From the Top
Ok, you're four months into this; 33% of 2012 is done and buried.
How are you?and those you lead?doing with their goals, plans, and objectives? We should have considerable strides visible in the rearview mirror, and be able to explain delays and detours with something better than "I'm just getting' warmed up..."
Do a check-up. Ask and investigate. Insist on credible status updates that are helpful to you and those you lead. Do it now, because a little later comes a heck of a lot sooner than most of us realize. Until it's to late...
I'm Certified! No, I didn't say certifiable (as some were thinking?you know who you are), I said Certified. Recently awarded the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation by the Institute for Management Consultants (IMC). Whoop-te-do, right?? The reality is most people simply don't track?or need to track?the myriad certifications, designations, and related alphabet soup that people in my business append to their name.
From the IMC: CMC® (Certified Management Consultant) is the certification mark awarded by the Institute of Management Consultants USA and represents meeting the highest global standards and ethical canons of the profession. Fewer than 1% of all consultants have achieved this level of excellence.
Of course, that and $4.35 will get you a triple venti, non-fat, no-whip mocha...
The key takeaway in all of that, from my way of thinking, is not the certification, per se; nor is it the exclusivity. It's the focus on ethics.
Triangle Performance LLC's 2012 Survey of Senior Leadership (our sixth annual) is available, and with almost 15% more respondents than last year, a rousing success, and as usual, quite enlightening!
I did want to briefly highlight some of the survey key findings. For example...
- Revenue/Earnings Enhancement continues to lead the way, and Management/Leadership Performance continues be a big deal.
- Clear Vision & Strategy are again important, and have been since we began surveying.
- Talent Acquisition and Retention are newcomers to the scene, and Employee Benefits Costs and Legislation bubbled to the surface from dead last?no doubt motivated by current healthcare concerns, legislation, and unknowns.
The summary results can be yours by downloading here.
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I'm in the news (in a good way!)...
CEO Online published my article, Becoming A Purposeful Leader. You can read that here.
Monster.com interviewed me for an article on Compensation planning. You can read that here.
My Houston Business Journal feature covering 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??).
Recently delivered "Leadership, Ethics, and Attila the Hun" to a group of regional executives. Fun, meaningful, and to-the-point.
I'm confirmed to speak at SHRM's 2012 Annual Conference in Atlanta, on June 27th.
I'll follow that by speaking at the Austin Human Resources Association's Annual Conference on August 24th.
Speaking of speaking... I continue to present two favorite topics:
Sit Down, Shut Up, and Color!
Breaking through employee entitlement...
Leadership is Easy... until it isn't.
Successful leadership in challenging times...
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:
Back to the Future
I've got me some tea leaves...,
Obligation, Obfuscation, or Oxymoron?, and
I'm not nearly as stupid today as I was back then...
...and don't forget to check out my blog; some interesting (I think) posts, like the leadership myth, and how to succeed in HR... please comment, complain, or scream at me if you agree, disagree, or just want your opinion read, seen, and heard.
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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