Tuesday Morning Focal Point
Category: Workplace Culture

High Performers; Holding them Accountable
March 7, 2022

We often think of the need to hold others accountable in the context of those who are not executing well or fully on their KPI’s and deliverables.  Yes, for sure, accountability mechanisms and finding ways to support improved outcomes for this cohort is critical. This is a complex endeavor. It can take a lot of…

Increasing workplace productivity
July 6, 2021

Post pandemic transitions back to working in shared office spaces will bring new challenges as we work different now than pre pandemic times.

Employee Engagement – Its Not What You Think
October 8, 2019

There has been quite a trend over the last few years with leaders and HR departments talking about employee engagement.  It’s become a buzz phrase that folks grab onto, trying to figure out what it is and how to create it. Maybe as a way of somehow getting a leg up on others to recruit…

Open Door Policy – What a Fraud!
February 14, 2017

I could not even begin to count how many times I have heard, when in a coaching session with a leader or a meeting with a senior management team, “I have and open door policy.”  It’s become such a buzz phrase to say this, that it’s almost become meaningless.  It’s kind of like one of…

Tuesday Morning Focal Point – December 6, 2016 – Creating a High Performing Culture
December 6, 2016

Last week I spent some time with a new client where my deliverable is to work with the senior leadership team of approximately 16 including the CEO, to support a Culture Mapping process and help create alignment.  Our first day together was exciting and energizing, as we used “story telling” to elicit from each person’s…

Tuesday Morning Focal Point – October 11, 2016 – Yanking the Starting Pitcher
October 11, 2016

I happen to be one of those baseball fans that is really only interested during the post season – and I guess in some ways that would raise the question as to whether or not I truly am a ball fan.  In any case, I’ve enjoyed watching some great Major League playoff action over the…

Tuesday Morning Focal Point – September 27, 2016 – Breaking the Barrier
September 27, 2016

Late last week I was with an executive who is running a vibrant and growing family business.  As we were in conversation, I paused to reflect to and with him regarding the change and the difference I see in him and how he talks about the business compared with when we first began our business…