Prepare your teams to be effective.
While attending a company event, Janet Pilcher had the opportunity to sit down with Jim Roth, co-founder and CEO of Huron Consulting Group, to discuss how we prepare clients for their future. Jim’s leadership positions Huron to be highly committed to hiring talented people, building an engaged work environment, and serving clients with the highest level of service. Jim is a trusted advisor to many organizational CEOs around the world, and many of us at Huron.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How can leaders prepare their teams for an ever-changing future?
- What does Huron do to prepare its clients to own their own future?
- Why is it important to expose yourself to a variety of people, cultures, and perspectives?
The past may be a Shakespearean prologue, but the future is dodgeball. Ben Rosen, chairman of Compaq Computer Corp. and an early investor in Lotus Development, was the semiconductor analyst at Morgan Stanley eight years before me.
Organizations perform at different levels, some are poor, others good, and very few are excellent. What makes an organization excellent? It's their relentless commitment to continuous improvement. Great organizations are willing to get their hands dirty and face the brutal facts to improve, even when things are going well.
Do we take quick, decisive, meaningful actions every day? Or do we find ourselves waiting for our next assignment, redoing our work, or missing deadlines? Executing well plays a critical role in moving organizations forward and exceeding results.
Valued employees are engaged employees. The relationship between an employee and their leader directly impacts employee satisfaction. For 93% of employees, trust in their direct leader is essential to staying satisfied at work and over 50% of employees surveyed say if they aren't satisfied at work, they can't put forth their best effort.