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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We are excited to introduce you to a new approach to measuring and managing employee engagement called Reality-Based Engagement.  

Employee engagement surveys haven't been living up to their promise of driving company results.  Traditional surveys ignore the reality that the true driver of engagement and results is personal accountability.  Our Reality-CheckTM Survey is where accountability and engagement connect.  If you are interested in exploring a powerful new approach to engagement that will truly drive…

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Posted by Bulletproof Talent on 01/31 at 08:42 AM
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The Accountability Contagion

Thursday, January 26, 2012

By Jason

I'm worried about us as a collective group of human beings.  We seem to be very on edge and out of sorts.  We don't want to offend and yet we are easily offended.  We desire real conversation, and yet, we avoid conflict because it's uncomfortable.  We desire to have all that we want (big TV's, fancy houses, snazzy cars) and yet we resent the risks and trade-offs it takes to create that kind of wealth. …

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Posted by Bulletproof Talent on 01/26 at 04:36 PM
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Check Your Opinions at the Door

By Cy

In making the decision to become a leader or manager, most up-and-comers are not motivated by altruistic ideas such as leaving a legacy, developing others, bettering the organization or even serving customers.  Nope, let’s be frank. Most of us go into leadership to move up the ladder and for an increase in compensation, a private office, a parking spot, and finally, some power. Bottom line: We are looking for more luxury, not less.

The…

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Posted by Bulletproof Talent on 01/26 at 04:33 PM
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Stop Bubble Wrapping Employees

By Jason

Wow have we screwed up the practice of management within our organizations.  I'm not sure when it happened or how it happened, but along the way we decided that our job as managers was to increase the comfort of our employees and to take away any discomfort they may feel in their jobs.

On the surface, you think it sounds like a good idea or even that employees want us to do this, but…

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Posted by Bulletproof Talent on 01/26 at 04:30 PM
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Please Kill the Open Door Policy, the Drama Is Killing Us

By Cy

As I work with leaders to ditch the drama and turn excuses into results, I am shocked to see the number of leaders who still tout an open door policy! I feel the urge to apologize on behalf of all of us who have ever suggested that an open door policy would lead to results--we lied, we had no research to support this notion, it just sounded good, and we are so sorry! Now please…

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Posted by Bulletproof Talent on 01/26 at 04:20 PM
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