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Posts Tagged ‘Outcomes Not Activity’

[ 3 Ways That Your Actions Today Will Shape Your Company’s Legacy ]

October 16th, 2017

When Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, spoke about the legacy he wanted to leave, he certainly didn’t follow suit with Steve Jobs. In the authorized biography he penned, Walter Isaacson explained how Jobs, led by ego and ambition, set out to build a legacy that would leave people in awe. Conversely, as Cook recently told […]

[ A Critical Leadership Skill: Managing a Remote Workforce ]

September 27th, 2017

The 9-to-5 workweek in the office is quickly becoming obsolete. Remote workers are more common, but some companies aren’t embracing the trend. Early in 2017, IBM announced that all remote workers would now have to work in one of its six main offices around the United States. Any employee who refused would be terminated, and […]

[ 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 […]

[ Workplace Culture: A Philosophy, Not a Checklist ]

August 5th, 2014

How do you determine your company’s workplace culture? If you approach it as another chore to cross off your to-do list, you may not be setting your business up for success. Developing a positive workplace environment can’t necessarily be broken down into items you check off and forget about.  Instead, by focusing on high performance […]