Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on January 6th, 2010 No Comments
In the recent survey by the Conference Board research group, it was found that 45% of Americans are unsatisfied with their jobs. This survey shows a drop of 4% since the previous results in 2008. Read the full story here.
The Conference Board suggests that potential reasons for the dissatisfaction are:
- Fewer workers consider their jobs to be interesting.
- Incomes have not kept up with inflation.
- The soaring cost of health insurance has eaten into workers’ take-home pay.
Doc Holly says, “Downsizing and restructuring have been prolific corporate events long before the economy went south, and the resulting stress of fewer people doing more seems to be at the crux of this mounting workforce disengagement, a major threaten to the necessary team play that underscores which company cultures can best manage competition in the marketplace. The Leadership Trust® has noticed more recently the surge in requests for leadership/emotional intelligence training to address morale issues related to people reacting in fear toward a stressed and/or intimidating manager.”
Want to weigh in on your opinion? Cast your vote on MSNBC‘s poll, “Are You Satisfied with Your Job?”
What does your company do to help ensure your employees are engaged and satisfied?
Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on August 21st, 2009 2 Comments
Dan McCarthy is a great resource for leadership training. In this article, Dan discusses the benefits of using external consultants and trainers for your organizational development needs.
1. Internal expertise may be missing. External resources are sometimes needed when the required expertise is missing or in short supply within a company.
2. Innovation. An external resource can bring a fresh perspective and new ideas into a company.
3. Ability and willingness to take risks. Some external trainers and consultants are more willing and able to challenge people and processes without fear of political consequences. In other words, they can sometimes “get away” with something that an internal trainer wouldn’t dare try. Participants are often more comfortable opening up to an outsider.
4. Better use of internal resources. There is a cost to using internal subject matter experts and senior leaders – their time. Taking one of your best sales managers out of the field to train means less time spent coaching sales reps and meeting with customers.
5. External resources are easier to “fire.” Let’s face it, if you’re a trainer manager, and you somehow end up with a mediocre trainer, you’re going to be spending a lot of time on coaching and performance management. It’s much easier to replace an external resource.
Here at The Leadership Trust®, we specialize in customized consulting programs utilizing your specific input in order to benefit your organization. We’ll discuss goals and takeaways with you and create a program designed to exceed your expectations. Read more about What We Do and contact us today to address whatever your current organizational challenges. You’ll discover how we consider it a privilege to serve you through a real collaboration in excellence.
Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on June 18th, 2009 1 Comment
In response to current economic conditions impacting both our current and future clients, The Leadership Trust® is offering half-off-the-tuition scholarship coupons that you can apply to our tuition-guaranteed, Personalized Leadership Development Program™ through December 2009! Limit one coupon per company, accommodations not included.
Watch 14 of our graduates in less than 45 seconds describe their experience in the first of a series of videos. Then download the coupon and save $2750 off tuition!
Coupon is valid for PLDPs July 2009-December 2009. One coupon per company, accomodations not included. (www.leadershiptrust.org)