cohesion culture

Is It Okay to Honk Your Own Horn?

During a recent leadership workshop abroad, a young participant asked, “is it okay to tell others the good things I do?” In my response, I deferred to the sage advice from my Grandma Goldie: “If you don’t honk your own horn, don’t expect someone else to do it for you. Just don’t lay on it.” …

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Leadership, Music and Dance: Three Dances of a Cohesion Culture™

With every day that passes, we should celebrate all that it means to be alive and what it means to be part of something bigger than ourselves. Leadership is the ability to motivate, influence, and enable others to achieve success. Some leaders inspire music, others drown it out. Leaders that drive cohesion not only hear …

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Mentoring & Talent Retention: You Can’t Have One Without The Other

With 63% of today’s newly-hired workforce looking for their next advancement, organizational leaders must not overlook the value of developing recruits and offering them a path to future success. This is one of the most extreme pain points for leaders and why focusing on talent retention is key to successful outcomes. As leaders develop talent, …

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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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“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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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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