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?

Highly Successful Groups’ Playbook

New England Patriots Nordstrom 1980 Men's Olympic Hockey Team SouthWest Golden State Warriors US Navy Seals Zappos UCLA Bruins under John Wooden Google All of these organizations have one thing in common - Great Team Cultures.  In his latest book, Culture Code, Dan Coyle connects the dots around how to build and nurture a great culture.  Coyle researched … Continue reading Highly Successful Groups’ Playbook

How Alan Mulally saved Ford Motor Company with four simple decisions

"Bill’s principles, framework, and methodologies align very closely to my own Working Together Principles that were applied to measurable success at Boeing and Ford.  I was proud to nominate Bill as an MG100 member to help us advance systemic, extensive leadership development that increasingly creates healthy, thriving businesses, and enhances human flourishing. I look forward to our … Continue reading How Alan Mulally saved Ford Motor Company with four simple decisions

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 Avoid losing millions in revenue and profit