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New Emphasis on Worker Mental and Physical Health

In the lengthening shadow of the pandemic, studies show increasing workplace concerns. Awareness of corporate leadership’s responsibility for safeguarding and even bettering mental health has led to improvements in recent years. For decades, consultants had advised executives of the need to provide wellness programs for both employees and management personnel.  In the lengthening shadow of aContinue reading “New Emphasis on Worker Mental and Physical Health”

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Do CEOs Say We’ve Turned a Corner?

YPO’s recent survey of 1,700 business leaders identifies challenges, outlook   As we enter 2022 and approach the third year of this shape-shifting pandemic, chief executives continue to navigate uncharted waters. Nevertheless, some companies are able to convert their obstacles into opportunities and grow. Others struggle against supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, inflation and high staffContinue reading “Do CEOs Say We’ve Turned a Corner?”

Time to Change Your Business Strategy?

One of the earliest requirements of a successful business is laying out clear goals and objectives, and that must be followed by outlining an ambitious yet realistic business strategy to attain them.  In my experience, any strategy is “the art of getting things done.” Simply put, an organization’s success relies on its capacity to implementContinue reading “Time to Change Your Business Strategy?”

How to Develop Leaders

At Lockton Pacific Series, we are fortunate to have many of our industry’s top talent among our leadership ranks. It didn’t happen by accident.  Building this stellar leadership team required a strategy that combined developing and promoting talent from within the organization with recruiting proven prospects from outside our company.  This mixing of insiders whoContinue reading “How to Develop Leaders”

Hiring in a ‘Post-Pandemic’ World

With no end-date in sight for Covid and its variants, smart businesses are adopting strategies and processes in line with the new realities. As 2021 and the second year of Covid-19 wind to a close, new virus variants continue to delay a “Covid-free, post-pandemic” era. Perhaps there isn’t going to be a Covid-free future andContinue reading “Hiring in a ‘Post-Pandemic’ World”

How to Delegate Effectively

An executive’s first step towards greater efficiency may simply be learning to let go. Business executives who want to increase productivity, boost morale, and strengthen workforce commitment within their companies can begin by letting others take larger roles in the decision making. Not only will sharing your higher-level responsibilities positively impact company culture, it willContinue reading “How to Delegate Effectively”

Tips for Execs: Employee Retention

How can corporate leaders curb escalating workforce turnover? Companies large and small are losing employees at a national rate of 3 to 4.5 million employees per month. And the trend is increasing. As executives, we know that the impact to our companies goes far beyond lost productivity, which alone drains U.S. businesses of $1.8 trillion annually. The causesContinue reading “Tips for Execs: Employee Retention”

The Biggest Cause of Workplace Burnout And What To Do About It

We’ve all felt it and seen it in our coworkers – a positive link between job satisfaction and productivity.  When we’re happy with our company and our role in it, when there’s a healthy level of challenge to keep us engaged and when we feel we’re contributing to the team, we are motivated to doContinue reading “The Biggest Cause of Workplace Burnout And What To Do About It”

Common Management Mistakes

Managers and leaders play a key role in the function and success of an organization. Bad management can be incredibly detrimental to the organization, both operationally and culturally, and unfortunately, every professional will face working with a bad manager at some point in their career. What makes for a bad manager? Here are a few commonContinue reading “Common Management Mistakes”