Malcontents and Malicious Compliance!
March At C-Level
March is a crazy month...and the weather's wild, too.  

I know they say "In like a lion, out like a lamb," but the only lamb I've seen lately got eaten by the wolves. Or maybe that was a debate.

Quarter 1 is about gone... unless you're on federal government time, and then half of 2016 is nearly behind you. We've stopped calling it the new year, and us old people have stopped writing 2015 on our checks.

Crazy, huh?

Sometimes we act like we are. We get caught up in the execution of our plan and forget to keep our heads up. We chase metrics instead of taking care of the people who actually deliver the goods. We worry about the competition without taking another critical look at our own game plan to see if it needs revision.

Kind of like March Madness without the basketball.

So take a look around. You should be seeing measurable progress towards your strategic, operational, and functional goals and objectives. If some of your folks appear to still be "waiting to get started," let them know that the train has left the station... all aboooooard!

Are your leaders capable of executing to your strategy? Do your managers have the necessary skills to motivate staffs, likely leaner than in the past, to higher levels of performance? Do your senior leadership groups play well together?

Osmosis and emulation may sound like good career development tools - they aren't. Real, usable leadership skills are developed specifically and purposefully.

Leading and managing are skills; don't expect them unless developed. Give us a call if we can help you with that.

Featured Articles
by D. Kevin Berchelmann

-- What's that pain in my neck??
You know who I'm talking about, too. Those people who just never seem happy; who always see the negative even when the message is positive; who suspect ulterior motives regardless of act. They are the literal "pain in your neck" (or some other anatomical part...).

The King of Malicious Compliance
by Kevin Ross

I was the King of Malicious Compliance, and I wore the crown proudly.

Not familiar with the term? It's a kind of organizational sabotage where the demise of the organization's leader is the goal.

Leaders & Laggards
In this section, we take a look at recent news and events, and make a gut-reaction determination for three categories:

Demonstrating Clear, Personal Leadership
Leadership Milquetoast
Mediocrity in leadership. Usually an opportunity not taken, or similar.

Leadership has its idiots, we show you who they are.
There needs to be clear alignment between a company's performance and its compensation policies. Ben van Buerden, Shell Oil's CEO gets it... and takes a pay cut.


"We didn't fire the CEO and CEO because of the tens of millions of dollars they wasted, so you should still trust us." Another apology-that-isn't from Wounded Warrior Project Chairman Anthony Odierno.

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Somehow, the Zenefits CEO managed to orchestrate massive insurance fraud and corrupt the company's culture without the COO ever knowing about it. I'm sure promoting the COO is the best way forward - not. 


2016 Survey of Senior Leadership
Triangle Performance LLC's 2016 Survey of Senior Leadership is in progress! This is our ninth year for the annual survey, with greater participation and direct applicability every year. You can click here to take the survey now, or you can take it when we email the survey link later this month.

Personality Trait Assessment
Who are you, really??

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Triangle in the News
Corporate Compliance Insights

Kevin Berchelmann's article Coming Together - The People Side of Merger Integration 

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Oil + Gas Monitor 

Kevin Berchelmann's article Oil & Gas Executives, Talent and $30 Problems 

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Pulse article by Kevin Ross published on LinkedIn

Check Out a New Blog!

Kevin Berchelmann - already more than a little outspoken - heads clearly off the rails in a new blog with his friend Richard. Take a look and sign up. Knowing those two, it's sure to be interesting!

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