Tag Archive: high performers

Case Study in Accelerating High Performers

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Situation: Our client had a select few high performers in their organization amidst a sea of average performers and a few non-performers. As is typical, all the attention went to resurrecting the non-performers as problems followed them wherever they went. Angry customers. Lost profit. Etc. At the same time, the high performers were frustrated by the slowness of progress and concern for their future. Path Forward: The solution can be quite contrarian to what 80% of leaders follow. Forget about your non-performers. Stop spending time trying to resurrect poor performers. Give them tools to perform, hold them accountable and move them out…
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It Begins and Ends with Leadership

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As my HR mentor used to say, it begins and ends with leadership. Although we’ve certainly talked about this topic before, it is worth it to dedicate time to it again. After all, results follow leaders. The leader sets the tone and direction. As consultants, we find that we can make good progress, no matter the leader; however, there is ZERO doubt the progress will be much quicker with a solid leader supporting our initiative.  This has occurred 100% of the time! For example, we are currently working with a client that would like to improve service levels to its…
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Making Your Company Attractive to Potential Employees

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According to today’s Wall Street Journal, employers have added over 200,000 jobs for six months in a row.  Employers are ramping up investment in their businesses again.  I’m seeing my clients realize that they need to fill skills gaps especially with today’s complex supply chains.  My recentskills gap research agrees.  The question is whether they can find top talent. Those who want to attract top talent need to think about what employees are looking for. One tip to implement this week: Take a step back and think about what you want as an employee.  Do you want control over what you…
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