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Mission Planning: Taking A Data-Driven Approach

There isn’t one, singular thing that makes up a culture. There are several areas that must be aligned and measured in order for an organization to function effectively and efficiently. This starts by being well informed. Data-driven organizations are seeing upwards of 20-30 percent improvements in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) due […]

Communicating Your Company Vision

Effectively communicating a new vision and gaining commitment across the organization can be a monumental task, especially in large organizations. Managers and leaders too often under-communicate a great vision, or they over-communicate a weak vision. Sometimes messaging is misaligned. The result is the same in any of those cases. Mission failure. Creating a company vision […]

How to Achieve True Accountability

Accountability is a word that is thrown around organizations but is often unaccompanied by action. It is this inaction that allows a company culture, employee morale, and business productivity to suffer. To take charge of implementing true accountability across your teams, there are four steps to take. You must first recognize reality. Second, own the […]

Top 5 Ways To Increase Employee Engagement

It’s no surprise that higher employee engagement leads to greater productivity, lower employee turnover, and higher profitability. Investing in your employees and paying ample attention to engagement levels will have both short- and long-term positive effects. Consistent employee engagement requires a plan of action and measurable goals. You can increase this starting today within your […]

How To Master These Six Fundamental Leadership Accountability Skills

Organizational change isn’t a short-term initiative. It’s not for the faint of heart and it takes several factors to align in order to achieve the task ahead. Leadership and accountability are essential for genuine change to even have a shot at being successful. Without it, discouragement, frustration, and fatigue are imminent. Before taking on organizational […]

Accountability: How To Build Ownership At All Levels

Accountability sets the stage for great organizations to accomplish even greater things. It lets you navigate change with confidence. For many, accountability may seem like a given. However, in 2012, a Harvard Business Review (HBR) article reported that one out of every two managers “is terrible at accountability.” That percentage rose by 2015 when another […]

Six Principles For Developing An Aligned Leadership Mindset

Generally speaking, companies are created to drive profit. There are obvious exceptions, but a healthy return on investment is what stakeholders and leadership teams are looking for from employees. However, there is a disconnect among some companies who do not attribute an engaged company culture with the bottom line. This is a mistake. A disengaged […]

Top 3 Ways to Measure Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is essential to any productive, positive work environment. Simply showing up and running through the day-to-day does not equal active engagement. According to Gallup, 51% of employees are actively looking for new job opportunities. With an increasingly competitive workforce, it’s important now more than ever to ensure employees are engaged. To measure engagement, […]