Articles by John Lankford

Talent Development: Interview with Kevin N. Koehler President, Construction Association of Michigan

Did you know the Construction Association of Michigan is launching a Leadership Academy in the first quarter of 2018 that you can send members of your leadership team to? Learn from a President who is taking action to provide leadership training to help more than 2000 companies in Michigan. If your company is not big enough yet to have your own custom leadership training, you can and should participate by enrolling your leaders in this powerful leadership development program. Be proactive or ... [Click Here]

Accountability System: Interview with BJ Filthaut, President, JB Cutting

You will be surprised how powerfully this second generation brother and sister have implemented their new accountability system and how performance standards have contributed to almost 40% growth in their business in approximately three years. Their openness to learning and creating a great place to work is a powerful example of recognizing how to leverage outside experts. Your company has experienced tremendous growth for the last three years in a row. How has that helped your management team ... [Click Here]

Counting on Accountability – Aligning Your Human Capital

A Performance Management System is the glue that bonds employee performance to a company’s mission. When fully leveraged, it aligns employees at every level with the organization’s key business goals and assures accountability. The sad reality is less than five percent of today’s business leaders understand the value and business implications of using their Performance Management System the way it was designed. I’ve come to that conclusion after 26 years with three Fortune 500 companies, ... [Click Here]