The Fundamentals System and The Time Management Matrix

By Al Curnow, Senior Consultant Two weeks ago, I was working with a client that was just beginning phase one of the Fundamentals System, our proprietary system to design, drive and sustain an extraordinary culture. In phase one, we help our clients identify the key behaviors that, when repeated regularly throughout their organization, will lead to the firm’s success.   We call these critical behaviors Fundamentals. Important Not Urgent In attempting to identify one of these Fundamentals, a member of the company’s senior management team provided the following description,  “I want our people to always focus on the most important tasks …

Culture – the Solution to a  Downside of a Growing Economy.

By Rob Wolff, Senior Consultant    When Growth Creates Trouble Over the past few years, the economy has shown signs of sustained growth, which is generally a positive.  However, all of that growth is putting some real pressure on companies’ ability to attract and retain talent. According to a 2017 study of over 195,000 US employees by the Gallup Organization, the number of employees who said that it was a good time to look for a quality job more than doubled from 19% to 42% in the 4 years between 2012 and 2016. A full 35% of employees changed jobs …