build a solid culture

How One to One meetings build a solid culture of engaged employees

How often do you engage with your direct-reports? I don’t mean a list of updates at a weekly meeting, or a drive-by debrief when something is falling apart.  What I mean is:  How often do you sit and talk about what is motivating them? what’s wearing them down?  How often do you tell them whatContinue Reading

offsite leadership

7 Benefits of a Leadership Offsite

We’ve seen periods where our clients were big on over-the-top boondoggle getaways for the leadership team and times when they stopped all workshops and retreats for austerity reasons. That’s two ends of a spectrum and neither end is ideal for most organizations.   Instead, somewhere in the middle – a getaway from the day-to-day challenges ofContinue Reading

employee retention strategies

Our five favourite employee retention strategies

Do you want to keep your best employees? You might think money, vacation time, health benefits are things that keep people working hard. In a few cases, that might be true, but more often than not, those financial benefits rank low on why we stay in a job. Think back over your career, the jobsContinue Reading

onboarding new employees

Six ideas for successfully onboarding new employees

We’re lucky people here at Padraig. We get to work closely with some of the most amazing leaders and leadership teams across North America (and, indeed a bit of Europe and Asia too). Not only do we get to help these extraordinary leaders become even better at what they do, accomplish even greater things andContinue Reading