Makarios Consulting Blog

It’s Always Been a Matter of Trust

In our work with leaders around the globe we continually emphasize how crucial it is for leaders to build trust with their followers. Without trust, leaders are unable to build strong relationships, keep followers engaged, or establish a shared vision for the future. In a recent employee survey we conducted for one of our clients, … Continue reading It’s Always Been a Matter of Trust

Workplace Flexibility – We’re Not in Kansas anymore

Recently, the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) began a partnership called Moving Work Forward. Its’ aim is to transform the way organizations approach workplace flexibility, and to show how flexible workplaces can benefit employers and employees and help employers develop workplace cultures that fully embrace and implement strategies … Continue reading Workplace Flexibility – We’re Not in Kansas anymore

Is Your Business Inwardly Focused? Three Reasons to Re-evaluate Your Mindset

During the 70’s the Swiss watch industry was suffering.  Why you ask?  Were not Swiss watches the “gold standard” in precise, accurate and much desired timepieces?  Well, yes and no.  Yes, because for decades the Swiss enjoyed the prestige and profits of their finely made mechanical watches.  They believed their watches to be of superior … Continue reading Is Your Business Inwardly Focused? Three Reasons to Re-evaluate Your Mindset

What’s Your Railgun?

Businesses can be so wedded to old ideas that they ignore transformative innovations. “Not Invented Here” and “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” are just two of the excuses given to avoid shaking things up. If it takes a bomb to light a fire under your management team, maybe it’s time to roll out … Continue reading What’s Your Railgun?

Effective Listening — A Business Person’s New Year’s Resolution

There is a wonderful Christmas hymn titled “Do You Hear What I Hear?” that I have loved since I was young.  The hymn reminds us that, if we listen closely, we can hear a song in the trees announcing the birth of the Christ child.  I thought of that hymn this week as I considered … Continue reading Effective Listening — A Business Person’s New Year’s Resolution