Management by Wandering Around: It’s Good for You and Your Team

Management by Wandering Around: It’s Good for You and Your Team

Back in the 1980s, management consultant and best-selling business author Tom Peters wrote about the practice of “management by wandering around” (MBWA, also called management by walking around), a trait that helped Bill Hewlett and David Packard build HP into a leader in the computer industry. Apple’s Steve Jobs was another believer in the importance of getting out of the office and talking with employees at all levels of the […]

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Tips from the Leadership Coach: Invest in Your Management Skills

Skilled managers provide the bedrock for organizational performance. They can shape the culture, improve productivity and drive creativity and innovation. But fewer training dollars are typically earmarked for managers than for people at other levels. David Deacon, whose career in human resources leadership has included executive positions at Credit Suisse, MasterCard and Capita, believes there are key steps managers can take to boost their careers and have a greater impact […]

Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO

Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO

What does it take to be a successful chief human resources officer today and how is that role changing? In today’s near-full-employment economy, where top talent is even more scarce, that question is on our minds. In collaboration with IIC Partners, our global executive search partnership, the Pearson Partners International team endeavored to answer it. Our latest white paper, Traits and Characteristics of a Successful CHRO (chief human resources officer), […]

Start the New Year with a Strong Value Statement

Start the New Year with a Strong Value Statement

A clear statement of vision, mission and values can provide your organization with a solid foundation for success in 2019. But it doesn’t do much good to simply post those words on the company’s website and go on about your daily business. Instead, you should make it a priority to convey the “big picture” to your employees, partners, vendors and customers. It’s an important step toward building engagement, attracting new […]

Are You Measuring Customer Lifetime Value?

Are You Measuring Customer Lifetime Value?

Successful companies know their best customers—or think they do. Usually, they look at annual sales because that’s an easy number to measure. But those sales figures don’t show the entire picture. For example, your best customer for the past few years might cut back on purchasing this year, leaving you scrambling to fill the gap. Customer engagement is another important factor that is difficult to quantify or predict. A customer […]

Oil & Gas Executive Outlook 2015

Oil & Gas Executive Outlook 2015

In our recently conducted survey of more than 200 senior executives from across the oil and gas energy spectrum, we discovered the trends, issues and challenges they expect to see in 2015 and beyond. These industry leaders weighed in on such issues as headcount expectations, capital spending, merger and acquisition expectations, and more. >>Learn more and see data charts in the PDF of the full study. A Challenging Year Ahead The […]

Avoiding the “Big Four” Diseases:
 Developing Yourself and Your People for Improved Health and Productivity

  DFW HR Roundtable Featuring Elizabeth Naylor, Ebenezer Wellness Recognizing the importance of promoting good health in the workplace, Pearson Partners invited nutrition expert Elizabeth Naylor, founder of Ebenezer Wellness, to speak at the April 10 bimonthly meeting of the DFW HR Roundtable, a networking and knowledge-sharing group of senior human resources executives in the North Texas area. Here is a summary of her comments about avoiding the “big four” health […]

Addressing the Myths of Scheduling 

Addressing the Myths of Scheduling 

In a fast-moving world, the traditional “9 to 5” employee schedule may be a handicap for some organizations. Being able to offer greater flexibility can provide savvy organizations with a competitive edge in attracting and retaining talented employees, and actually increase the level of productivity. It’s important for the senior leadership team (SLT) to periodically review its workplace policies to see if a strict work schedule is still necessary for […]

Make Risk Management a Priority for 2015

Make Risk Management a Priority for 2015

As the U.S. economy continues to forge ahead, many companies are focusing on their growth opportunities in the New Year. That might mean acquiring a competitor, launching a new product line, opening new offices or obtaining a substantially larger line of credit. For many businesses, greater prosperity may be right around the corner. But the senior leadership team (SLT) also needs to make risk management a priority for 2015. The […]

Why Gen Xers Are Critical to Your Succession Plan

Why Gen Xers Are Critical to Your Succession Plan

  by Judy Stubbs, Vice President As published in Direct Selling News November issue When it comes to the U.S. working population, all age groups are not created equal. There are significant differences in the fundamental values and predominant work styles of different generations. That raises a wide range of talent-related issues for organizations, including how to attract, develop and retain executives at different stages of their careers. However, there […]