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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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