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How To Help Employees Look Forward To Mondays

Helping employees look forward to Mondays begins with providing employees a “sense of purpose,” according to a recent article by the Gallup organization. Why Mondays Matter According to Gallup, employee wellbeing sinks to its low point on Mondays and low levels of employee wellbeing associate with higher absenteeism, higher healthcare costs, higher turnover and lower organizational effectiveness. How Do Leaders Instill A “Sense of Purpose” “When your people feel like they’re part of something...

Defining Fusion Leadership In 2019

Why Fusion Leadership in 2019? Fusion Leaders show up every day, driven to flip the percentages and create engaged employees, defying the national norm of some 70% of workers who dread their jobs (as I mentioned in my earlier blog post). But what is a Fusion Leader? Simply put, Fusion Leaders are those who place their selfish ego needs and their organization’s collective ego needs on the same level of importance. They are self-aware enough to understand that working for the greater good of an...

Flipping The Percentages To Save The World- Now! In 2019

Flipping the percentages now will save the world (in my opinion). Consider that some 70% of the workforce in the United States hates their job, according to recent polls by the Gallop organization. And how about this bit of depressing news: these surveys have been conducted for over 20 years and the trends are the same, year over year and on and on!! Why isn’t this sad trend the subject of national headlines? Is it because it is not newsworthy? Is this just “the way it is”? Many are quick to...

Cutting Off A Limb (or a key executive) To Save The Body?

Firing top performers to save your team’s culture? Are you up to that? “No, that’s not why you’re here,” Colleen Abdoulah told Bob. “You’re here because you may not be part of WOW! for very long.” Bob’s jaw dropped and his face turned ashen as her words sank in. He looked down at the list of impressive achievements he had accumulated in his first thirty days since joining the company. Moments earlier he expected to receive accolades, certain that his production and leadership caught the...

Yes- We’re Friends; Now You’re Fired!!

I faced a tough decision: my friend the “rainmaker” or the Mission? That was the dilemma I encountered during the Great Recession, when it came to my attention that a good friend, who was also a top performer in our Seattle operation, was engaged in behavior that created a conflict of interest and who was also falsifying expense reports. The complexity of the situation increased because economic times were tough and this individual literally “moved the needle” in terms of driving results....

“You’re Fired!” A Necessary Reality Or A Chance to Show Off?

Firing an employee often serves as a leader’s most visible evidence of their commitment to the Mission or shared purpose. This difficult act often leaves a trail of devastation for the terminated employee and can haunt the empowered manager for a lifetime. Emotional, life-changing actions are noticed; and, when an employee threatens the Mission or shared purpose of an organization (the greater good), they need to go! A leader who fails to embrace this difficult and necessary action sends the...

Labor Day or Fulfillment Day? There Is A Better Path Forward

Will Americans ever celebrate worker “Fulfillment Day,” rather than Labor Day? As we observe the 124th Labor Day this week, the dark clouds from 100+ years ago still appear to obscure the horizons of most Americans. According to the New York Times, President Grover Cleveland signed Labor Day into law in 1894, not to celebrate the triumph of American workers, but rather as a political ploy to help appease frustrated workers who fueled a national transportation crisis that resulted from rail and...

Congratulations- You’re The Entrepreneur! Now For You’re Most Important Job

Congratulations, you just raised the venture capital, or perhaps secured those coveted franchise rights, or reached another milestone on your entrepreneur’s journey. Now it’s time to re-think your job description and focus on the most important key to your success: inspiring the following of those you need in order to make your Vision/ Mission a reality! My Vision was to make Integra Telecom’s customer service experience the best in our industry, out-punching the heavyweights like Verizon and...

Do You Have An Unsuspecting Teacher To Help Drive Your Vision?

A sense of awkwardness best described how we each felt. I sensed Corrin felt awkward hosting the CEO in her 10 by 10 foot cubicle- for an entire day! And I felt awkward sitting next to her, wondering if I was wasting precious time with feeble efforts to compel others to embrace my Vision. The practice of dedicating several hours a day to immerse myself with front-line workers was still somewhat new to me. I often thought I had more important things to do than help her process a few of the...

Featured Article | Recruiter.com Contributes to the Crisis!

“They spit at us,” General Robert Van Antwerp says, reflecting back on his and his team’s experience reaching out to devastated neighborhoods in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Those saliva projectiles were clearly directed at the wrong person. Why would New...

Introducing ProFusion (by ProHabits)

In the past there have been many great thinkers in the area of personal growth at work, but until ProHabits there was no efficient method of delivery. Sure there were occasional seminars and books, but no way to integrate micro-actions at a company-wide level....

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