From a business perspective, what is the most important focus you have? Shareholder returns? Profitability? Employee engagement and retention? Investor relationships? I would say that, while all these are important, none are as important as a Value Focus. “Companies that solely focus on competition will ultimately die. Those that focus on value creation will thrive.” – Edward de Bono At the end of the day, customers purchase your products and services because of the [...]
About Josh CombestJosh is a Senior Consultant with MCG Partners. He provides advisory and consulting services, delivers customized training programs, and assists our PI® clients with talent management, selection, onboarding, team building, management effectiveness and performance management needs. Joshua brings over a decade of customer service and human resource expertise including creative problem solving, talent acquisition, on-boarding, training, and process creation.
I’m a millennial, however, I don’t speak for all millennials. As we all know, each individual, regardless of the year they were born, is still an individual. There is not one pattern of traits that matches every single person born within a specific range of years. Reminding ourselves of this helps to remove the boxes we put people in and the labels we apply to each other. Millennials are lazy and disloyal – FICTION [...]
This season, give your employees the gift of developed leaders. Give the gift of developing their potential to grow into key performers within your organization. Leadership development doesn’t happen by chance. This must be a deliberate focus by an organization. It takes time, it takes effort, and it takes an investment. However, the research and studies support the massive ROI on effective leadership development strategies implemented in all types of organizations. 1. Identify the key [...]
The workplace today is full of a variety of personalities. Whether you work in a traditional office environment, retail or even remotely, we are surrounded by people who have vastly different behaviors. These characteristics stem from an array of factors that include our environments and even generational tendencies. Personalities are a very big part of you we are, but there are other aspects of us as well – our health, intelligence, education, how we were [...]
If you’re a football fan, like me, it’s an exciting time of year. Seasoned veterans are on the open market, young college talent is working hard to impress coaches for the upcoming draft, GM’s and coaches are putting in massive amounts of time to analyze and critique who they have, who they need, and what the competition will be doing. NFL teams alone spend over $75million a year just in the scouting process! Every sport [...]
We’ve all seen bad behavior in the workplace. At times, we are even the ones at fault. Some studies indicate that 30-40% of a manager’s time is devoted to dealing with bad behaviors in the workplace! As we spend so much time on this problem, how prepared are we for appropriate responses to these behaviors? What is the danger of leaving them unresolved? Do we recognize what constitutes different kinds of bad behavior and [...]