How to dramatically increase employee engagement with one question

For those who have team members reporting to them, ask yourself this simple question every day. What can I do today to make the employee experience better than it was yesterday? Make a plaque, create a screensaver with this question, or just put a stickie where you can see it.  Find a way to keep this top … Continue reading How to dramatically increase employee engagement with one question

Does running your business sometimes feel like this?

This will be my last post of 2018.  Happy New Year to everyone!  I thought I would end the year on a humorous note. Enjoy! Have you ever had one of these days? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA7TIw5VCnI&feature=youtu.be The optimal way to avoid this tragic business metaphor is to build your company as if you are going to get, at … Continue reading Does running your business sometimes feel like this?

How Alan Mulally saved Ford Motor Company with four simple decisions

How Alan Mulally saved Ford It was the summer of 2006, Alan Mulally was knee deep in getting the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" designed and built when Bill Ford asked him to take over his role as President and CEO of his eponymous company.  Ford Motor was slowly going out of business, as were the other … Continue reading How Alan Mulally saved Ford Motor Company with four simple decisions

3 ways to avoid losing millions in revenue and profit

From Howard Shore's new book Your Business is a Leaky Bucket, there are many ways that businesses lose revenue and profit such as the following: Mediocre hiring practices: Hiring and Keeping B and C players in critical positions Leaving critical positions vacant Lacking a standard interview process Excessive turnover/Regrettable turnover Lack of alignment The leadership team … Continue reading 3 ways to avoid losing millions in revenue and profit