Cindy McNichol

5
Sep

Values in Action

Organizations often embark upon a journey of value definitions with very good intentions. All eyes are focused on the destination – a list of value words or phrases that are framed, put on websites or included in email signature lines. Too often we see the work and effort fade away once they’ve moved on to the next ‘must have’ item

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13
Apr

Is Management Engagement Different than Employee Engagement?

Interesting question. At first blush, many of you would say no. And for the most part, you would be correct. Engaging employees at every level and every area of the company is what engagement is all about. However, the opportunity exists for organizations to go one step further and maximize middle managers as the conduit for nurturing employee engagement. Middle managers

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11
Oct

The Recognition, Engagement and Culture Connection

We’ve long known that the way to impact or change culture is to change those actions and behaviours that will result in a more favourable culture. Many leadership teams have, in earnest, focused on culture change versus focusing on critical components of the work environment that will result in the desired culture. While there are many elements that contribute to

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30
Oct

Communicating Your Vision With Power

Sounds easy, but we can take for granted the impact and potential that frequent and targeted communication can have within organizations. A strong vision provides a sense of purpose for employees, a reason to go the extra mile, to go beyond expectations and really drive for results. Clarity on how the organization will embrace the future, what will change and

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10
Sep

Taking the Pain Out Of Strategy Execution

In a recent blog we highlighted what we consistently see as the top 5 pitfalls in executing strategy. The fix may be easy but not without the right amount of attention and focus. The following outlines what needs to happen to ensure success. Communicate strategic initiatives and goals through the entire organization: At every opportunity help employees see how they

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28
Jul

Avoiding Pitfalls of Strategy Execution

In recent surveys it was noted that only 5% of organizational workforces understand strategy. Alarming? Perhaps. It is certainly worthy of further discussion. We might think that if it’s the 5% at the top of the organization then maybe it’s OK. However, senior leaders who understand strategy execution know better.   If you are serious about rallying the organization around strategy there

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29
Jan

Talent Management – Un-cluttering the Noise

There is so much noise in the marketplace around talent management – what it entails, how to implement, how to track, what to do with the information and what approach is most effective. So what do we really need? There are 3 key areas of focus required to ensure successful talent management: Organization Knowledge Management Strength and Courage Effective Processes

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