Recently, a lumber distributor, struggling to attract and keep qualified talent, asked how to get his employees more engaged and energized. His assessment was that they were not motivated, were not “giving it their all,” and his recent efforts to put in place a bonus incentive program had done littl
In ancient mythologies from around the world, it’s common to find gods and monsters bearing multiple heads, and such beings are depicted as formidable and difficult to defeat. It turns out the ancient people were not just creative; they had good business sense too.
Engagement and Retention of High Potential LeadersThis is a true story: In a meeting at a popular technology company, the CEO and his team had just completed their annual talent review of up-and-coming leaders within the company. Retention of top talent was a high priority, and the CEO gave an examp
Industry is talking, the lumber sector included, about the transportation capacity crunch. Everyone needs to move product from one location to the next; but with the driver shortage, there just aren’t enough trucks available to make everybody happy at the same time. Some businesses, though, may be
Imagine this. One of your top sales managers has asked to meet with you. You settle into your morning coffee, take a seat at your desk, and invite the sales manager into your office. Right away, you notice something off in his tone. And then it happens … he delivers his two-weeks’ notice.