86% Employees Quit in Six Months, Unless Managers Do These 4 Things

86% Employees Quit in Six Months, Unless Managers Do These 4 Things

Here’s something to seriously ponder, some thoughts and insights from Inc, written by Marcel Schwantes, Principal and founder, Leadership From the Core: Research is saying that a new hire’s decision to stay with a company long-term is made within the first six months of employment. Think about that for a minute. It means your average employee hasn’t made up his or her mind about staying or leaving your company until, quite possibly, month six on the job. 

Five Ways Millennials Make Us Better Leaders

Five Ways Millennials Make Us Better Leaders

Millennials are wonderful. And no, I’m not just saying this because I raised three of my own. I’m saying this because it’s the truth, says, Frances McIntosh, who helps leaders, teams, and organizations build stronger relationships through effective communication. This article originally appeared in Forbes.com.

With their creative and elastic minds, their ability to work with passion and their hunger for knowledge, millennials are exciting — not to mention educational —to be around. Just as with any other generation, isn’t it time we start acknowledging their strengths?

The 20/80 Rule, Integrity, and Leadership.

The 20/80 Rule, Integrity, and Leadership.

Leadership means people watch you–not to what you want to say or do, or mean to, but what you actually say and do.
According to Joshua Spodek, Author of, ‘Leadership Step by Step’ Attention to detail counts. We concur! Not sometimes, but always. What Vince Lombardi said about winning applies to leadership: “Leading is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t lead once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Leading is a habit. Unfortunately, so is failing to lead.”

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

Research has shown that only about 8% of company leaders excel at both strategy and execution. Leaders who master both strategy and execution start by building a bold but executable strategy, addressing the questions “What are we great at?” and “What are we able to achieve?” rather than coming up with lofty plans and asking functional and business-unit teams to do their best to execute. Next, leaders must ensure that the company is investing behind the change, which means linking the budget closely to the strategy.

Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap Means Focusing on What Employees Think, Not What They Do

Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap Means Focusing on What Employees Think, Not What They Do

When you embark on a new strategic journey to sustain and grow your organization in an uncertain world, what do you prioritize? If you’re like most of the leaders we know, you start with organizational structure and processes. We asked 80 senior executives from 20 countries and 25 industries where they focus their attention throughout strategic execution.