A Consistent Message: Spell It Out with a Story By Chris Ihrig Employee engagement is at troublingly low levels. For more than a decade engagement hovered around 30%. Then, in 2018, the Gallup Organization reported that engagement had dropped to 15%. To counteract low engagement, managers are encouraged to share the mission, vision, values, goals, [...]
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Maximum Impact Through Self-Awareness By Paul Perrin December 28th, 2018 Leadership and Self-Deception is a book that came out a few years back and I have had the privilege to read it just recently. I would recommend it to any leader. In fact, it’s one of our recommended “Leadership Reads” at Fired-Up Culture. Leadership and Self Deception [...]
Decreasing Team Drama By Chris Ihrig December 7th, 2018 Incivility among team members can sink a team as surely as a well-placed torpedo can sink an aircraft carrier. In The Price of Incivility, Harvard Business Review quantified the cost of workplace incivility summarized below. Incivility causes significant damage because it increases stress, leads to retaliation, [...]
A Team Strategy that Reduces Information Overload By Chris Ihrig December 6th, 2018 The world is increasingly complex. This complexity requires deeper expertise that can compromise the ability to keep up with peripheral knowledge. A new concept of teams helps overcome this limitation. Traditional teams didn’t encourage or facilitate communication with other teams. The old [...]
Remaining Secure By Chris Ihrig December 4th, 2018 Defining Yourself We have a definition of self. The first step is deciding if we will use the default definition other people trained into us or if we’ll consciously define ourself based on our deeply held values. Our values are often tied to our “Why.” The decision [...]
Define Yourself: Optimize Success By Chris Ihrig December 3rd, 2018 We’ve heard it many times, “Don’t let the opinions of others dictate how you see yourself.” But how can we ignore the opinions of others when we were trained to pay attention to how they see us? At first we were small and dependent so [...]
Engaged Employees Drive Customer Satisfaction By Chris Ihrig December 2nd, 2018 Employee attitudes towards their job are correlated to customer satisfaction and appear to be causative. In other words, the more satisfied employees are, the happier customers are about their experience. How much difference does employee engagement make in customer satisfaction? One study indicates [...]
Create an Ethical Team: Define your Team's Essence By Chris Ihrig December 1st, 2018 The way you define your team influences the team’s culture. Do you consider the ethical implications when you define your team? Does it matter? What is the essence of your team? Does the peer pressure within your team push for honesty [...]
Getting to WHY: Igniting the Purpose of Your Organization By Chris Ihrig November 30th, 2018 Well-defined mission statements create a rallying point for a team. The process of reaching collective agreement about the identity of the team can take some time in the early stages but it prevents missteps and miscommunications later on. Undefined [...]
Breakthrough Results: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement By Chris Ihrig December 10th, 2018 Everything moves faster in today’s world. There is no time to rest on our laurels and enjoy the success we achieved yesterday. Today is a new day with new challenges. Just the idea of continuous improvement can feel exhausting. Competing [...]