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Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

[ Keys To Hiring High-Performing Frontline Leaders ]

October 9th, 2017

Manufacturing lives and dies by the numbers. Measurable data that tells you whether you have met production goals or are running at full capacity is an essential part of improving operations and safety at any well-run company. But leadership skills are what companies really need to grow and innovate. Yet many frontline leaders (FLLs) don’t […]

[ The High Price of Overly Prescriptive HR Policies ]

September 15th, 2017

Recently, one of my colleagues left our firm to make significantly more money at another company. We wanted to keep her, but the commission-based salary offered by the other company was more than we could match. She hadn’t realized how long her new commute would be during rush hour, however, and after three days of […]

[ Resolve to Lead Differently ]

January 10th, 2017

At this time of year, many of us make New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle, break bad habits or to develop better relationships. These are important changes to be sure, but with one third (or more) of our time invested at the office, what about resolving to be a better leader? As Baby […]

[ 2,000 Alumni Leaders Trained! ]

October 4th, 2016

HPWP Consulting LLC, a leading driver of organization culture change, is celebrating the 2,000th participant in our signature High Performance Leadership Workshop! Training the 2,000th leader took place during the High Performance Leadership Workshop held at the Knight Transportation corporate headquarters in Phoenix, AZ. The packed class of leaders were challenged to use non-traditional culture change […]

[ Judging by Their Treatment, Machines Are More Important Than People ]

June 20th, 2016

During the 30 years my consulting agency has worked with organizations to create high-performance work cultures, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend that isn’t confined to the field of engineering, manufacturing, or any other particular industry; it holds true in factories, offices, and other modern workplaces. While the details may vary, the overall situation is the […]

[ Want To Empower Employees? Take A Vacation ]

March 2nd, 2016

As a small business executive, you’re working harder than ever to compete with larger organizations, keep your margins high, and maximize your productivity. With more than 50 percent of the working population employed by small businesses, it’s no wonder you’re working so hard. Countless studies, common sense, and your mother agree that taking a well-deserved […]

[ Are You Really Engaging Your People? ]

October 12th, 2015

People Crave Involvement One characteristic of a highly performing workplace is a culture in which employees are very engaged, involved and empowered. The basic premise is that people should be involved in every decision that affects them. In fact, various business research books have studied the topic at length and have concluded that most people […]

[ Are You Ready for Summer… Policies? ]

July 16th, 2015

Ah, summer. Are you ready for picnics, warm weather and a slower pace? And have you read the new dress code policy from Human Resources? “Now that summer weather is upon us, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of our summer dress code. Please be advised that the following are not allowed […]

[ Liberating the Walking Dead at Work ]

May 28th, 2015

A focus on tasks causes employees to feel expendable and not respected for their contributions. It zaps employee morale and kills your business by creating drone employees who do just what’s asked, who don’t innovate or show up with passion. Employees react by checking their brain at the door, waiting for orders, and doing the […]

[ Zombie Employees Are Killing Your Business, And You’re Creating Them ]

May 19th, 2015

If going to work feels like walking onto the set of “The Walking Dead,” leadership might be the cause of your office’s zombie apocalypse. Emphasizing the tasks you need employees to complete — instead of the end goals — can produce that effect. Traditional leaders are trained to be task-oriented, but this approach sucks the […]

[ Talent Management on Manufacturing Revival Radio ]

August 22nd, 2014

This special edition of Manufacturing Revival Radio focuses on what could be the most critical issue to competitive advantage – Front Line Leadership.  Sue Bingham, Founder and Principal of HPWP Consulting joins a panel with extensive expertise as they take a deep dive into this vital subject. A critical data point uncovered during the discussion: Typically, […]

[ An Interview With Sue Bingham, “Remember To Practice What You Preach” ]

June 6th, 2014

How successful is your workplace? You might be able to point to key metrics that illustrate monetary growth, but how successful are you in creating an environment that is fulfilling and challenging for everyone involved? By focusing on leadership development and commonsense systems, HPWP Consulting strives to make that enriching atmosphere a reality. Changing a company’s […]

[ Admiring a Fearless Frontline Leader ]

May 16th, 2014

It takes courage to be a frontline leader these days. With pressure for performance from above and daily challenges from a workforce they may or may not have hired, the job of a frontline leader is tough. Of all the positions in an organization, the frontline leader has the unique opportunity to influence the largest […]

[ 1975 Called: They want their leaders back! ]

July 20th, 2013

Can you recall the leader who changed your life? Wait a minute. I don’t mean the inspirational genius with a vision for the future. I mean the jerk who demonstrated all the leadership traits that you didn’t want to emulate. For me, it was when I was given my first shot at Plant Manager. Our […]

[ Don’t “Pizzazzle” Your Employees By Ed Robinson, President, HPWP Consulting ]

June 10th, 2013

Manufacturers are facing more challenges than ever before. Ed Robinson reveals the secret that will positively increase every metric in your organization.