Unions And The Motivational Climate

“How do I provide a motivational climate when all my workers are in unions and they care more about union membership?” This question came up in a recent workshop. It’s one of the biggest frustrations leaders have with a union shop. “I’m going to file a grievance” are words that can strike terror in even the strongest leader. The first time I heard these words, I didn’t know what I…

Hack the Clock

Years ago I was a crew member in an Air Force helicopter rescue unit. In order to be ready for the actual rescue missions we performed, we did a lot of training. A big part of that training concerned procedures for handling emergencies. There were a few situations that required immediate action, but most situations allowed time for thought and at least some analysis. Incorrect immediate action could get us…