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How closely are your priorities tied to your company’s strategy?

Our reader poll today asks:  How closely are your priorities tied to your company’s strategy? Very. Everything I work on links directly to the strategy: 41% Somewhat. Links exist, but I also have some unrelated priorities: 38% Not very. Most of my work has no clear link to the strategy: 10% Not at all. I don’t even know what […]

How much exposure does your entire organization get to your customers?

Our reader poll today asks: How much exposure does your entire organization get to your customers? A lot. Every function of our company regularly interacts with customers: 34% Some. Occasionally customers will meet with specific groups they have to interact with: 29% Little. Only sales, marketing, the front line and support really interact with customers: […]

When filling open roles, what is your company’s hiring approach?

Our reader poll today asks: When filling open roles, what is your company’s hiring approach? We always try hard to hire and fill from within first: 66% We give a cursory look within but often hire externally: 28% We never look at internal talent and always go external: 6% You’ve got the talent, but are […]

If you’re assigned prework for a meeting or training event, how do you approach it?

Our reader poll today asks: If you’re assigned prework for a meeting or training event, how do you approach it? Rigorously: I do all the prework to the best of my ability: 39% Seriously: I do the work, but I don’t overexert myself: 48% Minimally: I do the bare minimum required of me: 11% I […]

Do you enjoy negotiating?

Our reader poll today asks: Do you enjoy negotiating? I love it! I’ll negotiate over everything: 10% I like it especially for important things: 31% It’s OK, but it doesn’t really excite me: 26% Not really. I find it uncomfortable: 24% Not at all. I hate every aspect of it: 9% Let’s make a deal. A […]

How likely are you to overcommit yourself and run yourself down from doing so?

Our reader poll today asks: How likely are you to overcommit yourself and run yourself down from doing so? Very. I do it all the time: 42% Somewhat. I try not to overcommit but it happens occasionally: 46% Not very. I rarely find myself overcommitted: 7% Not at all. I manage commitments rigorously so I’m not […]