Category: Understanding Employees

Culture, Performance, and Employees

The Culture of an organization is important. Culture orients us to the organization, its purpose and goals. But Culture is not just what an organization says, Culture is what it does both internally and externally. How does the organization treat its customers, even the…

Hard Choice Ahead

(Images created on roadtrafficsigns.com) The interview went well. They answered the questions. They were hired. After a few months their performance begins to fade. You hear from a few people around the office that deadlines are missed. Others are covering the work that is…

The “My Way” Blind Spot

We all have blind spots.  You have them, I have them, we all have them.  The hardest part about blind spots is that we do not see them.  I suppose that is why we call them “blind spots.”  When this happens while driving, another…

Fly Your Flag

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time in the car.  Commuting, shuttling kids around, running errands and my job requires me to drive around…a lot.  To put things in perspective, my car is a 2005 and I have 172,000…

The View is Different from the Top

I was meeting with an executive the other day to discuss their behavioral style.  We talked at length about how this style may work in certain situations, but over the long-haul is the kind of style that may wear people out. I could tell…

Anger is My Primary Emotion

Anger.  Yup, it is a part of my world.  Let’s face it, one of the problems with learning about different styles is coming to grips with your own.  All styles have great things and not-so-great things at the same time. According to Marston and…

Your Worldview: by the Creator of Wonder Woman

William Moulton Marston.  Who is he and why should you care? In 1928 he published Emotions of Normal People, a book which elaborated the DISC Theory (a behavioral assessment I typically use to help people understand their behaviors). Marston viewed people behaving along two…

Who are you?

Seriously, who are you?  Have you thought about why you are they way you are?  Why do you do things a certain way? Why is it that you can connect so well with some people, and others can be so difficult? Spend a few…

Silencing the Narrator (Part 3)

We are in the home stretch…You can do it, you can make it through! The Narrator appears in various ways.  Various types of negative “self-talk” are easy to identify if you listen.  I have developed a habit of listening for other people’s narrator, and…

The Lost Generation?

I recently had the privilege of hearing Rebecca Ryan speak at a conference.  She started her talk with this video and it gave me hope, and I had to share it.  You can check out her work at her website. http://www.nextgenerationconsulting.com Rebecca if you ever…

Missed Opportunities…Missed Expectations

A few months ago, I was meeting with my team.  This is a team of very dedicated and amazing individuals who somehow are able to keep up with me, and my drive for results. On this occasion, the meeting was long and there was…

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