Planning to Win with Strategy in 2023, Effective Employee Development Starts with Managers, Collective Intelligence & Top 2022 Podcasts
1 January 2023 Newsletter
“Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want” Naval Ravikant
Hope you’re Thriving!
I hope your New Year is off to a good start.
Over the holiday season, I’ve collected some of my favourite articles and podcasts from the year to share with you. Kind of like a best-of from 2022.
Couple this with my recommended reading list and hopefully, there is something of real interest and value for you each week.
I’m keeping them short and sharp.
Enjoy your holidays, stay safe, and I hope you enjoy them.
Top Ten podcasts of 2022
As you know, every week, we’ve released a podcast episode on a range of topics related to scaling and building enduring companies.
Here’s a list of the top ten most popular episodes of our podcast from 2022:
More episodes here: The Growth Whisperers Podcasts
Effective Employee Development Starts with Managers
I found this interesting article that aligns with some of my work in my Onboarded book.
From the article:
“As the costs of the Great Resignation continue to grow, companies need more ways to attract and retain employees. One clear approach is to offer more training and development — according to a 2019 LinkedIn study, 94% of employees said they would stay with their employer if it invested in their development.
But another solution to engaging employees may lie closer to home: involving managers. A recent Gallup survey found that “at least 70% of the variance in team engagement is explained by the quality of the manager or team leader.”
It would seem that this solution is often overlooked — most managers express a dim view of the effectiveness of their Learning and Development (L&D) function.”
Read the HBR article here: Effective Employee Development Starts with Managers
In the past week, I’ve come across a few leadership teams who aren’t discussing or solving big issues throughout the quarter.
Team members are having problems building up, and they aren’t ‘clearing the decks’ of issues as they arise. This means that we have many problems to work through when we get to the quarterly offsite meeting.
That’s where collective intelligence comes through. It’s one of the least well-understood aspects of the meeting rhythm, yet it forms 50% of each weekly meeting in recommended time allocation.
If you find that you’re not resolving issues throughout the quarter, I will encourage you to listen to the podcast episode on collective intelligence.
The synopsis is below:
“The collective intelligence agenda item inside the weekly meeting is one of the most valuable parts of the weekly meeting. This is where decision-makers learn all the data and facts, debate the merits of ideas and most importantly, make decisions to help the business pulse faster. But there are seven important aspects to making collective intelligence work well in your company.
We discuss these and detail how you can make weekly meetings more effective using the power of collective intelligence.”
Listen to the full podcast here: Collective intelligence, the key to a successful weekly meeting
This week on The Growth Whisperers Podcast
Planning to Win in 2023 – Strategy (3 of 5)
What strategy decisions do you need to make to win in 2023?
2023 looks to have major challenges that are slowly developing. And this is especially so when considering your strategy and how it might be impacted by the changing environment. One of the most important questions to answer to best prepare for 2023 is how can I maintain consistent financial performance if my customer’s needs or spending changes?
Jim Collins said that:
“The signature of mediocrity is not unwillingness change, the signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency”
This week we discuss how to maintain consistency if your customers are impacted, and how can you win in 2023 through the strategy lens.
Episode 142 – The Growth Whisperers
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Onboarded: Fast Track New Hires to Success – Live Virtual Masterclass with The Growth Faculty – 22 February 2023
In partnership with Growth Faculty, we are pleased to offer you 25% discount for Onboarded: Fast Track New Hires To Success – Live Virtual Masterclass with Brad Giles.
Onboarding is a critical engagement and retention tool. 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they experience great onboarding.
In this 60-minute masterclass, leadership coach and author of Onboarded, Brad Giles will share a simple step-by-step process to accelerate the effectiveness of new and existing team members.
“The new hire traverses three stages of understanding, learning and applying, which should be embedded, whereby at the end they are a successful fit into the role,” says Brad.
Founder of Evolution Partners, Brad works with CEOs and leadership teams to build enduring, great companies. He is the author of Made to Thrive and Onboarded.
“By implementing Brad’s onboarding strategies outlined in this book our team retention for new starters within the first 12 months doubled which had a huge impact on the culture of Aventus and ultimately our financial results.”
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