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Employee Engagement

Do You Know How to Give (and receive) Feedback?

Josh Bersin | Posted 08.29.2015 | Business
Josh Bersin

Feedback is a tricky subject. When someone bugs you or does something you don't like, there's a natural tendency to want to say something to them. But as everyone knows, if you don't find the right way to say it, they won't listen and you'll probably just hurt your relationship.

What Amazon's Work Culture Tells Us About Employee Disengagement

Ryan Scott | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Having surpassed Walmart as the most successful retailer in the country, Amazon is a titanic force that has revolutionized consumer culture. But these employee confessions made me recoil at a corporate culture that can only be described as a real-life Hunger Games.

The Ugly But Honest Truth About Motivation

Elliot Begoun | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

We are fascinated by motivation, its origin, how to obtain it, keep it, fuel it and more. We have motivational speakers, self-help books and gurus all available and ready to help us be and stay motivated. But motivation, like so many other human emotions or thoughts, rises and falls, or more aptly ebbs and flows.

5 Ways Leaders Survive Election Season at Work

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Yes, election season is upon us, and believe it or not, it is possible to survive election cycles with your leadership integrity and the trust of your team intact. Use these five practical tips to avoid sabotaging your team's success with your own personal political biases.

There Is No Trade-Off Between Profit and Purpose

Alex Edmans | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Alex Edmans

Social responsibility is not immediately appreciated by the stock market and -- like any long-run investment -- takes many years to pay off. Thus, investors should not evaluate companies according to whether they meet quarterly earnings targets, but instead take a long-term view.

Fixing the Leaky Bucket: What Tech Companies Must Do to Retain Their Best Female Talent

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

If more young women are joining the tech industry, who will they have as mentors and role models if established women in tech are leaving in droves? It's time for companies to accept and address cultural shortcomings and start working with female employees to fix them.

3 Ways That Recognition Reduces Employee Turnover

Eric Mosley | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Eric Mosley

With job openings at a 15-year high, workers are in the driver's seat. It's an employee market.

How Top Companies Are Engaging Employees in Their Wellness Program

Kirsi Paalanen | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Kirsi Paalanen

When diving in a little deeper with a client of mine, I found the top reasons why their employees did not engage and were not achieving their health goals. The first was that they did not have time. Second, they were too stressed out at work.

Making Sure the Cup Stays Full at Starbucks: Leveraging Narratives from to Improve Recruitment and Retention

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Sophie Sakellariadis

Employee engagement in the retail industry has long been an uphill battle, but Starbucks has been a trailblazer in the field, pioneering generous health benefits, tuition support, and long-term career development programs. But are these efforts paying off?

6 Traits of An Engaged Employee

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

For those who realize it, employee engagement is the magic ingredient and the special sauce that makes all the difference in business. Simply stated, employee engagement is the discretionary effort, willingness, and the ability of employees to contribute to the success of an organization

3 Things Companies Want in Their Nonprofit Partnerships

Brady Josephson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

It's a fundamental question when it comes to fundraising and marketing in general. If you know what _______ wants, then you just need to give 'it' to them.

An Employee Engagement Strategy That Guarantees Success

Kevin Kruse | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Kevin Kruse

The right employee engagement strategy instead of being top down, is from the bottom up.

Does Participation or Engagement Drive Success in Corporate Wellness?

Alan Kohll | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Alan Kohll

When it comes to your employee wellness program, participation and engagement are not the same thing. It's important to distinguish between the two because the first might boost numbers, but the second will ultimately determine your success.

Your Source of Competitive Advantage? Bob.

Joyce Maroney | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Joyce Maroney

Great organizations are defined by the extent to which their brand promise translates into the rewarding experiences that we have when we interact with them.

Eastern Charm to Corporate Leadership: My Inspirations From Indian Weddings

Karthik Rajan | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Why people embark on a journey to show up at an Indian wedding is more than a social obligation -- to engage, to enjoy, to contribute, to participate and above all feel good about themselves and for the people around them.

3 Things You Can Do to Engage Millennial Employees

Brady Josephson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Brady Josephson

As companies become filled with Millennials and they start to drive more of the work and giving culture, the relationship between companies and causes will only grow in importance.

3 Critical Elements for Building a Phenomenal Company Culture

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Small Business
Jamilah Corbitt

Although this is my first stab at scaling a company, I'm no stranger to leadership and teamwork. Throughout my lifetime as an athlete, I've been on all types of teams that ranged from less-skilled but fundamentally sound and hard-working, to highly-talented yet dysfunctional and toxic.

Caring: The Key to Connection

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

The importance of connecting with people never changes, and as a leader, that connection is a key element in your ultimate success.

Diversity Is a Business Crisis in Silicon Valley

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Granted, Silicon Valley is investing in programs to attract women and minorities to the technology field, engender good will, and increase workforce diversity through pipeline development. But there continues to be a lack of urgency to change.

Employees versus Teams

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

In the world of business, there is no clearer divide than that between an employee and a team member. Employees punch in, set about their assigned ...

Courageous Leadership: Tools to Courageously Give and Receive Feedback

Brooke Deterline | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Brooke Deterline

Courage: To act with on our values with an open heart in the face of fear. Leadership: Is based on behavior, not position. The ability to model and inspire the best in others and positively impact group dynamics, organizational culture.

Managing the Restless Millennial Employee

Ryan Scott | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

For companies interested in retaining millennials, it's vital to infuse cause work into the corporate ethos, and then to structure the volunteer experience in ways that will be attractive to millennials.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 43: The #1 Thing Your Business Should Do For The Future of Work

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

I always ask organizations why they do certain things ─ why they offer certain perks, why they create open office space, what they think about when it comes to the future of work.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 42: Why Embracing Vulnerability is Crucial to Success

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

When we think of vulnerability, we think of problems. In software we think of a mistake ─ a way for people to hack in. When we think of vulnerability in people, we think of weaknesses. But, the reality is that in the workplace vulnerability is quite a big strength.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 42: Why Embracing Vulnerability is Crucial to Success

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of The Future in 5, I talk about embracing vulnerability in the workplace. When we think of vulnerability, we think of problems. In software we think of a mistake -- a way for people to hack in.