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Corporate Mission Statements die on Plaques

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate “Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision” Statements Enshrined on Plaques
By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams.

They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980’s!).

Rarely have I met an executive who doesn’t winch when reminded of these past follies!

So, why do they DO them at all?

  • For want of doing something truly effective?
  • For want of taking control and guiding and leading their organization in meaningful ways?
  • Because the competition ‘has one’?

Why don’t these things bring value, you ask? Probably because there is nothing behind them. They represent no true effort at appreciation, but take the place of more fundamental efforts to engage employees.

On the other hand, if you invest a lot of money creating a mission statement, there is no reason you should not enshrine such intellectual sniglets on a wall somewhere in your company.

I must stress though, that you should do this IF (AND ONLY IF) all of the following apply:

– Those persons making up the management team never changes, are never replaced, never have new thoughts. No one aboard has a new thought or observation, and will continue to DO THE EXACT SAME THING TOMORROW AS YESTERDAY, FOREVER INTO THE FUTURE, AD NAUSEUM.

– The business climate in which your company exists is FOREVER STATIC, TOTALLY UNCHANGING; your markets and customers are TOTALLY PREDICTABLE, immobile, constantly LOYAL TO YOU AND ONLY YOU, AND YOUR COMPETITION IS NOT HUNGRY, SETTLES FOR THE CRUMBS YOU LEAVE BEHIND NOW and FOREVER.

– TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMIES OF YOUR BUSINESS, THE COUNTRIES YOU OPERATE IN, AND, FOR THAT MATTER, THE WORLD WE LIVE IN STAY EXACTLY THE SAME AS THEY ARE NOW, FOREVER.

If these conditions do not exist in your Corporate Universe, consider building Unshakable Trust, the Pursuit of Truth, and Communication That Counts instead.

Plaques are a terrible way to communicate, especially in today’s dynamic workplace.

Binthar Dunthat is a pseudonym, of course, for an individual who is keen to see the end of mission statements languishing on plaques rather than being used as a fully engaging performance enhancer. “He” blew off some steam here, but is basically spot on about how most corporations miss the true utility of mission statements and carefully crafted and communicated values.

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In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

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How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Hiring Outsiders Costs Money. Save it by Investing in Human Development.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Valentines Day Marks the Halfway Point in Q1 – How Are Your Leadership Resolutions Fairing?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Be Great to Work With

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

We Love the Energizing Month of May

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Toyota Agrees: Machines Don’t Innovate – People Do.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

A Culture of Agility Requires a Commitment to the Pursuit of Truth

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership Starts with Engagement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership in Public Management

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In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Time to Rehire Yourself?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Of Lollipops and Leadership

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – November 2011

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Dumb Things Bosses Do

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Dumb Things Bosses Do

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Leadership: It all starts with you

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Performance Reviews done well require great communication.

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

No One Was Ever Motivated by a Meeting

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

No One Ever Improved by Having Their “Performance Reviewed Annually”

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Meetings That Rock!

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

Inhibit Intellectual Growth and Innovation in Your Company

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

How to incorrectly use ‘Management By Objectives’

How to Ensure Future Embarrassment Through Corporate "Mission, Goal, Value, or Vision" Statements Enshrined on Plaques By Binthar Dunthat

In a broom or coat closet at every major corporate headquarters in the world (usually hidden somewhere off of the main lobby), lie a host of dust-covered time-bombs representing pompous, if well-intended, blitherings of past management teams. They take many forms and shapes and run the gauntlet of materials in their construction. Some are etched metal signs, riveted to fine-wood moldings. Many are plastic shiny engravings. Some are chiseled in stone, heavy, requiring a Sisyphus-like effort to move (or hide). And then there is my personal favorite, the laser-etched wooden plaque (particularly popular in the 1980's!). Rarely have I met an executive who doesn't winch when reminded of these past follies! So, why do they DO them at all?

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