November 18, 2021
Zooming in on the tasks people need to complete – instead of emphasizing the end goals and outcomes – can suck the life out of them and even create zombie employees. This is why HPWP Group Founder and Principal Sue Bingham cautions companies against setting off their own zombie apocalypse. She says the focus should be on treating each person as a responsible human being.
It all starts with believing in the people you’ve hired. Ultimately, you’d want high performance teams that are alive and willing to slay goals that mean something to them.
September 8, 2021
Sue Bingham (founder and principal of HPWP Group) says that, in her experience, 95% of employees are responsible individuals that take pride in their work. They care about the overall success of the company and genuinely want to do a good job. Unfortunately, the other 5% are the bad apples. And it’s these bad apples who don’t care and make dishonest decisions.
Sadly, many organizations create a culture with those bad apples in mind. Strict rules apply, with no wiggle room for a more flexible and ‘human’ working environment. This means that 95% of your workforce feels demoralized in a school-like environment rather than valued individuals.
July 22, 2021
When thinking about an organization, the term ‘legacy’ often conjures up images of dedicated silver-haired leaders at the tail-end of their careers. However, a legacy is something that leaders and employees (no matter their age) can achieve through everyday patterns throughout their careers. In fact, your employees can start to form their own legacies from their very first day on the job.
June 17, 2021
In today’s current global business quagmire, we need leaders that are thoughtful risk-takers, people that are worth investing in. Having a team that can see through the clutter and work together to devise and follow the best business strategy will only equal success.
April 28, 2021
Everyone can agree on the importance of communication with customers during this past pandemic year. We’d like to highlight a company we feel has been outstanding in their relationship with customers while losing millions in revenue. To be transparent, we are long-time Delta loyalty flyers. And there’s a reason we will continue to book with Delta in the face of preferable schedules, lower fares or direct flights on other airlines.
April 28, 2021
Two decades ago, the interview by Oprah with Meghan and Harry would have been unthinkable. It’s about a couple calling out alleged mistreatment by a long-revered “institution”. However, it’s representative of sweeping changes being made in our culture today. Think about those who created the MeToo Movement, Colin Kaepernick kneeling to protest police brutality resulting in the NFL reversing the decision to ban this peaceful protest, and survivors of abuse taking on the Catholic church. The courage of a few combined with social media has shown a bright light on institutional wrongs and is causing some of the biggest shifts in public sentiment.
March 29, 2021
As Baby Boomers retire and Millennials become major contributors in the workforce, leaders must adapt. Successful leaders, more than ever before, will need to create a culture where employees feel respected and valued and where they can contribute their best work every day. Below, we share 5 ways leaders can take action to lead differently.
March 8, 2021
When a valued, talented, and hard-working employee resigns, it can often leave behind a bit of a void within your organization. Unsurprisingly, studies show that the departure of a promising and well-respected team member can negatively impact their colleagues by lowering the team’s overall morale and productivity. Unfortunately, a resignation of this nature not only impacts the individual’s team but can also affect the entire company.
January 21, 2021
It’s no surprise that keeping employees engaged and satisfied with their work is critical. Engaged employees lead to higher team productivity, longer retention, and a high level of commitment to your company. But knowing how to best engage and train your team isn’t always clear.