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March 2015

Empowering Employees & Performance through Employee Ownership

Wouldn’t you love it if your employees thought and acted like partners in the business? If they brought the enterprise, energy and enthusiasm that ensured your success? Well that is effectively what employee engagement is and why you need it.

So, if you want your employees to be like that, to think and act as though they were partners, you need to treat them as partners.  And the best way to do that is to make them co-owners of the business. And you don’t have to just take my word for it.

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Why Valuing Employees Makes Sound Business Sense

They say you should never answer a question with a question. Yet, sometimes, there is no better way of providing an answer. You are likely familiar with the apocryphal story of the executive who asked, “What if I train my employees and they just leave?” And, who apparently received the answer, “What if you don’t train them and they stay?”

What a classic riposte. Oh to have the same wisdom and wit! I increasingly feel that is the perfect way to answer a question I am often asked. So from now on when people ask me, “What happens when I value my employees?” I am going to respond by saying. “I don’t know! But what happens when you don’t?”

The great management paradox is that it is common for executives to say “Our people are our greatest asset!” Hell some might even sincerely mean it! Yet convention insists that we account for, manage and treat employees solely as costs. How then can you expect your employees to be engaged if the subliminal message they keep getting is that they don’t really matter?

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Powering Business Success: The Sustainable Model

In my last blog I shared how I would adapt John Spence’s business success formula, building on its fundamentally people-centric essence. I promised then that I would show you how you could put it into practice more easily. So now it is time for me to keep my promise and do just that.

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Powering Business Success: The Sustainable Formula

Relativity 36981809_sI just came across the formula for business success! Who knew that business success could be boiled down to a simple formula?  I certainly didn’t. The formula is the brainchild of John Spence, a best-selling author, who is also a strategist, consultant, speaker and advisor to business leaders all over the world, so one would suppose that it is credible.

Anyway, the thought is intriguing and certainly warrants further investigation. So let’s take a closer look.

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