Insights & Perspectives

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

From RELUCTANT to FEARLESS

Is Your Organization Recognizing Excellence?

Often overlooked, and rarely praised. frontline leaders across the U.S. manage 80% of the workforce. Now is the time to thank them for their accomplishments.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BEFORE YOU AUTOMATE, SIMPLIFY YOUR PROCESSES

Hoping that technology will lead employees to do what they aren’t currently doing, managers and executives leap right into automation without giving due process to the foundational steps of “simplify” and “standardize.” Mistakenly, they think technology will jump-start behavioral change or define a more robust strategy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FOR A HEALTHY BOTTOM LINE, MANUFACTURERS SHOULD BUILD THEIR TOP LINE FIRST

When leaders place so much immediate attention on the near term, they lack the vision to make bold bets on the future. Here are five ways manufacturers can make bold bets and improve their top line

Thursday, September 25, 2014

5 things to practice in order to discover your employees’ motivation

What motivates an employee? What keeps your employees coming into work and giving it their all? You may think it would come from their salary, benefits, or incentives, but it dwells much deeper than that. What propels an employee to thrive is a sense of self-worth that comes from the value they provide the company. The uncovering of this value is essential in discovering their motivation.

Friday, September 5, 2014

ARE YOUR FRONTLINE LEADERS CAPABLE OF RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS WITHOUT YOU?

According to the Run, Improve, Grow (RIG) business model which has proven to be successful time and time again with our manufacturing clients, the top leaders of your company should be spending 80% of their efforts growing the business (via new products, new markets or new geographies).
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

IS HE BOSS MATERIAL?

My colleagues at Definity Partners (www.definitypartners.com) in Cincinnati, Ohio, are preparing to launch a series called “What’s Next?”  This series will facilitate the sharing of best progressive practices in area organizations.  Company leaders will gather to hear about trends, share their ideas and network with other regional thought leaders.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

THROW AWAY YOUR OLD EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK AND GET DOWN TO BUSINESS

Imagine a scenario where the frontlines of your business operated in a manner where engaged, well trained employees trusted each other and had open two-way communication with their leaders……and the leaders were liberated from hour-to-hour fire-fighting to focus on improving and growing the business?
Friday, May 16, 2014

ADMIRING A FEARLESS FRONTLINE LEADER

It takes courage to be a frontline leader these days.  With pressure for performance from above and daily challenges from a workforce they may or may not have hired, the job of a frontline leader is tough. 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PUBLISHED ON THE MADEINDAYTON BLOG AND WRITTEN BY DEFINITY RUN-IMPROVE-GROW MASTER, RICH CARY.

View this post on MadeInDaytonBlog.com

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

MOST EVERY BUSINESS LEADER SAYS IT, “OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR GREATEST ASSET.”

Most every business leader says it, “Our people are our greatest asset.” Presuming this to be true at a given time, can we agree that it’s not likely to stay true as your industry changes or your company grows, without some deliberate intervention?