Adele Sommers

Adele Sommers

Adele Sommers, Ph.D. is the author of the award-winning "Straight Talk on Boosting Business Performance" success program. She helps people start up, tune up, or make over their businesses; align their life passions with their business purposes; and "discover and recover" the profits their businesses may be losing daily through overlooked performance potential.

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Aligning Consequences: 4 Keys To 'Walking Your Talk'

Businesses often overlook essential opportunities to be sure they’re “walking their talk.” If the management says one thing but does another, it’s sending mixed signals, and will likely experience mixed results. Mixed messages can communicate to personnel that they can’t trust what they hear, so they are unlikely to put forth their best effort. Casualties in these situations include morale and motivation.

This article reveals four keys to ensuring that your organization continually aligns its consequences with its expectations. But right now, you might be wondering, “Why are consequences so important? Are they really such a big deal?” Let’s take a look at an enlightening story that can help expose the answer for us.

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