May 21, 2014

The Top 5 Benefits of a Committed Team

  Recently I wrote about two types of organizations- compliant and committed.  I explored the different attempts businesses make to get their company to reach new goals, achieve new limits, and exceed the targets.  I concluded that a committed team is best for the long term future and success of a business and that leaders […]
October 9, 2012

Leadership Isn’t About You

  I was working with a business leader recently who asked me the question, “why won’t my people do what I want”?  The answer is relatively simple: because people do what they want.  If what they want and what you want is in conflict, guess who loses every time?  The challenge of leadership is to […]
May 25, 2012

Employee Engagement Can Happen, Even if Your World is Flat

  When I work with organizations that are trying to improve their employee engagement I often hear something like “well it’s tough to keep people engaged here because there’s not a lot of opportunity for advancement”. Relatively flat companies don’t feel like they have enough carrots in place to keep people motivated, committed and bringing […]
November 18, 2009

Stop Playing and Get Back To Work

  A good friend of mine sent me a video clip the other day that I found to be very interesting. It was an experiment conducted at a train terminal in Stockholm and in this day and age of viral information I’m sure many of you have seen it by now. The experiment was to […]
April 27, 2009

Engage Your 4th Gear and Go Anywhere

  I knew it would happen when I named the company 4th Gear Consulting. I get a lot of questions about the name and what it means and I enjoy answering them because it really is at the heart of what we are about. Many people assume that it’s about speed and while that’s certainly […]