From the Top
We're headed toward the end of Q2. This year - like all years, it seems - is rocketing by. Nearly halfway through 2011, are you halfway through your key plans, objectives, and targets for the year? If so, great! If not, why not?
Hope is a wonderful thing to hold on to for birthday gifts, sporting events, and lottery tickets. It does, however, make a really lousy business strategy.
Don't get caught later in the year with not enough
minutes on the clock; in the immortal words of
Larry the Cable Guy... Git 'r done!
Repeat 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 you feel your leaders' skills may need improving, your leadership teams could be more effective, or your performance-based comp plans need tuning, don't hesitate to call. Or email. Or Skype. Or Tweet. Or smoke signal. Or... never mind, you get the idea...
Triangle Performance LLC's 2011 Survey of Senior Leadership is finally available, and with almost 30% more respondents than last year, a rousing success (and quite enlightening)!
I did want to briefly highlight some of the survey key findings. For example...
- Revenue/Earnings Enhancement and Management/Leadership Performance continue to be the top 2 "big deals."
- Clear Vision & Strategy are more important this year than in 2010 (or, for that matter, since we began surveying).
- Workplace Safety & Environmental Compliance made it into the Top 5 for the first time.
The summary results can be yours by downloading here.
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. Click here to go to my assessments page; then click on the link to take and receive your complimentary assessment. See today's last article below for more discussion...
My recent client efforts include leadership development at multiple levels, executive and management coaching, and numerous facilitated sessions on various topics of leadership effectiveness, performance 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 keynoted at San Antonio's ASSE chapter meeting last month, and presented The Necessity of Leadership to a group of power-generation managers.
Thanks to all above for having me. FYI to HR groups - my keynote and workshop are both approved through HRCI; the workshop 2.5 hours of strategic credit.
Speaking of speaking... I continue to present two favorite topics:
Leadership is Easy... until it isn't.
Successful leadership in challenging times...
Leading the business when not driving the bus
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! Purposeful Leadership... It's not a technicality
Other Articles (peruse all at your leisure)
...and don't forget to check out my blog; some interesting (I think) posts, like Course Evaluations: Function or Flattery, and It's NOT The Economy, Stupid! 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