The IMPACT Blog: Timely Insights for Empowering More Employee Ideas into Results

If You Can Read, You Can Lead!

January 25, 2023
How to unlock the untapped leadership capacity in your organization A recent study reported that more than 70% of executives surveyed rated lack of leadership capacity as their top workforce concern for 2023. In the wake of the pandemic, the "great resignation" and the "big quit", it’s understandable. Here's some good news! There is a […]

Employee Teams? I’m Already Overloaded!

July 14, 2022
Let’s face it, the pandemic honeymoon is over. Leaders are quickly coming to the realization that treading in place is no longer a viable strategy. Improve and innovate are back on the table! But as leaders dust off their change management playbooks, too many will follow a formula that invariably leads to slower, and less […]

Blue Slips

April 26, 2022
Is your organization leveraging the most powerful tool ever invented for engaging employees in change and improvement? Nearly a century ago, a young professor at the University of Southern California was faced with a vexing challenge: How do I engage my students to go beyond simply taking notes and repeating back my lectures to expressing […]

What Took You SO LONG?

March 31, 2022
  Reflections on the simplest, yet hardest to execute leadership action for unlocking better performance A colleague recently shared a story that’s likely all too familiar to professionals in the change and improvement game. The CEO of a global diversified manufacturing firm implemented an organization-wide transformation effort to improve customer satisfaction and reduce operating costs. Two […]

Failure to Ignite – Why efforts to give employees a voice often diminish motivation at the frontlines

February 17, 2022
Leaders chomping at the bit to roll out new initiatives for putting their organizations back on the growth and improvement track will face elevated challenges when it comes to motivating their people, particularly at the frontlines. Expectations for better pay, more flexible hours, and other tangible benefits are way up. Additionally, polls by Gallup and […]

The “New” Employee Engagement

November 29, 2021
No doubt, the pandemic has taken a toll on employee engagement programs, as organizations have struggled just to keep their people working; first to retain jobs and then to retain employees who, for various reasons, are reluctant to return to the workplace. With momentum building to a more normalized, though in most cases, modified workplace, […]

What’s the Missing Link for Attracting and Retaining Talent in the New Workplace?

October 4, 2021
Organizations of all types are concerned about finding and retaining employees as we emerge from the worst of the pandemic. Leaders are scrambling to find the right balance between incentives and culture-building initiatives to keep employees and attract new ones to fill openings. Amidst the complex set of factors driving the so-called “Great Resignation”, the […]

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