Comes Naturally. Do You Reward Failure in the Pursuit Of Innovation?

We are naturally inclined to cheer on a dramatic success and reward the winning outcome – the basketball player who makes the game winning shot at the buzzer, or the salesperson with the highest sales.  When a success is big and dramatic, easily measured, or highly visible, it is easy to reward with applause and… Read More

The Often Ignored Importance of Getting Pay Right!

I had just finished building a great team of recruiters and sourcers, refined our branding and social marketing, and trained management on the new applicant tracking system. We were ready to shift into high gear for serious recruiting to add hundreds of needed R&D, marketing, and sales employees, when a recruiter walked into my office… Read More

Most companies do a poor job of recognizing employees. How does yours stack up?

Despite all of the research on employee motivation and the importance of recognition, most companies do a poor job of it. A recent survey by the American Psychological Association[i] found that, “Only about half of the U.S. workforce (51%) say they feel valued by their employer, more than a third (36%) haven’t received any form… Read More