August 17

Transformations – The Talent Challenge


No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

         – Albert Einstein

The past: Employees serve the company. 

The future: Employees are a new category of customers.

Your new customers have needs. Here’s a list:

  • To be heard and have their opinions respected, taken seriously, studied and when appropriate, acted upon. When not acted upon, told why.
  • Have a stake and a voice in defining the culture – a kind of “cultural equity.”
  • Share in the profits – based on their measurable contributions. To satisfy this need, you will have to redefine the balance and resolve the conflict of interest between your employee/customer and your shareholders. This is a tall order.
  • Have a say in determining whether and to what extent they can construct their work schedules, i.e. remote, hybrid or in the office; plant; warehouse; laboratory, etc.
  • Be responsible for achieving the results that contribute to their compensation Yes, most people wantto have a stake in outcomes. It makes them feel relevant. Relevance is an important part of cultural inclusion. Inclusion begets commitment and ownership.
  • To know that they matter and that what they do helps make a difference.

You’ve most likely heard or read about all of these. But what we’ve experienced is that most leaders are picking just the one or two that they’re willing to address, i.e., being locked in the level of consciousness that created the problem.

In upcoming blogs we’ll start to unpack these elements and explore ways to address them.

To explore more about transformation in upcoming posts, follow us at Axies Group on LinkedIn.     


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Book Reviews

Mastering Your Balance

Amazon Book Reviews

D. Thurman April 7, 2021

The areas of balance required to perform as a top level organization are lifted from the almost unconscious to the very conscious in Mastering Your Balance. As a business and executive coach I see business leaders mostly consumed 95% if the time with near term issues. A perpetual game of Whack-A-Mole.

Perhaps, getting the various elements covered in the book in play and more importantly in balance these leaders would have far less moles to whack, and therefore much more time and energy available execute on their greater purpose.

Shane Willard April 21, 2021

Bill & Jason get it. Having coached thousands of businesses and business leaders their insight is invaluable. They beautifully weave Vision, Values, Culture, Strategy & Purpose together into actionable steps any leader can implement. As they say, no matter how good one is at these individual elements, without balance greatness will always lie just behind your reach.

The 'what-would-it-take' concept in Chapter 2 makes you peel back the excuses and think creatively. "To achieve the impossible you must first envision the improbable."

At its core, this book serves as a blueprint for each vital element necessary to achieve success and balance organizationally (and personally). It reminds leadership where they need to focus.

Joe Fera April 1, 2021

What would it take to shatter your limiting beliefs and lead your company to heights only dreamed? Read ‘Mastering Your Balance’. Bill & Jason have demystified the ‘Dark Matter’ of great leadership and great organizations and boiled it down to highly actionable and implementable elements. Aha moments abound!

LR March 31, 2021

Mastering Your Balance answers the question and is a must read and reread for any organization daring to go from good to great! Mastering Your Balance shines a much needed light, drawing our attention to it, causing us to remember it's significance. More than words, we are reminded that a carefully crafted mission/vision statement is the organization's North Star.

Severin Sorensen March 24, 2021

As a business coach I'm always looking for books to inspire the human mind, and give direction to business owners seeking to raise their performance in the great game of business. Mastering Your Balance is one of those books. The authors are experienced in the art of giving profound advice to their clients.