Leaders, Do You Fear Creativity, Innovation, and Ideas – Episode 18

Maneuvering Your Career, Career Transition, Unemployment, career change, professional coach, Human Resources Transformation, James K Lehman
Maneuvering Your Career, Career Transition, Unemployment, career change, professional coach, Human Resources Transformation, James K Lehman

In this episode, James Lehman talks about

  • Organizational Development basics and how it applies to organizations of all sizes.
  • The importance of employee engagement.
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Ideas – the biggest fear of some managers?

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Ep 17 Employees Fixed or Variable Cost? Anne-Claire Broughton Pt 3

Anne-Claire Broughton of Broughton Consulting
Anne-Claire Broughton of Broughton Consulting

We conclude our conversation with Anne-Claire Broughton. She is Principal of Broughton Consulting, LLC, Durham, NC. Her many publications include the Business Action Guide Series of innovative employee engagement practices (with The Hitachi Foundation). Anne-Claire is active with efforts to educate retiring business owners and their advisors about the possibility of employee ownership as an exit strategy. She also shares innovative employee engagement practices to help business owners thrive. In addition, she is President of EarthShare North Carolina’s Board of Directors, an active amateur musician, and parent of a teenager.

Some of the insights we’ll hear:

  • Seeing employees as a fixed cost vs a variable cost.
  • What are companies doing to differentiate themselves from the business as usual crowd.
  • The importance of training the culture of the company, not just the hard skills.

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Ep 16 Open Book Reporting or Management Anne-Claire Broughton Pt 2

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Anne-Claire Broughton, Broughton Consulting LLC

 

We continue with Anne-Claire Broughton. She is Principal of Broughton Consulting, LLC, Durham, NC. Her many publications include the Business Action Guide Series of innovative employee engagement practices (with The Hitachi Foundation). Anne-Claire is active with efforts to educate retiring business owners and their advisors about the possibility of employee ownership as an exit strategy. She also shares innovative employee engagement practices to help business owners thrive. In addition, she is President of EarthShare North Carolina’s Board of Directors, an active amateur musician, and parent of a teenager.

Some of the insights we’ll hear:

  • Why you should choose to take the extra steps to engage your employees.
  • What is open book management vs open book reporting?
  • A “radical” approach that will encourage employees to share their ideas.

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Ep 15 Tap the Ingenuity of All People Anne Claire Broughton Pt 1

Anne-Claire Broughton of Broughton Consulting
Anne-Claire Broughton of Broughton Consulting, LLC

Anne-Claire Broughton is Principal of Broughton Consulting, LLC, Durham, NC. Her many publications include the Business Action Guide Series of innovative employee engagement practices (with The Hitachi Foundation). Anne-Claire is active with efforts to educate retiring business owners and their advisors about the possibility of employee ownership as an exit strategy. She also shares innovative employee engagement practices to help business owners thrive. In addition, she is President of EarthShare North Carolina’s Board of Directors, an active amateur musician, and parent of a teenager.

In this episode Anne-Claire shares

  • What a consultant do for a company wanting to make a change.
  • The power of appreciation.
  • What kind of mindset a leader needs to move their organization to one that intentionally inspires their people.

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Episode 12 Matthew Bodary Pt 3 Employee Training, Meetings, and Engagement

I’m excited to continue with my conversation with Matthew Bodary, Account Manager for Zingerman’s Coffee Company.

Matthew Bodary shares an employee's perspective on Zingermans
Todd Reed and Matthew Bodary at ZingTrain

This week Matthew we’ll cover topics like

    • Employee training
    • Visioning
    • Meetings
    • What is employee engagement?

1. Is your training given context? Is it explained why it’s there, what it’s about? Is it organized and easily tracked so they and their team know where they are in the training cycle?

2. Visioning – Are you and your people very clear on what success looks like in  your organization?

3. Meetings – are your’s focused, everyone prepared, expected roles, set agendas, starting on time, and have clear objectives?

4. Engagement – He said, “Picturing yourself sharing in the creation of something special.”- Again with the clear vision, where your organization is going and what it will look like. Can your team see that, understand, and see how they fit into that and what role they can contribute to be part of something bigger than themselves?

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