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Authority and Power

By Manfred Gollent | Dec 7, 2018 |

A frequently asked question from my clients is: “How can I get people to honestly contribute to my project, although they do not report to me?” There is a sense of feeling powerless due to perceived lack of formal authority to demand action. Have you ever been in that situation? Actually, this scenario leads initially to more…

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The Employee Loyalty Conundrum

By Manfred Gollent | Dec 7, 2018 |
Employee engagement is the key to high performance

We played a round of golf on a recent weekend: two business owners, the executive of a mid-sized company, and myself. At one point in the round, the conversation turned toward finding and keeping good employees, and the natural offshoot of that topic: lack of employee loyalty. The arguments circled around “young people don’t want…

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Leading in a Multi-Generational Environment

By Manfred Gollent | Dec 7, 2018 |

More insights on leading a multi-generational workforce as it is the first time in the history of humanity to have four distinct generations in the work place. It’s complicated… somewhat, at least. We face a challenge that is new to everybody: a truly multigenerational workplace. How should we operate in such an environment? How can I…

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The 10.5 Gifts of Kindness!

By Manfred Gollent | Nov 28, 2018 |

Effective leaders love people and kindness plays an important role. They are authentic, do what they say that they are going to do and create a motivational environment. Daniel Waldschmidt, a highly respected sales strategist, consultant, and acquaintance of mine stated once in an address to a group of business people that kindness is fundamental…

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Employee Engagement: The basis for organizational success!

By Manfred Gollent | Nov 15, 2018 |

Engaging the people on your team, in your organization or your company is crucial to maximizing organizational performance! It is one of the most important leadership issues on a daily basis.  Employee engagement on every level of the organization is the foundation of sustainable organizational success and leaders on every level of the hierarchy must…

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The 5 Most Important Employee Retention Factors

By admin | Nov 1, 2018 |

Recently, I participated in a roundtable discussion with a group of 12 business owners and executives to talk about currently pressing business challenges. My first question was “What keeps you currently awake at night”? I expected to hear about issues like healthcare cost, the impact of tariffs or something similar. 9 out of 12 participants stated either…

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