Civility at work means everyday behavior aligns with organizational values and supports positive business outcomes; progress, productivity, and increased profit. We all know this. It’s represented by the plaque on the wall. Mission statements, guiding principles, and value statements are visible to the eye but less often felt. This lack creates………………………………..
Do What You Say You’re Going To Do
One of the most powerful ways to build credibility at work as a manager, at home as a parent/manager—with any relationship, is to do what you say you’re going to do. It’s one of the easiest things to say—I do what I say I will do, but it’s uncommon to see people actually execute on this promise. When the time comes to fulfill the promise, it has become less important and less critical, at least in our perception. This experience is……………………
Beyond the Networking Meeting, What I Learned
Most people don’t like networking. They believe it takes too much time and is basically a distraction from the “real work” that needs to be done. You could say that about a plethora of things, couldn’t you? There’s a lot of “noise and pomp” everywhere. Here’s how to make networking more productive…………
Why Managers are Afraid to Manage
Managers are Afraid to Manage. That is, they are afraid to do the very job they are sanctioned to do. Can you imagine? The experts, the one’s in charge are afraid to face the challenges of their jobs! One CEO asked me, how deep does this go?
People Before Profit
Most companies pursued profits at the expense of everything else. That was the prevailing thought in the past. It was believed that resources, things, people, were all replaceable and didn’t matter—nothing mattered as much as profit. It used to be that supply exceeded demand….Today, not all companies blindly pursue profit at the cost of everything else. For example………………………