What Does Dignity Have to Do With Leadership? thumbnail

In studies of what employees want from an organization, being treated with dignity and respect always ranks higher than money.  What does this really mean? If dignity is so important, leaders better understand it. The word dignity is one of those that I’m never quite sure of it’s definition but know how it feels when my own takes a hit.  The dictionary definition of dignity is the state or…

If You Don’t Measure People Development, it Doesn’t Exist thumbnail

We measure all sorts of things.  Quality, Profit, Safety, Engagement, Retention, Turnover are measured and those are all things that matter.  If a red flag is raised on any one of these, depending on the nature of your organization, you go into action quickly and take steps to correct it. One item that rarely makes it to the list is people development.  If your organization expects to sustain and also…


January usually brings with it kick-off meetings and team get-togethers to set priorities for the year ahead and lay out a plan. You have important things to say and some of them are to address things that didn’t work so well last year or areas that must change if the team and/or organization will take the next step. These might be difficult things for some to hear. These meetings will set a tone for…


While supporting the growth of individuals on your team is part of your job, it is often lowered on the list of to-dos because of the time and money many leaders believe is required to do it well. This is especially true in smaller organizations where there isn’t a talent management group and where most dollars are needed to sustain and grow the business. For those who take the development of their…

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