Culture

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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“C” How “Suite” Retention Can Be

As a 20+ year veteran of the C-Suite, I’m still surprised at how most leadership and HR teams place in an inordinate amount of time, energy, and resources on talent acquisition with minimal emphasis on talent retention. The cycle of onboarding new employees always seems identical: Reel in new employees, get them pumped up during …

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Louise Herring and the Impact of Emotional Intelligence

In the nearly 14 years since I started at South Carolina Federal Credit Union, we have stayed the course to be an “Employer of Choice.” We want our employees to feel special about working at this organization. And to do so, our HR Strategies & Practices center on becoming a Best Places to Work. Why? …

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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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Four Strategies for Unifying Your Employees & Creating a Culture of Cohesion

It’s not your Grandpa’s global anymore Gone are the days where employees feel an overall sense of achievement by simply holding down a job. Today’s workforce wants to express themselves through an entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative teamwork, purpose and drive, and social connectivity. Also, management can no longer expect employees to wait patiently in the wings …

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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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