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Great Leaders Show Weakness, According to Forbes

Show Weakness – Build Trust Great leaders show weakness because they understand that trust underpins the foundation of an engaged organization. “Too many old school leaders believe ‘leadership is acting’ or we must always wear a mask to project confidence and optimism. The best leaders today realize that authenticity and vulnerability are the fastest ways to earn trust. And as Stephen M.R. Covey [stated] ‘Trust is the one thing that changes everything,’” according to Kevin Kruse in a...

Making The Case For Being Selfish At Work

Let me clarify what I mean by “selfish”. Being “selfish” at work means doing something that benefits you. When you think about it, prioritizing the needs of our organization over (or at least at an equal level to) our own needs is actually a very selfish thing to do. This is self-serving. It makes us look good to our bosses, which ultimately means promotions and higher earnings. It also makes our organizations more successful and makes us feel good about ourselves. In this context, its ok to...

The Cure For Our Nation’s Ills – According To The Wall Street Journal – Worker Engagement

Great Job Means Great Life: And It’s All About the Managers, “No other single factor even comes close!” Creating a population of engaged workers would not only improve our economy and national prosperity, it likely would also solve the political malaise that disaffects our younger population and contributes to millennial’s growing interest in an alternative political system, like socialism, according to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal. After all “if you have a bad boss and a...

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...

Monday Morning Radio | Fusion Leadership

Fusion Leadership Unleashing The Movement of Monday Morning Enthusiasts (Access Radio Show) When business owners and leaders align their personal interests with the best interests of their companies and employees, the resulting “Fusion” becomes a powerful force for...

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...

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