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Employee Engagement

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.

Engagement: From Strategy to Success

Steve Delfin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Steve Delfin

According to Ryan Scott, "Each year, $10 billion is left unclaimed in matching gifts. That's more than is raised in all employee workplace giving campaigns each year."

Three Ways to Restore Human Value in Corporate Cultures

Kare Anderson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

In most companies today, the focus of attitudes, language and behavior is on task excellence and achieving results. This is necessary, but insufficient.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 41: Embracing Failure vs. Encouraging Failure

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

There are a lot of organizations that say they embrace failure ─ in fact, they reward failure. But, that does not mean that they encourage failure. There really is a difference between the two.

Why B Corps Have Great Employee Engagement

Ryan Honeyman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Ryan Honeyman

Becoming a Certified B-Corporation can help unleash the passion, initiative and imagination of employees by connecting them with the larger meaning behind their work.

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Money

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Money, just the mention of it can stir strong emotions. Whether we have little or a lot, we all have a connection to its use and acquisition. There are people who brazenly grab and grasp for all they can and others who vilify its unequal distribution.

'Why Did You Have to Wait Until I Resigned to Let Me Know You Appreciated Me?'

Aenslee Tanner | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Aenslee Tanner

A manager in one of my leadership workshops recounted the sad story of how one of her team members reacted to the heartfelt speech she had made recognizing his contributions on his last day with the company. Unfortunately, this scenario of "too little to late" is far from uncommon.

Three Ways to Engage Employees in Environmentalism

Tim Mohin | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Tim Mohin

The first Earth Day was held in Washington DC. Just about everything has changed since 1970, but our annual celebration of Earth Day has only gained momentum.

What's the Matter with Work?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

When I was kid growing up, I saw work in a very particular way. A lot of it stems from visiting my dad at work, when I was six or seven. My dad worked in a bank. It was a formal imposing bank, with marble, and big gothic architecture.

The 1 Reason Some Leaders are Good and Others are Great

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Why is it that some leaders are good while others accomplish greatness? I was contemplating this over my morning coffee. I see this play out so often, in business, politics and sports.

Confession: I Loved My Onboarding Experience

HopeLab | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business

It's been over a year and a half since I joined HopeLab, and I'm still wistfully thinking about my onboarding experience. Who does that? Well, apparently I do. It's one of my idiosyncrasies, but we'll get to those in a moment.

New Report on Millennials Shows Link Between Engagement and Cause Work

Ryan Scott | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Millennials are increasingly engaging with causes and tend to believe that a company that cares about causes will care about treating them well, too.

The Disengagement Factory

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is a story and experience that all too many employees around the world face. Our companies have become "disengagement factories."

#TheFuturein5 Episode 35: Inside the Offices of LinkedIn!

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is a very special episode of The Future in Five where I take a look inside the offices of LinkedIn.

The Seven Habits of Organizations Who Truly Value People

TJ Trent | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
TJ Trent

Studies show that top organizations are successful because they make their employees feel valued. Thriving organizations make their people feel valued by practicing these seven habits.

#TheFuturein5 Episode 33: Does Dress Code at Work Matter?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Short answer: yes! However, it is part of a big picture where a lot of things come into play: dress code, corporate culture, technologies that you use, etc.

It's the Culture, Stupid

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Culture follows performance and behavior, not the other way around. The difference between you and the competitor who is beating you is the discipline to make these choices more often and effectively.

Why I Regretted Hiring the 'Perfect' Employee

Marc Lore | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Marc Lore

On paper, he looked like the ideal hire. Ivy League education. Top-notch work experience. Strong referrals. Rationally, all signs suggested I should hire him. And yet, I felt what can only be described as a "tap on the shoulder" -- an intuitive, but impossible-to-pinpoint feeling that something was off.