Will You Keep Your High-Potential Employees This Year?

Posted on 24. May, 2010 by in Business, Growth, Leadership, Managing Talent, Relationships

While our natural tendency is to think, “Of course!” that’s not always true. In fact, Harvard Business Review recently ran an article on “How to Keep Your Top Talent,” that featured a number of rather fascinating statistics about high-potential employees. After studying 20,000 employees dubbed as “emerging stars” over six years in over 100 organizations […]

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What Makes a Mission Statement Good (or Bad)?

Posted on 17. May, 2010 by in Leadership

Following up on my last post (and as promised), I created a video blog post to help you get your hands around this question of what makes a good or bad mission statement. Done correctly, a great mission statement can radically change a business or organization and propel it toward a great future. So, make […]

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What’s the Difference Between Mission and Vision?

Posted on 12. May, 2010 by in Branding/Differentiation, Business, Goals, Leadership, Planning, Strategy

A few months ago, after talking with a client, I decided to write a blog post on the differences between mission, vision, initiatives and goals–and it’s been one of the most read posts on my blog. In light of that, I decided to practice what I preach (find out what people want … and give […]

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How to Reduce Conflict on Your Team Before It Happens

Posted on 05. May, 2010 by in Attitude, Communication, Growth, Leadership, Managing Talent, Relationships

As you know, every team has conflict. To find out one of the best ways to ensure that everyone on your team “fights fair” when conflict does arise, you’ll want to watch the following video clip. Note:If you have some conflict norms of your own–or comments about this video, please leave your thoughts and ideas […]

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Alex Bogusky Is Wrong! Leaders Should Learn More From Failure

Posted on 04. May, 2010 by in Change, Communication, Leadership, Learning, Managing Talent, Marketing, Personal Development, Planning, Remarkability, Small Business, Strategy

In a video post on the Fast Company site, Alex Bogusky, co-chair of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, argues that the classic business mantra of learning from failure is just plain wrong. In his world (and at his company), he doesn’t debrief failure or lost accounts or why a campaign isn’t working (which I find hard […]

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