Dear Cleveland @Browns owner, Jimmy Haslam – how will the #Browns make the Superbowl?

Dear Jimmy Haslam:

First – I am not a disgruntled fan from Cleveland. I’m a Philly sports fan.  Which, by default, makes me disgruntled – period –  by some standards.  

Yes, I’m a sports fan. I’m also a change agent.  I help organizations with change management  and strategy for a living.  So I know a thing or two […]

10 Things YOU Do That Sabotage Successful Change

Do you know what one of the biggest obstacles is to managing and implementing successful change within your organization?
You.  
Yes, I’m talking to you. One of the people in charge.  The leader. The “Sponsor” or “Champion.”

Organization change is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it has to be painful or costly.  The fact is…change is […]

Hey @Marriott – 7 Things to Learn From @United Merger Mistakes. #MarriottStarwood

Hey @Marriott,

Congratulations – you’re about to become the world’s largest hotel company.  But did you know that 83% of mergers and acquisitions have failed to boost shareholder returns – according to a KPMG study?

Recently United Continental Holding’s CEO – a month before he suffered a heart attack – apologized for the handling of the merger between […]

#Leaders – How to Stop Perpetuating a Toxic #Culture

Negative leaders can mean negative culture…don’t be like Eeyore!

Is your work culture negative, depressing, and gloomy? Have you had the feeling others may feel that way? If you’re a leader within your organization – look no further than the closest mirror.  Because you could be perpetuating a toxic culture.

I call it the Eeyore affect. I’ve […]

By |November 11th, 2015|Culture, Leadership|0 Comments

7 Factors That Make or Break #Mergers & #Acquisitions

This week Oscar Munoz, United Continental Holdings’ new CEO, will meet with labor leaders to reach new deals with the airlines’ flight attendants and mechanics – given they’re still under agreements set by the airlines predecessors.  This summit will take place 5-years after the merger between United and Continental Airlines.

Yes…5-years after the merger of 2 […]

Why are 65% of Employees Actively Looking for a New Job?

That is not a typo.

We asked our customers and our readers 3 questions:

Do you hate your job?
If so – why?
And are you looking for a new job?

65% of respondents said they were actively looking for a new job.  
The average cost to replace each employee is 1.5 times their annual salary.  Take 65% of your […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Communication, Culture, Leadership, Retention, Strategy|0 Comments

#workwoes 9-9-15: which presidential candidate is best leader, Q4 is approaching, & how can a team bounce back after failure

By |September 9th, 2015|#Workwoes, Leadership, Strategy, Team Performance|0 Comments

What #HillaryClinton Can (and shouldn’t) Teach You About #Communication

Full disclosure – there is absolutely no political agenda here.  This is not about the right vs the left or which candidate is best – it’s about communication.  

Or lack thereof in this case…

Every day on the news you hear the words “emails” and “private servers” when associated with Hillary Clinton.  The reason why you’re […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Communication, Leadership|0 Comments

How High Leadership Turnover Can Kill (And How to Prevent it)

A few months ago Amtrak faced the worst train accident to ever hit the northeast corridor. Though still under NTSB investigation – it is likely that no one single issue caused the crash. It was a sequence of events that lead to the Amtrak disaster – and not all of them occurred onboard the train […]

By |July 16th, 2015|Engagement, Leadership, Retention|0 Comments

Are You a #Workplace #Superhero?

When someone thinks of a superhero – they typically think of capes and super human powers. But by definition – it also refers to an exceptionally skillful or successful person.

Ok – so you may not go to work wearing a cape. However – you are up against changes and challenges every single day. You are […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Communication, Leadership, Organizational Change, Strategy|0 Comments