What Exactly is Servant Leadership?

A note from Karen:   Scott Knutson is a valued partner on our team at KMP Consultants. His Servant Leadership program offers key insights and solution for companies working to build a stronger, more employee centric culture. As we’ve been discussing over the last few months, the post-COVID environment has put leaders in the position to … Continue reading What Exactly is Servant Leadership?

The Rise of the Post-Covid Leader: Soft is the New Tough

We have long understood that a poor manager is the most significant factor in an employee’s decision to resign. Yet, a study conducted by Careerbuilder reports that 58 percent of managers said they didn’t receive any management training. How can that be?  The top factor of an employee’s job satisfaction level is the quality of their relationship … Continue reading The Rise of the Post-Covid Leader: Soft is the New Tough

From Workforce Revolution® to Organizational Alliance : Re-engage a Dis-illusioned Workforce by Shifting Focus

From our previous articles, you took action and burned the ships as you pursue a culture of purposeful recognition withing your workforce of the individual and valuing the individual.  Now it’s time to pull everyone together to move forward toward a common goal.  Focus on the External    With a “Burn the Ships” commitment lived … Continue reading From Workforce Revolution® to Organizational Alliance : Re-engage a Dis-illusioned Workforce by Shifting Focus

From Workforce Revolution® to Organizational Alliance: Re-engage a Dis-illusioned Workforce by Recognizing the Individual

What makes up the culture in your organization?   People.   If you’re going to align and re-engage your workforce, you must recognize and speak to the individual, not just the masses.  In our last blog, we discussed that we must be willing to "burn the ships" in order to create alignment within our organization. … Continue reading From Workforce Revolution® to Organizational Alliance: Re-engage a Dis-illusioned Workforce by Recognizing the Individual

From Workforce Revolution® to Organizational Alliance : Taking Action to Re-engage a Disillusioned Workforce

In our last post, we left you with the question of how you get everyone focused in one direction within your organization. How do you get your workforce to engage in their work, and creatively, and proactively solve the issues that move your company and everyone in it forward?   As you work to help … Continue reading From Workforce Revolution® to Organizational Alliance : Taking Action to Re-engage a Disillusioned Workforce

From Workforce Revolution® to Organizational Alliance: Re-engaging a Disillusioned Workforce  

The Workforce Revolution® has begun. Awakened by the reveille of employee discontent, heralded by a chorus of resignations and a massive recruitment problem, companies found themselves ill-equipped to re-engage the troops. Leaders struggled to keep everyone in formation while the remaining loyal yet burned-out workforce struggled to carry the load of their AWOL colleagues. Initially, when the Workforce … Continue reading From Workforce Revolution® to Organizational Alliance: Re-engaging a Disillusioned Workforce  

Lasting Peace in the Workforce Revolution Part 3: What Now? Build Trust That Will Last

It’s easy to go through the motions and re-build trust with your employees with the hidden agenda of things going back to the way they were “pre-COVID”. If you haven’t yet, you need to rethink your position, or, as I mentioned in my last article, your employees will revolt.   You need to rebuild trust, a trust … Continue reading Lasting Peace in the Workforce Revolution Part 3: What Now? Build Trust That Will Last

Lasting Peace in the Workforce Revolution Part 2: How to Build Trust for Alignment, Engagement, and Retention

Alignment starts with trust. Building trust is a key ingredient to the success of any relationship, and this doesn’t stop when you walk into work. As leaders, we need to stop viewing our relationships with our employees as “just business”. It’s personal. Your employees are making it personal, and you better too before it’s too … Continue reading Lasting Peace in the Workforce Revolution Part 2: How to Build Trust for Alignment, Engagement, and Retention

Lasting Peace in the Workforce Revolution Part 1: It’s Time to Build Trust for Alignment, Engagement, and Retention 

The post-Covid workforce is at odds with leadership and it’s personal. It's obvious when you see the impact on retention. We as leaders let them down. In a time of great uncertainty and fear – in all aspects of their lives – our employees worked long hours under the most challenging conditions. Yet, communication was … Continue reading Lasting Peace in the Workforce Revolution Part 1: It’s Time to Build Trust for Alignment, Engagement, and Retention 

Who’s the REAL Enemy in the Talent War?

As we continue our conversation about the talent war, we shift gears to discover who the real enemy in the talent war really is. I am creating this piece on Veteran’s Day which is equally exciting and deeply meaningful. Like me, most of my neighbors are working from home right this minute, and many of them … Continue reading Who’s the REAL Enemy in the Talent War?

When Talent Goes AWOL: Rally the Troops to Call a Ceasefire in the Talent War

It's time to rally the troops. This month we have been taking a deep look into the Talent War that is raging in Corporate America today. With more people quitting their jobs than ever before, the typical “fear tactics” that were once used to keep employees in their offices are no longer working.   Initially, when … Continue reading When Talent Goes AWOL: Rally the Troops to Call a Ceasefire in the Talent War

When Talent Goes AWOL: It’s Time to Raise a New Flag

It’s become a popular belief that COVID is the catalyst of this talent war, or what is being called the Great Resignation. However, as we’ve discussed in our last two articles, “When Talent Goes AWOL: Calling a cease-fire to the Talent War” and “When Talent Goes AWOL: The next step in calling a Cease-Fire in … Continue reading When Talent Goes AWOL: It’s Time to Raise a New Flag

When Talent Goes AWOL: The Next Step in Calling a Cease-Fire in the Talent War

In our last article, we discussed the Talent War and its impact on organizations in today’s post-COVID climate. We discussed the reality of the Great Resignation and how it’s a much deeper issue than what most are assuming.   As a result, the workforce is placing demands on employers and if they aren’t meant, they are … Continue reading When Talent Goes AWOL: The Next Step in Calling a Cease-Fire in the Talent War

When Talent Goes AWOL: Calling a Cease-fire to the Talent War

The battle against Covid has mutated into a revolutionary war between leadership and the workforce. Many view the workforce exodus as a Talent War or call it the Great Resignation, but they’re only looking at the symptom—people quitting their jobs.   It’s a reaction to a much deeper problem.  "The most important thing in communication … Continue reading When Talent Goes AWOL: Calling a Cease-fire to the Talent War

Are We Just Hiding Behind Hybrid?

Are we really just hiding behind hybrid? Many of our executive coaching clients admit to feeling rushed into making a choice or some sort of commitment about returning to a brick-and-mortar work setting soon. Their employers offer fixed choices about where to work: either fully remotely (if eligible) or some kind of hybrid blend of working … Continue reading Are We Just Hiding Behind Hybrid?