At a Fortune business conference in 2003 a moderator asked Indra Nooyi, now Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo: “As a leader, what keeps you awake at night?”
Without a second’s pause Nooyi replied, “Retaining my talent.”
Any leader wishing to measurably grow their organization is wise to list the same concern at the top of their list. Following are ten tips to retain talent;…Continue
For twelve years I’ve taught a three-day Strategy Summit in the 4th quarter to help clients prepare for the upcoming year. The format is simple:
The first day covers how to create a compelling vision that unites and inspires the team for the upcoming year.
Day two covers strategies to reach the vision. I present dozens of sample strategies and teach implementation principles to ensure they succeed.
Dead weight is defined by online dictionaries as: “a person who makes no contribution; a useless, usually burdensome factor.” In the workplace dead weight comes in many forms. Here are a few of the most common examples:
1. A team member who may produce the numbers, but doesn’t live your core values.
2. An incompetent team member.
3. An unproductive team member.
4. An overpaid team member, whose compensation far exceeds the worth…Continue
In Dr. Henry Cloud’s book, Necessary Endings, he stresses the necessity of pruning to create a healthier business. Pruning is a proactive process that allows an organization to reach its fullest potential.
In the dictionary, pruning is defined as: a function of cutting away to reduce the extent or reach of something by taking away unwanted or superfluous parts. I’ve long liked the concept of pruning as it allows leaders to leverage strengths and narrow focus on the…Continue