Contributions. That’s what organizations are looking for today – ideas, suggestions, improvements, feedback, results, outcomes, intellect, and performance. You are paid to contribute, every day, in every way. Do you meet this expectation? Got an opinion? Share it. Have an idea? Express it. Agree or disagree? Let them know. Think of a better way? Let’s
In the old reality, you didn’t have to like or be liked to get the job done; that wasn’t important or measured. The fact you were miserable and made everyone else miserable was a distant second to productivity. Well, the game has changed. Attitude does count. In fact, it counts as much or more than
It’s a vicious cycle: Fear leads to stagnation, which leads to lost business, which leads to staffing adjustments, which leads to more fear, more stagnation, more lost business . . . and on and on. What exactly are we so afraid of? What someone will think of us? That our ideas are dumb? That we
Things are different today. The pace of change – combined with the speed of marketplace demands wrapped in a sea of information – requires more and faster decisions at ever-lower organization levels. It’s the only way businesses can compete, and it’s the only way your employer can survive. Making decisions is part of your job.
Is this you? “As long as my company provides job security, I consider it loyal – deserving of my loyalty in return.” Most companies would like to provide some sense of job security, but no organization can be more loyal than the marketplace allows. And today’s marketplace is intense. Tough. Unforgiving. Competitive. Ever changing. Loyalty
It’s important to understand in today’s New Reality that attitude has an impact on your business, my business, our business, and most importantly the value you bring, or don’t bring to the business. In the old Reality if you had a poor attitude, you were given space. People left you alone. You didn’t have to be part
Today, it’s all about knowledge. Who has it. Who can get it. Who can use it. Knowledge of the job. Knowledge of the organization. Knowledge of the industry. Knowledge of the profession. Knowledge of the customer’s business and industry. Knowledge, knowledge, knowledge. Do you know your Age? A quick bit of history: The century before