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A Lesson in Meaning and Purpose

What is the “Meaning of Life?” Wow! What a loaded question.
There comes a time in almost everyone’s life when they look in the mirror and ask themselves that question. I have done it many times. I usually ask myself what meaning am I bringing to the world around me? What value am I contributing? How am […]

4 Steps to Managing Conflict

Picture this….
Employee (raised voice): “There is STILL favoritism from certain managers to certain employees. You said you were going to be able to stop it!  It’s as bad as it’s ever been!  What are you going to do about it?”
Me (calm and quiet voice): “Are we fighting?”
Employee (confused): “No, why?”
Me (smiles): “Oh good, I just […]

Hire Diversity? Or Hire the Best Candidate?

Recently I was reminded of the continuous, but often conflicting, chatter I hear about meritocracy and the hire diversity balance. It has become an issue that forward-thinking leaders need to sort out.
The “Need to Hire Diversity”
In virtually every industry I work in as an executive coach, I hear about the need for a fair and […]

Dragons, Accountability and Corporate Culture

“When you first got here we thought you were a dragon!  That you were going to destroy us!”
This is one of the best comments I’ve ever received from a client’s employee.
I was considered a dragon because I put in an accountability practice that was considered very harsh compared to what employees were used to.  New […]

Poor Business Execution is a Leadership Issue

Rarely is the problem bad strategy. It’s usually crappy business execution.
When we look at a business that’s not all that it could be, because the culture is toxic or customer are turning away, the root cause is rarely a poorly thought out strategy. It is almost always, no business execution. And that is a leadership issue.
Poor Business Execution […]

The Secret Ingredient to Create Trust in the Workplace

At work, we depend on one another to be consistent and dependable.  Both are very important attributes to building trust in the workplace.  But what about when a person is consistent AND dependable but you still aren’t able to trust?  My theory:  congruency.  Why? Because it’s how I define that ‘hinky’ feeling I get when […]

Measuring Corporate Culture

This article was originally published on Robert Murray’s personal website.  Read the original article here.
Almost every organization on the planet these days is talking about improving their corporate culture. I truly hope (and yes, I know ‘Hope’ is not a management tool) that they are serious about it and it is not just another corporate […]

Another Brick in the Wall… My Thoughts on Integrity

For many years, I was a banker. I worked in many locations, carrying out many roles, in areas of high trust and integrity. Although it shouldn’t, when a scandal in the financial sector occurs it still shocks me.
That started me thinking about who we trust and why. How the way we view an individual, can […]

Welcome Shannon Pearson

Incrementa Consulting isn’t a normal management consulting firm.  We’re a group of fantastic people, with the same values and very high standards who truly enjoy working together.  Finding the right people to fit takes time.  As Bob has talked about, we strongly believe in hiring slowly to ensure a great fit into our family.
With that, […]

A Disengaged Culture: 5 Things That Will Create It!

I have not met a leader in business who has purposely created a disengaged culture or workforce, but I have met many who have created one without realizing it. The reasons are usually intangible and emotionally-based – not something that can quickly be identified as a cause/effect.
There are dozens of articles explaining the best way […]

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