Every employee who works for you will eventually arrive at a crucial intersection, if they haven't already.
At that point, you hope they turn right and buy-in to your leadership and the vision and values of your company. Turning that direction means that they see a future for themselves with your organization so they'll invest themselves fully and go all-in.
Unfortunately, some will turn left and quit on you without actually quitting. They'll take on the 'me against the machine' mindset and begin looking for shortcuts and ways they can do just the MDR (Minimum Daily Requirement) that it takes to fly below the radar and avoid getting called out or fired.
Your leadership determines their direction. Here are 10 ways to encourage your people to turn right, own their job and control their future in your organization...Read More
I've been writing and speaking about millennials since they first made their way into the workplace as teenagers in 1998. Since then, I've interacted with thousands of mature business owners and leaders who've confessed their struggles and frustrations in managing this enigmatic generation. Today, more than half of all millennials (born 1980-2000) are 25 and older, and the part-time teen workers of 1998 are now 35 years old. They hate being lumped into a generational heap that's been branded and widely criticized for being inherently lazy and entitled. This is especially true for those overachieving millennials who are anything but lazy and entitled...Read More
Is it just me, or have you noticed an outbreak in the number of flaky people out there?
I'm not talking about liars, cheaters, and thieves. Flakes aren't bad people who intentionally do bad things.
Flakes are the irresponsible 'me first' knuckleheads who are lacking in the simple social graces.
To assure we're on the same page, allow me to share three quick stories of recent flake encounters...Read More
If you are a person who enjoys peace and serenity, you don’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater nor do you whisper ‘bomb’ when going through airport security. And unless you want to incite a riot, you’d better not let the word ‘entitled’ slip out around a business owner, manager, or employer...Read More