Lincoln Electric's Success Story
January 18-31, 2014
Here's a wonderful blog post from Frank Koller in which he details the long running success of Lincoln Electric, a welding company in Cleveland Ohio. What makes Lincoln Electric so special? Try profit sharing, no layoffs, a stellar reputation for its products and services - over the entire history of the business - that stands as a beacon for any business owner, investor or worker seeking to understand why some companies are so successful.
Learning to be Ethical
January 11-18, 2014
Here's a well written and thoughtful essay from the New York Times on efforts we all can make to strengthen our ability to make ethical choices when confronted with a challenging situation. Valuable for successful leadership and for a successful life.
Benefits and Costs of Paternity Leave
January 03-10, 2014
An interesting article in the Atlantic shows the lngterm benefits and costs for men of taking paternity leave. The costs are similar to those women face - lower earnings over the length of their paid work lives. Yet one benefit is truly striking. A group of Swedish men who took paternity leave in 1978 and 1979 experienced a 16% decreased death risk in 2001. The author speculates that taking time off and involving yourself in your children's lives as an active parent may be the reason.
Unilever's CEO has a Green Thumb
January 03-10, 2014
Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, has taken a very active stance towards sustainability. This Fortune magazine article provides a solid overview of his motivation and results,
Trust Inc. - now available
November 01, 2013 December 31, 2013
More than 25 of America’s top thought leaders share their insights on the impact of trust on business success in this handbook on organizational trust. Through case studies—including Apple’s new leadership—stories, and solutions, these experts present a holistic perspective that encompasses the role of all stakeholders, not just leaders, in advancing credence within organizations. Among the contributors are Ben Boyd of Edelman, Randy Conley of Ken Blanchard Companies, Stephen M. R. Covey of CoveyLink, Amy Lyman of the Great Place to Work Institute, and Bob Vanourek of Triple Crown Leadership.
The book is available now on Amazon
Easier to get into Harvard than get a job at Wegmans!
October 24-25, 2013
What do they do that gets so many people to want to work there? And, more importantly, what can you do in your own organization to capture some of the enthusiasm of Wegmans culture.
Denial in the Corner Office
May 24, 2013
Here is a very interesting blog post by Richard Edelman on the topic of trust in business.
Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations News Digest
May 21, 2013 June 28, 2013
The Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations at Fordham University regularly publishes the Trust Digest, a list of news items, research announcements and commentary related to trust and trustworthy practices in organizations. This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about how to become a trustworthy leader, and about the power of trust in organizational settings. You can sign up to receive weekly email blasts with all the latest information.
At Google, A Place to Work and Play
March 16, 2013
An excellent article in the New York Times about the heart and science of Google's workplace culture. Very worthwhile reading.
Trustworthy Leader training materials now available
January 22, 2013
Following up on great interest in the book, a leadership training package is now available from Pfeiffer for individual and organizational use. This training package is designed to help build and enhance leadership trust among current leaders and those on a development path.
The training materials were co-authored by Hal Adler, current president of Leadership Landing and former president and senior consultant at the Great Place to Work® Institute. I'm very pleased to have Hal's expertise in leadership training and development incorporated into these materials. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the whole program.
For more information about the training package please feel free to contact myself or Hal using the contact form.