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How Do We Build a High-Performance Organization?

July 14, 2015

How do we start to build a high-performance organization? What should our blueprint look like? And how should we measure our progress?

Starting from Scratch, executive consultant, software/services, Peoria, Illinois


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What Exactly Is Employee Engagement?

July 14, 2015

I still don't under understand what is meant by employee engagement. Help me grasp the idea and why it is getting so much attention. Sounds to me like just a fancy term for employee morale.

—Puzzled managing partner, telecommunications, Fort Worth, Texas


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How Can We Get Senior Management to OK New Positions?

July 14, 2015

Our management wants me to make a presentation justifying the need for additional staff. I started with a “statement of opportunity” and included:

  • Objectives of the new sales structure/explanation of the new methodology -
  • Resources and costs
  • How to measure success of the process
  • A checklist and SWOT analysis
  • Conclusion

What else might I need to include to get senior management to approve the additional positions?

—Out of Ideas, talent management consultant, automotive, Abu Dhabi


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