From the Top
Q1 2011 is done. How are we doing? 25% complete with all major goals, objectives, or initiatives? If so, great -- if not, why not? Be careful that you don't allow back-loading of objectives so significant that you can't recover.
Do we plan for this? Do we really set our sights on the future, envisioning where we could go, making our own direction, and executing a plan to get us there? Hopefully, yes. If not, we should be. And for those chronic procrastinators (see you at next month's meeting), yes, you can start planning now.
You needn't beat yourself up because you didn't do it last year, or wait for year-end, mid-year, the magical-sounding "start of Qx," or any other logical-yet-poor excuse for deferment.
Plan now. 'Later' is infinitely closer than you think...
Freebie Alert... I'm working on my remaining 2011 pro-bono plan as we speak. This is a major part of my consulting practice, and of my personal life. Please contact me if you know of a worthy, charitable not-for-profit that could use some help with leadership, strategy, coaching, or related challenges. I generally select two organizations for the year. Local to Texas is probably best (to avoid travel hassles and expenses), but not essential. And I really do mean pro bono.
If I can help you with your planning -- strategic or operational -- or you feel your leaders' skills may need improving, or your comp plans need tuning, don't hesitate to call. Or email. Or Skype. Or Tweet. Or... never mind, you get the idea...
Triangle Performance LLC's 2011 Survey of Senior Leadership is still open! You should have also received the survey link in a later email last month. This will be our fifth annual survey; the participant rate continues to grow, as does the validity of the data presented. Click here to take the survey.
Results available in about two weeks.
Many thanks in advance to all have participated so far, and please do take the time to complete it if you haven't. It only takes a few minutes. If you're interested, you can click here to see the results from last year: 2010 Survey of Senior Leadership.
Who are you, really?? Take a complimentary assessment. Find out more about candidates; create a benchmark for skills in your organization, and use as templates for coaching efforts. The final report, 8 to 18 pages long, describes character and talent traits along with what you may expect from the "applicant." The report can help you make the right decisions regarding fit and compatibility, where you will need to offer direction and training. Are they a born leader? A supporter? A networker? With a simple analysis you can discover if they are right for your company (or position) and compatible with their department.
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My recent client efforts include executive and management coaching, executive and staff compensation planning, and numerous facilitated sessions on various topics of leadership development, team skills, management, employee engagement, trust, and more...
Some newsworthy mentions:
The Houston Chronicle interviewed me for a business-section article on Planning and Goal-Setting (quite apropos given my comments above), and you can read that article here. Wooty "dissed" me about my foreign-language goal, but she was fun to talk to nonetheless...
Monster.com interviewed me for an article on Compensation, specifically asking for expert input on 2011 pay increases, longer term trends, pay-for-performance, and google's ridiculous 10% across-the-board increase. You can read that here.
The Houston Business Journal featured my firm (and a large, multi-year client) for an article on team-centric executive development.
He speaks... (apparently I have a message that resonates with some... who knew??).
I delivered the keynote address to the American Society of Safety Engineer's (ASSE) East Texas Safety Expo (that's a mouthful!).
I also delivered the keynote and a workshop to the Louisville Society for Human Resources Management; a great group, and the participation and inputs from the workshop indicate there are some sharp people in that chapter. Thanks for having me. FYI to other HR groups - my keynote and workshop are both approved through HRCI; the workshop was good for 2.5 hours of strategic credit.
I'll be delivering the keynote at ASSE's South Texas meeting in San Antonio, Texas in early May.
Speaking of speaking... I continue to present three favorite topics:
Sit Down, Shut Up, and Color!
Breaking through employee entitlement...
Leadership is Easy... until it isn't.
Successful leadership in challenging times...
Leading the business without driving the bus
Backseat Driving: (Specific to Human Resources)
Leading the business from HR
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:
Needing Mo' Leaders... The "make" or "buy" decision...
7 Steps to Effective Incentive Compensation -- Here… eat the damned carrot!!
Check me out on Twitter.
Check out my blog -- But that's just me...
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