Controlling Employees

Previously I wrote about defining outcomes and paying your employees to accomplish those, rather than simply paying them to perform a specified list of duties and responsibilities. This suggested approach comes from the book First, Break All The Rules, by Marcus...

What Are You Paying Your Employees To Do?

Typically, when hiring, companies and organizations provide a new employee with a job description. This list of duties and responsibilities outlines the expectations of you as the employer in very general terms… all the way down to the catch-all ‘other duties as...

What Do You Want From Every Employee?

In the Gallop study I noted in a previous blog, researchers identified 12 questions that most differentiated the loyal and productive employees in an organization, from those who only see their work as ‘a job’. The study forms the basis of the book First, Break All...

What Does Every New Employee Want of You?

Assume that you have just hired a new employee. What do you think it is that they most want from you as their employer? Many managers and leaders could come up with a list of ideas: a competitive salary; good benefits; vacation time; opportunities for advancement… All...