Stop Waiting for Your Manager to Give You What You Need

“71% of Employees feel managers don’t spend enough time explaining goals and plans.” PDP Solutions When you don’t understand your company’s strategy, you’re missing information you need to succeed: Knowing where your company is going Understanding how your job fits into the strategy Getting clear on your important priorities and challenges Seeing how you can … Continued

Are Your Job Descriptions Working Hard Enough?

“When they understand their role in the business, 91% of Employees will work toward its success.” Bill Quirke The bad news is this plummets to 23% when employees don’t feel a connection. Poor—or nonexistent—job descriptions can be a missed opportunity or contribute to the problem. Not a “Necessary Evil” Job descriptions perform key functions: Supporting … Continued

Do Your Employees Know What You Want?

“90% of Performance Reviews are painful and ineffective.” Society for Human Resource Management Before you say, “It’s different here,” think about how you let people know what you expect. Performance Reviews that Underperform Too many companies rely on annual performance reviews to do the whole job. These can fall short for a few reasons. Often … Continued

Three Things You Can Do to Make Your Employees Happier

“65% Say – Respectful treatment of employees at all levels is the #1 contributor to employee satisfaction.” SHRM.org A 2016 survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) discovered that respect beat out compensation, benefits, job security and trust between employees and senior management/opportunities to use your skills and abilities at work. Here’s the … Continued

Managing Work and Family: It’s a Delicate Balance

“46% of working men and women reported that their job demands interfered with their family life”   Employees are spending more time at work today than ever before. This is having a devastating effect on families and communities. Work interferes with family more often than the other way around.1 We spend most of our day … Continued

The F Word for Bad Bosses

Effective Feedback can lead to happier employees “50% Who don’t feel valued by their boss plan to look for another job in the next year” (Source: OfficeVibe) Let’s talk about feedback. You don’t need to be a “bad boss” to shudder at the thought of giving negative feedback to an employee. Take a moment and … Continued

The Agility Shift

Statistic: Organizations that display agility generate 30% higher profits than non-agile companies. www.pamela-meyer.com  The Agility Shift  After attending the October 2015 Chicago SHRM full-day conference, I spent some time reflecting about one of the topics in particular, “agility”. One of my favorite speakers, Dr. Pamela Meyer, spoke about the importance of organizations and leaders becoming more … Continued

10 years!

HELLO LOYAL READERS AND NEW SUBSCRIBERS, 10 years! With gratitude, a humble heart and a decade of incredible clients—our business has been completely transformed. 2016 is not only welcoming our 10th year of business, but the relaunch of our monthly newsletter. We hope to inspire you and give you content that will allow you and … Continued

Are you like the world’s top 200 companies? We bet you are.

Recently I read in INC magazine that the world’s top 200 companies lose 10% of their annual profits to managing complexity. Not overcoming, but managing. This doesn’t surprise us here at Success Trek. It’s not just the top 200 companies that struggle with this. It is one of the most common reasons organizations turn to … Continued

Accountability or abuse of power?

Is it the lack of accountability or a leader’s self-assigned entitlement of power that disrupts a company business model? Opinions and criticisms are tweeted, posted, and rehashed at the speed of light on this topic. Despite the new layer of social transparency, the abuse of power seems to over shadow accountability more than ever. Great … Continued

Before you start making changes, find a champion!

For most of us, a new year comes with plans to make improvements in our life. It’s not just something individuals do. Often organizations and businesses see the New Year as a great time to introduce changes, new initiatives or rework plans that may have stalled. Regardless of what time of year it is, many … Continued