Cohesion

Building a Cohesion Culture Leads to a “Best Places to Work”

At South Carolina Federal Credit Union, the HR voice is strong. It has a seat at the management table right along with Finance, Retail Sales, Lending, Marketing, Operations, Audit, and Information Technology.  Sharing the Vision The strategies from all of our business units are reflected in the corporate business plan, which is available for our …

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Three Leadership Essentials to Retain Your Top Talent

We all know there are foundational grammar rules such as “I” before “E” except after “C.” But when it comes to cohesion, there is a basic rule that involves the letters “I,” “M,” and “E.”  When leaders use this rule, it directly impacts the organization’s culture. In order to understand how this rule applies, first, …

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How to Grow Employees: HR Strategies & Practices That Work

On a trip to the Philippines, I learned how cacao trees are planted. Until it is about nine months old and begins to produce the very first part of a tree, a seedling is nurtured. To ensure that it produces rich chocolate, as soon as the lush, green leaves appear, they are snipped. What’s left …

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A Cohesion Culture™Snacks on Strategy All Day Long

Peter Drucker first coined the phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Mark Fields, President at Ford, made it famous by adding to the saying: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so do not leave it unattended.” It is my turn to embellish the statement and assert: “A Cohesion Culture™ snacks on strategy and …

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Generational Perspective: Three Marketplace Characteristics Leaders Should Know

For the first time in history, the workforce includes five generations. Gen Y is increasingly powerful at a count of 80 million. The next largest group is the Baby Boomers at 75 million, and the generation in between, Gen X, is about 45 million. Traditionalists and Gen Z bookend these generations.  Leaders want to take …

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How a Cohesion Culture™ Makes You a Victor of Your Future

The difference between being a victor or victim of one’s future depends largely on how someone thinks about change and their ability to respond with an agile way of thinking. When people are stuck in the past, they likely see themselves as victims of circumstances. Victors, on the other hand, claim a level of success …

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Employee Engagement is Not Enough: Three Simple Ways to Gut Check for Cohesion

Most HR publications and educational conference agendas are packed with commentary about the importance of employee engagement. The disconnect is when organizational leaders think engagement is simply a form of commitment. Fostering engagement—which includes employees being committed to successful results of the company—requires creating an environment where teamwork thrives and value abounds. This type of …

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Calling Off the Engagement: Why Engagement Is Out and Cohesion Is In

“Engagement” is the most commonly misused term in current management circles.  More often, unsuspecting organizational leaders do not even know this is happening. Unfortunately, a myopic focus on engagement as the solution to employee retention has actually lulled employers into misguided thinking. Whether intentional or not, employers have been led to believe if they describe …

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