From the Top
The end of this month marks the half-way point for 2010. No more "maybe we'll get around to it." If you haven't started - and made substantial progress - on some significant component of operational or functional strategy, you likely are "behind the 8-ball" for this year.
How about you personally? Have you made the progress you hoped to make so far this year? Are you meeting/exceeding your own objectives?
I've sad 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.
- If need be, even reconsider the person charged with that goal.
- Reconsider. Then refocus, re-emphasize, and press on.
This is the best 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.
Triangle Performance LLC's 2010 Survey of Senior Leadership begins now! You should also receive the survey link in a later email, around mid-month. This will be our third such survey; the participant rate continues to grow, as does the validity of the data presented. Click here to take the survey.
Many thanks in advance to all have participated so far, and please do take the time to complete it when you receive the email later in June. It only takes a few minutes. If you're interested, you can click here to see the results from the 2009 Survey of Senior Leadership.
Current efforts in my world include new and existing client efforts in coaching leadership development, compensation planning, and continued efforts around strategic and operational planning. New clients in Energy and Power Transmission here in the Gulf Coast and Mid-Atlantic.
Some newsworthy mentions:
Repeat mention: 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.
The following is a date change - thanks to a reader who let me know that I was using the incorrect dates for the SHRM conference...
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! Letters From the Field #1 - Why don't we develop leaders??,
HR2 -- Human Resources Returns (as in ROI)..., and
New! Letters From the Field #2 - KITA is dead; long live KITA.
...and don't forget to check out my blog;some interesting (I think) posts on the oldest profession, and working smarter or harderÉ 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