Dave Opton is one of my favorite bloggers. His posts cover a broad range of issues with the world of work, and they often spark ideas that help me. His recent post called The Lexus Syndrome contained a snippet of wisdom about how to achieve goals.
What is your Financial Intelligence Quotient? Every non-financial manager needs to understand the numbers generated by the accounting department, be aware of the assumptions and estimates accountants are making, and know how to use those numbers to improve the business.
In my last post, I described how the Gallup Organization measures employee engagement. Gallup's question 10 ("I have a best friend at work") is often troubling to people when they first encounter it. Many believe that friendships have no place at work, and can hurt business results. Gallup's research suggests just the opposite.
The Gallup Organization has been able to show strong correlations between employee engagement and business results. What is employee engagement, why should you care, how is it measured, and what can you do about it?
In my 31 July post I told how Mike gives me strength every day to insist on an injury-free workplace. In today's post I want to review the principles I follow in leading an organization toward safety.
(By the way, though my background is in industrial leadership, I believe these principles apply to all businesses - industrial, retail, service, home office - whatever. In every business there are risks to safety and health. And in no business is there good reason for anyone to get hurt.)