From the Top
We're almost half-way through Q2 2010. Talk about a year flying by... seems 2010 is destined to be one of those "blur" years.
That's ok, of course, as long as our own vision isn't a "blur." It needs to be crystal clear. In these times of recovery and economic "ramp-up," our vision must chart a course that has little ambiguity. Now's not the time to guess wrong...
I've said this before and it bears repeating at this stage... you should be seeing measurable progress towards your strategic, operational, and functional goals and objectives. If not, then reconsider. Reconsider the goal or objective. Reconsider the path toward accomplishing that goal. And if need be, even reconsider the person charged with that goal.
Reconsider. Then refocus, re-emphasize, and press on.
This is still a perfect time to review compensation and related incentive plans, making sure they're doing what they are supposed to do. The law of unintended consequences frequently rears its head in these things. Call me if I can help.
Current efforts in my world include new and existing client efforts in leadership & executive development, compensation planning, and continued efforts around strategic and operational planning. New clients in Energy and Financial Services, here in the Gulf Coast, in California, and the East Coast.
Some newsworthy mentions:
Repeat from last month: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) was recently ranked the most admired company in the food production industry for the second year in a row by Fortune magazine. ADM (Cedar Rapids) has been a Triangle Performance client for several years; they are a dedicated group of really good, hardworking people -- congrats to them for continuing their successful efforts!
The Houston Business Journal featured my firm (and a large, multi-year client) for an article on team-centric executive development. Appeared on page 5B of the April 24th print edition of the HBJ.
I've been selected as a featured speaker at the 2010 Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) national conference in San Diego, July 23. It's billed as a MEGA SESSION, and is titled: HR Leadership is Easy... Until it Isn't; Successful HR Leadership In Challenging Times.
Speaking of speaking... I've presented several times recently on one of my favorite topics: Sit Down, Shut Up, and Color! Breaking through employee entitlement...
I've been invited to speak at the 2010 NRECA HR Conference in San Antonio this summer, where I'll present on strategic Human Resources and its levers on successful business today.
If you have a corporate or association event, I'd certainly enjoy speaking to your group. You can see more information regarding topics and details on my website.
Further, feel free to download and read a few articles that may be relevant today:
New! Strategic Planning -- Organizational necessity or consulting bunk??,
New! HR2 -- Human Resources Returns (as in ROI)..., and
New! Change is Cumulative -- Don't give up when you're winning, and
Compensation Drives Business Success -- You're going to spend it anyway, may as well get something for it...
...and don't forget to check out my blog; some interesting (I think) posts on working smarter vs. harder (does it matter??), and the boneheads at the TSA strike again... please comment, complain, or scream at me if you agree, disagree, or just want your opinion read, seen, and heard.
If you'd like to know how I can assist you, your organization, or a colleague of yours, please fill out this form and I'll send you some specific information, articles, engagement results, and so forth.
As always, I hope this finds you well, personally and professionally; please give me a call if I can ever help in any way, and feel free to forward this to anyone you feel may be interested. (Really!) I appreciate your referrals.
D. Kevin Berchelmann
Triangle Performance, LLC