Organizational Leadership

Drones Are Coming. Here’s How to Be Ready

A new employee may be joining your workplace soon – the drone pilot. “Pilot” may seem like a grandiose name for someone who operates a gadget the size of a toaster, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) considers them pilots…

HR Roundtable: Making Values Real

Steve was particularly excited about the October Cincinnati HR Roundtable because the topic was trying to take a look at how companies can get company values off of plaques on a wall and into the hearts of employees. To get…

How to Improve the ROI of Your Staff Meetings

Ray, our COO many years ago, used to start meetings with 10-15 minutes of chit-chat. While his intention was to promote socializing, the effect was late-arrivers, difficulty in focusing at the start of serious discussion, and low energy throughout the…

We Should All Celebrate a Touchdown

At one time in the NFL, excessive touchdown celebrations on the field were frowned upon by the league and penalized as unsportsmanlike conduct. Nonetheless several players and teams routinely defied this practice, creating their own celebration rituals like the Ickey Shuffle,…

4 Diverse Work Styles and 3 Ways to Manage Them

Are you satisfied with the performance of your team? Are they producing the right results individually and collectively? Every day, I interact with senior executives struggling to tackle a variety of business challenges, dissatisfied with their own answers to these…