Archive for October, 2009
Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Paladin and Associates clients share how they grow employee loyalty by:
A) Aligning career growth with company goals.
B) Designing work with variety and autonomy.
C) Focusing on relationships.
D) Highlighting the link between employees’ values and the company’s mission.
E) Hire quality personnel.
The best kind of loyalty comes when both parties are benefiting. We recommend assessment tools and career [...]
Friday, October 30th, 2009
These days, your best workers are likely to show more loyalty to their careers than the company. That’s a polite way of saying that your employees are more concerned about themselves than the company where they work. What CEOs need in order to avoid frustration over loyalty is a new view of loyalty and its [...]
Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Failure in corporate governance is a real threat to the future of every corporation. Corporate governance as a business ethics issue is a hundred times more powerful than the internet or globalisation and can destroy your business in a week. To make matters worse, standards of corporate governance are changing rapidly in response to random [...]
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
Stay ahead of your rivals
The current slowdown in consumer spending mean it’s more important that ever to defend your market position and maintain your competitive edge.
1. Know the competition. Find out who your competitors are, what they are offering and what their unique selling point (USP) is. This will identify the areas you need to [...]
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
I was attending a conference on social investing in Boston this spring when a spirited debate erupted over lunch. It was about what constitutes a socially responsible business, not a topic expected to get ones blood boiling. But this day, the discourse was particularly fierce, probably because the sub-text of the debate was about integrity, [...]
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
Just about everyone wants to do great work, look good in the eyes of their boss, and earn the respect of their peers. In my 15-year career I’ve worked at a large number of different companies and held a wide variety of positions. I’ve seen how this works from every angle, so I thought I’d [...]
Friday, October 16th, 2009
My local car wash does a neat thing: It offers a free wash every tenth time I bring my car in. And unlike the previous owner (who made the same offer but required that I bring in a punch card each time), these guys track my progress for me, by keying in my license plate [...]
Monday, October 12th, 2009
June 5, 2007 - Edmonton - Lisa Bourque-Bearskin earns her master’s degree in nursing today, marking yet another remarkable turn in a remarkable journey. Born of Cree and Métis decent, and having felt the sting of discrimination in the health care system, Bourque-Bearskin’s capstone project fittingly deals with recruiting more aboriginal students into nursing.
Bourque-Bearskin’s own [...]
Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Some of you will know I’m excited by what technology is doing for the world of retail. Of course, most people know about the rise of web-based retailers, or e-tailers. In some cases they have become defining icons of the internet age.
But this month I’d rather talk about what ebusiness in general is doing for [...]
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
You know your job. You’re ambitious. Your company is growing. Your prospects look very good indeed.
Don’t kid yourself.
Most people do their work well. They too are conscientious, competent, cooperative. In the world of business, being good at what you do is frequently not enough to make you stand out from the crowd. To be appreciated [...]