The Power of Positive Recognition

Rene' Boer People

  Napoleon once said that a soldier will fight long and hard for a strip of yellow ribbon.  Although compensation is important, don’t underestimate the power of positive recognition. So, when you see something, it’s important that you say something.  Often, as bosses, we’re so focused on issues and obstacles and solving problems that we don’t slow down long enough …

3 Ways to Develop Your People

Rene' Boer People

During quarterly conversations when you get to “next steps”, have a meaningful conversation around developing the right people who are in the right seats, which I believe is the number one people issue.  This was pointed out recently in an EOS session when a member of the leadership team said that he was spending most of his valuable time as …

The Bottle Neck is Always at the Top of the Bottle

Clark Neuhoff Execution

Bottleneck, logjam, ran aground… lots of metaphors for things not moving forward.  We’ve all been there, and once you realize it’s happened, you immediately start looking for ways to get UN-stuck.  This is what we do in helping private business owners implement the EOS Process in their businesses so they can gain traction and begin moving forward again to get …

Having Quarterly Conversations – Part 2

Rene' Boer People

  Accountability starts by keeping expectations clear. This is a two-way street, where your direct reports are crystal clear on your expectations of them, and just as importantly, you’re clear on their expectations of you. George Bernard Shaw said that the problem with communication is the illusion that it’s actually occurred. In a quarterly conversation, at a higher level, we …

Having Quarterly Conversations

Rene' Boer People

When I start working with clients, they invariably tell me that their performance review process is either broken or it’s just not very effective. This is after they’ve spent an inordinate amount of time focused on getting the forms right, editing them, chasing people down to make sure that they’ve completed the forms and that they turned them in. In …

Three Tips to Improve Your Communication

Rene' Boer People

To communicate effectively, we must avoid making assumptions of others based upon what they tell us or the non-verbal signals that they send us.  Remember, this is a two-way street.  Sometimes, they’re making assumptions of us based upon the exact same things. So, avoid making assumptions. When we make assumptions, we invite a breakdown in communication. That’s how rumors get …

Tools to Build Great Leaders

Clark Neuhoff Execution

We are all leaders!  Some of us lead organizations, some lead teams.  We all aspire to be market leaders within our niches (if not, then we need to have a separate conversation).  We all need to be thought leaders, championing our ideas to advance the organizations that we are a part of. In his book Leadership Gold, Lessons I’ve Learned …