When someone is called an “ACE” at my company, it’s more than just a fleeting comment or a gratuitous pat on the back. It’s a recognition for living our values of Attitude, Commitment, and Excellence.
We have a series of things we do to blend values into the fabric of our organization. I summarized it in the Upsize article You can make company values more than words.
On October 28-30, Entrepreneur’s Organization is hosting EO Thrive Minnesota, Power of the North at the Radisson Blu in downtown Minneapolis.
I’ll be speaking at the conference on employee engagement on October 29th.
The conference is for EO members and there’s significant savings if you join EO to attend the conference. You can learn more about EO on their website.
In a recent article in The Economist, my favorite magazine (minus any that report on realty TV ;-)., has a great article entitled “A very British business: Some lessons from the success of Britain’s elite private schools.” The article notes three areas where business could learn a lesson from (essentially) K-12 schools in Britian:
- “The first is that ‘tradition’ and ‘innovation’ need not be mutually exclusive.” In short, you can be in a business and still have enough vision to innovate/re-envision the business.
- “Performance measurement isn’t something performers are scared of. “I had a call today with a former long-term client. His son is looking at attending a boot camp. I shared to ask for scores and placement rates at program completion.
- “…insiders can make the best revolutionaries.” In the article, it shares that effective transformers can come from inside a business. I agree.
On April 21, I spoke on the topic of employee engagement. Below is the slide deck from the presentation: