Month: October 2015

How to keep your best people? Pay them fairly

We’re underway in an ongoing series on how to keep your best people from walking out the door and over to your competition. So far I’ve talked about giving sincere praise often and buffering your staff from bureaucracy. Today I want to get to a much more practical topic – money. If you want to […]

How to keep your best people? Buffer them from bureaucracy

Last week I started a short series on how to keep your best people from jumping ship to the competition. My first suggestion: give sincere praise, often. Today’s post is another practical (and very effective) idea – buffer them from bureaucracy. Reduce perceived bureaucracy. As much as you can, cut out the red tape. Research […]

How to keep your best people? Give sincere praise, often

How do I keep my best people from walking out the door? This question comes up quite often in my practice from leaders in client organizations, particularly when the economy is on the upswing. Despite the current economic climate in which the prevailing point of view is that many countries, industries and sectors are currently […]

Leadership training events in Edmonton at the end of this month

Last month, I blogged about how excited I am to be partnering with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta (CPA Alberta) to deliver a series of “open enrollment” full-day leadership training programs in Edmonton and Calgary from now until March 2016. Well, the first three events are coming up at the end of the month! […]

Maintaining your composure – do you react or respond?

I have blogged many times about how important maintaining your composure is for you as a leader, even in trying situations. Doing math, managing your actions, and identifying main triggers have been suggestions I’ve made in the past. Lately, this issue came to the top of my mind again. During a recent trip to Hong […]