The Power of Belief and the Answer to “Why?”

Posted by Walt Brown on Mar 4, 2020 9:15:00 AM

When it comes to questions about why human beings are present on Earth, a wide array of belief systems have been developed over several millennia by different individuals, groups, and cultures in an effort to produce satisfactory answers to those questions. Yet, when it comes to matters of business, arriving at an answer to the question of why your organization exists can be every bit as difficult to produce.

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Topics: Believe

How to Develop True Executive Presence

Posted by Walt Brown on Feb 26, 2020 1:45:00 PM

If you visit the website of the Executive Education department of several major universities and look at the class listings, there is a very good chance you’ll find an offering for courses promising to educate you in perfecting your “Executive Presence.” As I write, there is an Executive Presence course offered by the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, and it promises to educate “ leaders at all levels who want to become more self-aware, improve their ability to establish genuine connections, and deepen their ability to communicate, influence and lead positive change.”

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Topics: Heard

The Org Chart is Dead; All Hail the Org Graph

Posted by Walt Brown on Feb 19, 2020 10:15:00 AM

When you get right down to it, your company’s organizational chart is probably useless. Before you get defensive about it, you should know that it probably isn’t your fault, and that org charts are a fundamentally flawed device. Ideally, org charts are constructed to show the relationships between the roles within an organization, and therein lies their fatal flaw. Rather than showing the relationships between roles, org charts are truly only designed to show the preferred relationships between titles within an organization’s hierarchy.

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Topics: Accountable, Measured

[Podcast Recap] The Influential Recruiter - Episode 23: The Patient Organization w/ Walt Brown

Posted by Allen Cobb on Feb 18, 2020 3:25:33 PM

Walt Brown is introduced by host Darrell James for Episode 23 of The Influential Recruiter.

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Topics: Podcast Recaps

Why Developing Your Employees The Right Way is a Requirement for Your Business

Posted by Walt Brown on Feb 12, 2020 9:45:00 AM

The idea of developing your employees can lead you into tricky territory if you’re a business owner. On the one hand, there are reasons to not take formal steps to develop your employees that might make logical sense on a very superficial level. After all, you probably have employees on your staff that entered your workspace solely because you advertised very specific employment opportunities that they responded to.

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Topics: Belong, Accountable, Developed, Measured

A Seasonal Conversation - How to get the most out of measuring your employees

Posted by Walt Brown on Feb 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Measuring your employees is a simple necessity that is made unnecessarily complicated by the misguided assumption that employees don’t want to be measured. In light of this erroneous supposition, many business owners - often under additional coercion supplied by their HR departments - opt to measure their employees by a set of wholly business-centric metrics that fail to account for the realities of the jobs the employees are asked to do, and the environmental limitations to performing those jobs.

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Topics: Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

[Podcast Recap] Unstoppables - Episode #10 - Increasing Employee Engagement w/Walt Brown

Posted by Allen Cobb on Feb 4, 2020 2:28:52 PM

Bill Wooditch introduces Walt Brown to the Unstoppables Podcast audience for the 10th episode of the show. Bill opens by saying he is impressed with the success Walt has had in turning around more than 150 companies on the strength of mentoring and leadership principles. He opens the show by asking Walt how he has turned around so many companies. Walt says the companies weren’t in a death spiral, but describes them as having been “stuck” and in need of some guiding principles.

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Topics: Podcast Recaps

Hiring for Cultural Fit: What it Does and Does Not Mean

Posted by Walt Brown on Jan 29, 2020 10:57:00 AM

In most hiring situations, the first time a candidate comes across the radar of a business is when the job seeker submits a resume to the HR department or HR representative. If the applicant appears to check all of the necessary boxes - an impressive education, and years of employment that indicate how the candidate has acquired experience and demonstrated expertise with the requisite skills - then the applicant is brought in for an interview.

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Topics: Balanced, Belong, Believe, Accountable, Heard, Developed, Measured

[Podcast Recap] How to Transform Organizational Culture with the 7 Question - 7 Promise Framework

Posted by Allen Cobb on Jan 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Walt Brown joined host Ralph Brogden as a guest on the Rebelpreneur Radio interview segment titled How to Transform Organizational Culture With the 7 Question - 7 Promise Framework.

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Topics: Podcast Recaps

Your Organization is a Fiction, and That’s a Good Thing

Posted by Allen Cobb on Jan 22, 2020 1:49:00 PM

To conceive of their businesses as fictional entities is a difficult task for several business leaders to engage in, and for a very good reason. After all, the buildings, desks, chairs, computers, logos and employees are certainly very real, and far from fictional. So, in what way are we suggesting that all organizations are fictional?

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Topics: Belong, Believe

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