Attention Leaders! It’s time for your mid-year check-up

Attention Leaders! It’s time for your mid-year check-up

It’s May 16 and that means its time for your strategic Planning and results mid-year check-UP! Today as we swiftly approach mid-year, I’m sounding an alert for all organizational leaders: It’s time to take an objective look at your year-to-date results, compared to your 2022 strategic plan and goals. Now’s your chance to determine whether…

Are you burning out your top-performers?

Are you burning out your top-performers?

Nine months after joining the company, this young woman was promoted. (Yay!) She was also exhausted, frustrated, and disillusioned. Sadly, in less than a year, she lost confidence and trust in the management she once admired. Despite the promotion, she was looking for another job.

Quick tips for organizational thinking

Quick tips for organizational thinking

“My leaders don’t get it. We are missing opportunities because of their lack of organizational thinking and silos.” This is one of the most common frustrations of my executive clients. Working in silos with territorial battles are strategic goal derailers. Sure, an individual here and there will further their own career (for a minute) through…

Want more? Build a culture of trust.

Want more? Build a culture of trust.

Did you know working in a culture of trust could be the most important element in creating teams that consistently achieve great results? At some point in your career, you’ve likely felt the pain of working in an environment of distrust: Silos; conflict; fear of speaking up; mistakes; re-work; turnover; lost opportunities… Establishing a  culture…

Resolving conflict: This tip may surprise you

Resolving conflict: This tip may surprise you

Have you ever heard something that got your attention so hard it turned your head sideways and made you seriously think about it? This happens to me fairly regularly, but this particular time it was about resolving conflict and it literally changed my paradigm.  It was many years ago, during a period in my life when things were…

WHAT COMPETING PRIORITY IS HOLDING YOU BACK?

WHAT COMPETING PRIORITY IS HOLDING YOU BACK?

I learned something new recently, regarding why we (humans in general) make commitments to ourselves, and then don’t keep too many of them. New year’s resolutions are obvious examples, but I’m thinking more about work-life or career-oriented commitments. Turns out there is a reason beyond “change is hard”.  That’s true too, but my new information…

Organizational Structure. Is yours still working for you?

Organizational Structure. Is yours still working for you?

How effective is your current organizational structure? If you haven’t considered that question in a few years, now might be a good time to assess it.  Your organizational structure should assure maximum efficiency and effectiveness, while supporting the accomplishment of big picture strategies and goals. Is it? Three of our clients are revisiting their organizational…

My three great bosses and what they have in common

My three great bosses and what they have in common

I bet you can list the things you like best – and least – about each of your bosses.  Bosses are powerful influences for better or worse, after all. I spent some time during a recent flight contemplating how many direct supervisors I had during my nineteen years in the insurance industry. Then I thought…

365 NEW DAYS OF  OPPORTUNITY

365 NEW DAYS OF OPPORTUNITY

Wow, it is 2017! The new year always feels so fresh to me.  Even though nothing (except the date of course) truly changes between 11:59 p.m. on December 31 and 12:00 a.m. on January 1, it still feels significant – like 365 brand new days holding the promise of new opportunity.  Opportunities to show-up, be…

It doesn’t always have to be CRAZY busy!

It doesn’t always have to be CRAZY busy!

The last couple of weeks of the year are such a crazy-busy time.  At work we scramble to get everything done with “skeleton” crews, and there is so much to do outside of work. Preparing for our holiday celebrations, braving the shopping crowds and, ugh, the traffic! As we all move through the last two…

Tips for a terrific customer service save

Tips for a terrific customer service save

Sometimes we mess-up. It happens. Today I want to emphasize the importance of a terrific save when mistakes occur.  I’m calling it a “customer service save” because, at Pelot & Associates, our practice focuses on the workplace. However, these tips transfer beautifully to your personal life as well. One example: Last week I took my…

How To Shift An Unproductive Communication Spiral

How To Shift An Unproductive Communication Spiral

Ever feel like you are stuck in a frustrating and unproductive communication spiral?  One where you, and the other involved, keep saying the same things but nothing is getting resolved? At times like this, you probably feel like you’ve tried everything humanly possible to get the other person to understand you, but it simply isn’t…