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jgrubbs-blogJohn Grubbs is rapidly becoming one of world's foremost experts on generational change in the workplace. His ability to deliver relevant, high-quality information in a fun and entertaining way has earned him many keynote speaking opportunities with national associations and Fortune 50 companies.

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"I've heard John Grubbs speak on several occasions. I always appreciate his candor and directness. He really gets to the heart of workplace issues and isn't afraid to challenge management styles and in-the-box thinking. I would recommend John Grubbs to any organization wanting to motivate leaders, inspire HR professionals, or inform employees."

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The Wiggler, The Stickler, and The Hermit

By John Grubbs

Understanding the tendencies of managers can be very entertaining and humorous.  Learning to identify the common challenges faced by many managers can enlighten us to the point that we improve our own performance.  Labels can help us identify both the success and failure we all experience when assuming a leadership position within an organization.  As you read this, I encourage you to examine these labels for both intrinsic and extrinsic value.  In other words, do you sometimes exhibit behavior that can be indentified with each label?  Have you worked with others that fit these descriptions?

The wiggler is very common among managers.  They cannot seem to be “nailed down” to anything concrete.  There is no sense of value in an organization managed by the wiggler.  Every day seems to ebb and flow with each new challenge. 

Employees of the wiggler are very frustrated because decisions and behavior must be guessed daily.  There is no consistency of message or action.  The daily perspective changes and team members opt to do nothing until the wiggler makes a wiggle.  This isolating environment lacks leadership because the follower has no clue what direction to move. 

Wiggler organizations are very susceptible to “flavor of the month” programs that lack continuity with the organization as a whole.  Employees view each new program as another attempt to...

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2 Day Talent Boot Camp

Are your supervisors and managers ready?  How will they attract and keep the best and brightest as the jobs return?

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Book our 2-Day Intensive Talent Boot Camp at your organization for up to 30 leaders in each session. Get your leaders ready for the coming battle. Our proven methodology will help your teams keep the best and brightest while attracting new talent for your organization. 

You will learn:
  1. Why the workplace is going to war for talent
  2. How to survive the coming storm for knowledge
  3. Why most managers are clueless
  4. Ten fatal trends that can cause you to fail
  5. How to develop a written talent strategy
  6. How to win the war for the best talent

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