The time is right for a more heroic style of leadership. Changing times lend themselves to the rise of gladiators. Instead of seeing today’s challenges and competition as a negative, executives should view it as an opportunity in disguise—a chance to position your organization for change, innovation capturing the forward momentum needed today.
Author Archive | Gregory P. Smith
Why did the largest, most advanced ship of the century sink? None of us were alive when the Titanic sank, but all of us lost something that night. Hopefully, we recognize the lessons learned and will chart your course toward the right direction.
Many organizations have discovered providing a mentor for high performing employees not only helps them settle into their job and company environment, but also contributes to a lower employee turnover rate and greater job satisfaction.
Employers face major challenges when they consider the increasing difficulty of finding skilled people, a younger workforce with different attitudes about work, and a growing population of older workers heading toward retirement.
If you want your organization to be a place the best and the brightest will want to work in the future, you must be careful what you do in the here and now.
It costs far less money to keep customers happy than to spend much more money recruiting new ones. Loyal customers tell their friends about your business and will spend more money than new customers.
Some businesses practice what I call “spaghetti management.” They pick a bunch of people, promote them to managers, then throw them on a wall like spaghetti, and see what sticks.
The greatest threat employers face is losing their best and brightest to the competition. That’s a lot of talent leaving organizations and just the beginning of what many people have described as the “perfect storm.”
Each year thousands of good people leave good jobs to take other positions that are more family friendly. This situation has fueled the dramatic rise of home-based and female-owned businesses.
Pay and benefits are important, but you have to do something different in order to attract and retain the best people. That something may equate to a fun, flexible workplace that gives them more freedom and responsibility.