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Phil Teaches COPE in Ardmore

The Arbuckle Area SHRM chapter and the Southern Oklahoma Leadership Luncheon came together Jan. 12th to host LRI President Phil Wilson, as he addressed the core leadership skill of follow up and follow through. Phil led the group through one of the learning modules of the Approachable Leadership Learning System, and taught the COPE method – Capture, Organize, Prioritize, and Execute.

Labor Relations Insight

by Phil Wilson I’ve Been Everywhere, Man…

I am home for the first full week in a month and looking forward to a holiday weekend before I hit the trail again. Traveling can get old, but there are parts of it I really enjoy. It is great to meet new people. Of course I like to talk about what’s going on the world of labor relations and approachable leadership. But traveling also gives me a great opportunity to learn and grow too.

I thought for this month’s insight I’d take readers on a quick tour of the last month, along with what I learned along the way. Who knows, maybe you’ll pick up a thing or two yourself?

My first swing took me to Green Bay, Denver, Washington DC, and Minneapolis. This trip included doing labor relations training and updates for HR leaders and a C-Suite group, an approachability workshop,

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Interesting Toronto Star article on a union drive at The Trump Hotel

The Toronto Star recently published a story about a “quickie election” (5-day election) in Toronto Canada. There are a number of interesting points in the article. I really thought this article illustrates some key Left of Boom points.

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Fast Company Article on #ApproachableLeadership

This is a great article with terrific #ApproachableLeadership tips from Fast Company.

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Phil on Approachability Concepts in MainSt.com Article

mainst-logo In MainSt.com’s May 4th article titled, “7 Things You Don’t Realize You’re Doing That Demotivate Your Team,” Phil addressed the tendency for managers to “over manage” their employees, attempting to find external ways to motivate them. “That’s just not the way it works,” Wilson says. “People are motivated for their own reasons. The manager’s job is to create an environment where this internal motivation can express itself naturally.”

Check out the article to read Phil’s recommendations for how to effectively motivate your team.

Repel or Attract?

Gallup recently confirmed a message Phil Wilson has been trying to hammer into the employer community for a while now: unengaged managers create unengaged employees. Something new Gallop brings to the table is how much it’s costing us.

“By Gallup’s estimates, the ‘not engaged’ group costs the U.S. $77 billion to $96 billion annually through their impact on those they manage. And when we factor in the impact of the ‘actively disengaged’ group, those figures jump to $319 billion to $398 billion annually.”

lob-boxshot-cropIn addition, Gallop found that half the employees they surveyed had left a job “due to a disengaged manager.” On the flip side, as you might imagine, “great managers inspire greatness.”

Phil’s just published book Left of Boom: Putting Proactive Engagement to Work goes in depth into what managers can

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