Not because salaries were too high, but because the team was walking out the door. After my first company was acquired, I took on a team that had 40% staff turnover. Meaning nearly half the team we had a year ago was no longer with us. In consulting, simply recruiting to replace the team with […]
LinkedIn is telling your employees not to be loyal to you
They’re telling everyone that their employer doesn’t care about them. There are two agendas at play here. First, bad news gets noticed. If I tell you that your employer doesn’t care about you, you’re far more likely to read my post than if I tell you that your employer cares. Newspapers have known this forever, […]
BoP #003 When being a good leader collides with being an authentic one, choose good
We live in a world where we must all bow at the altar of authenticity. But we are all many authenticities and none. How do you determine what to do authentically? Especially if you lead an organisation where your behaviour counts? Here’s a 4 level model that should help.
Leaders beware the traps of authenticity
We live in a business culture that has made a God/dess of authenticity. Be authentic above all. But… if you lead a company, and especially if you’re a founder CEO where your word permeates the whole organisation, make sure you’re not being authentic to the wrong thing! I once delivered some group training where well […]
Do you recruit for cultural or values fit?
I’ve interviewed over 1000 people, and \*probably\* recruited over 500. I used to look for cultural fit when I was recruiting. I hear this a lot still. And it’s wrong. The right fit to look for, and the one I eventually learned to look for instead, is a values fit. Values are what matters – […]