From the Top
Over half the year is gone. This means your plans, goals, and objectives need to either be (a) half or nearly-half done, or (b) re-evaluated for relevance and priority.
If you don't make time to commit to them, don't pretend they are a priority. You'll just continue to frustrate others and create unnecessary stress on yourself. Tom Peters is right: your priorities can be reflected in your calendar, not your words.
LAST & FINAL CALL: Have one spot remaining. I'm finishing my 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.
Triangle Performance LLC's 2011 Survey of Senior Leadership is still available, and with almost 30% more respondents than last year, a rousing success (and quite enlightening)! Download the summary results for the 2011Survey 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. Click here to go to my assessments page; then click on the link to take and receive a complimentary Candidate/Personality assessment.
My recent client efforts include 360-degree assessments for senior-most leadership, 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...
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...
I'm in the news (in a good way!)...
Living Magazine interviewed me for a piece on Working Smarter, not Harder. My advice included Go Ugly Early, Making Lists, and just Git 'r Done!
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 spoke recently to a small group of manufacturing managers on Managing Performance Expectations.
I delivered a brief workshop to 360 Solution's Strategic Partners on Leadership in Consulting.
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:
Money Matters -- Fair compensation in turbulent times
Creating the Micro-Manager -- f we know what causes it, can we stop it??
Purposeful Leadership... -- t's not a technicality, and
Leadership Integrity -- Obligation, Obfuscation, or Oxymoron?
...and don't forget to check out my blog; some interesting (I think) posts, like Leadership can hurt - Wear a helmet, ,and Leadership is Personal... whouldathunkit?? 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.
I'm joining the video world, much delayed and much to my chagrin. I'm assembling a video library (roll-out next month) to provide more personal musings and information on all things interesting to me. To start, here's a brief video that describes my general emphasis and the values I provide clients. Enjoy...
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