Blog: Talent Retention

Are You a Mentor or a Coach? There’s a Difference

Bob Wiesner | Feb 28, 2017

If there were ever two business terms that can be confused for each other, it’s gotta be “mentor” and “coach.”  I’ve trained executives and...

The Wrong Understanding of Collaboration

Bob Wiesner | Feb 24, 2017

  Research is clear that companies are pushing their people for more and more collaboration.  And their people, especially younger employees, are eager for...

An Overlooked Problem of Alignment

Bob Wiesner | Feb 24, 2017

Many agencies and professional services firms will readily admit they don’t have a “sales culture.” Their organizations are focused on creativity, innovation, subject matter...

The Extra Mile Isn’t About Distance – It’s About Energy

Bob Wiesner | Sep 22, 2016

  We’ve all been urged to go the extra mile.  We’ve encouraged, assessed, compensated and dismissed our employees for going (or not going) the...

In Defense of Performance Appraisals

Bob Wiesner | Aug 06, 2016

As news and commentary on the imminent demise of the performance appraisal has flooded the business press (and social media), I’ve found myself swept...

Can a Small Organization Be a Learning Organization?

Bob Wiesner | Aug 06, 2016

We live in a world of Knowers and Learners.  We see it in education, relationships, and politics. It’s true in business for sure.  Evidence...

Want to Prevent Growth? Stop Training Your Managers

Bob Wiesner | Apr 16, 2016

  Ever wonder what it would be like to work in a company run by Millennials?  The New York Times did, and published this...

An Over-Reaction to Strengths-Based Coaching?

Bob Wiesner | Jan 09, 2016

  I’ve become a big proponent of strengths-based training and coaching.  I even think it applies to business development and sales efforts. So I...

Want Behavior Change? Get the Sequence Right

Bob Wiesner | Jan 08, 2016

Organizations going through change can put a lot of pressure on their employees to engage in new behaviors.  That’s why  most change initiatives happen...

Culture Change Needs Emotional Change

Bob Wiesner | Jan 07, 2016

  Leaders are increasingly aware of the impact of company culture on employee engagement and performance.   And with that awareness has come increased...