People First Leadership Blog
The human body provides a powerful metaphor which explodes the folly of silo thinking. The human body contains millions of diverse functions which operate within one interconnected, unified whole for the benefit of all of its members. Because all of the parts function...read more
The presence of silos within any organization is a natural outcome of human nature. Most human beings have an innate propensity toward selfishness. Therefore, the silo effect is the product of the way we think; self-absorbed, non-inclusionary thinking is the...read more
Many organizations suffer from silo sickness. Is yours one of them? No organization is immune; I have worked with both non-profit organizations and for-profit corporations which were severely afflicted by the debilitating effects of silo sickness. I write this,...read more
There is an abundance of outstanding material available to business leaders who are seeking to inspire maximum engagement and monitor the results. Perhaps the most popular and effective performance measurement tool is the Balanced Scoreboard, which was developed in...read more
I have been researching best business practices for forty years. Most members of our People First International team hold advanced business degrees. Yet with all our studies on motivational strategies, would you believe that none of us has ever attended a lecture...read more
The first core competency of great leadership is establishing a philosophical foundation, both personally and professionally. The underpinning of my People First® Leadership program is developing a unified philosophy—and the essential component of that philosophy is a...read more
“It’s about the little things” is a phrase we’ve all heard many times. The little kindnesses in life are what get us through the day. We usually remember small occurrences in our daily lives instead of a string of events when we are older. Those are the little things....read more
When I am asked about the People First program, one of my top questions is ‘what’s in it for me?’ This question is always really telling. People First isn’t just for the CEO or the managers. People First is for everyone. Every single person will get something out of...read more
The People First Human Value Proposition is the life-giving source that supports the development of every derivative corporate value. It is of first order in the organic chain of value propositions, followed by a Customer Value Proposition and an Employee Value...read more
The Human Value Proposition is the rich, human spirit soil in which to grow a vibrant, healthy culture that profits everyone; purpose partners, suppliers, and customers who interact with a People First culture are influenced and inspired by its noble philosophy. A...read more
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