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Employee Engagement

No More Drive-by Thank-You's

Kevin Kruse | Posted 11.29.2015 | Business
Kevin Kruse

"Thanks," Bill said as he walked by, rapping his knuckles on the top of my cube wall. "See you tomorrow," I glanced at my watch. Every day, at exactl...

Engage Employees by Helping Them Fulfill Their Sense of Purpose

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

Recruiting and keeping top talent is one of the keys to having a successful business, and there's increasing recognition that if employers do not engage their workers in an effective way, employees will take their business elsewhere.

What We Can Learn from the Disembodied Voice

Joan Michelson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Joan Michelson

Employees generally disengage from their work because they don't feel they can be themselves there. For many, it's because they feel they need to hide something about themselves to keep their job and/or advance.

Dear Manager: A Manifesto for Conscious Employees

Susan Bernstein | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Susan Bernstein

My heart ached. I read about the hostility, chaos, internal competition, bullying, lack of clarity, and a host of other toxic situations that many of you are facing. I wanted to fix your toxic work problems. But how?

5 Ways to Improve Employee Development at Your Company

David Hassell | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
David Hassell

Employee development is a long-term initiative, but it also leads to short-term benefits like increased loyalty and improved performance and engagement.

Work-Life Balance: Can Friends Help?

Eryc Eyl | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

I have long advocated that the secret to keeping your head and your heart while keeping your job is to integrate your work with a meaningful, fun, and fulfilling life, instead of trying to balance work against life. As research has repeatedly shown, work friendships can be a key to that integration.

Fire Customers

Peter Aceto | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

When leading change, keep what is best about your culture and rotate around your strengths.

4 Benefits of Accurate Job Descriptions for Small Businesses

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

The stresses and responsibilities that come with running a small business aren't so "small." In fact, there are a lot of issues that quickly arise when systems and procedures aren't properly implemented. And it all starts with the expectations you set for your employees from the beginning.

Leverage Your Greatest Assets to Deliver Results

Randy Pennington | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Right now - as you read this sentence - your organization's greatest assets are alienating your customers, resisting changes, or costing your organization money that could be used for more productive uses. I'm talking about your people.

Employee Engagement: The New Source of Competitive Advantage

Thomas Buus Madsen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Thomas Buus Madsen

Employee engagement has become a hot management topic. Engaged employees, who willingly perform beyond what is set out in their job description, are perceived as the new source of competitive advantage.

Want Your Employees to Deliver Great Service? Take Off the Handcuffs!

Heather Younger | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Heather Younger

I have worked in a customer-facing role for many years. The one thing that undermines true customer service focus is when employees are not empowered to focus on doing what is right for the customer.

Millennials' Expectations Transform Employee Engagement: The New Corporate Philanthropy

Rebecca Lucore | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Rebecca Lucore

As baby boomers exit the workforce en masse, the race to attract the best and brightest millennials has employers across the country scratching their heads, re-thinking the tried and true recruitment and retention strategies they have relied on for decades.

Clean the Toilet

Peter Aceto | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

My family and I are huge fans of the international phenomenon we know today as Cirque du Soleil. We are amazed and dazzled with each show and wonder how they can continue to innovate and surprise their audiences time and again.

Unleashing Human Potential and the Future of Work

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

In Deloitte's 2014 Global Human Capital Trends survey report, it was noted that a huge gap existed between the urgency of the talent and leadership issues facing leaders, and their organizations' readiness to respond.

Powerful and Surprising Arts and Business Partnerships: Enriching Workplaces and Communities Nationwide

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 10.16.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

The arts can help recruit talent, advance corporate objectives, develop a wider consumer-base, engage employees, and build stronger communities by contributing to the economy and quality of life.

Just be yourself

Peter Aceto | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

what do the words of Paracelsus, Alterius non sit qui suus esse potest, mean? "Let no man be another's who can be his own," or more simply, just be yourself. The enemy of ambiguity is clarity. Be clear whenever you can.

5 Things Your Employees Aren't Telling You But You Need to Know

Heather Younger | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Heather Younger

If you are someone who is truly interested in creating a more open work culture and increasing engagement with your employees, try caring more.

What Amazon (And Every Company) Should Learn from Robin Williams

Kevin Delaney | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Kevin Delaney

In the never-ending quest to improve employee retention, morale and engagement, I wonder... could it all be improved if we let a bit more real (and messy) life make its way into the halls and conference rooms of the workplace?

One Quality That Will Make You a Better Leader

Elliot Begoun | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

It is another busy afternoon. Your schedule is full and there is little time for you to accomplish those items on your list that demand your attenti...

Are Machines Taking Over?

Alex Pirouz | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

As the industrial revolution makes way for the digital revolution, with machines performing ever more complex tasks and online platforms replacing bricks and mortar businesses, more and more jobs in today's economy will begin to disappear.

How Everyone Wins When "We" Comes Before "Me"

Peter Aceto | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

A mentor of mine once said: "You can't be an outlier unless you want to actually turn the tables upside down." It's time the business world turns the tables upside down.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

Warning: Workplace Wellness Is Hazardous to Your Health

Al Lewis | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Al Lewis

As a CEO of a company in a competitive industry, I cross my fingers that my competitors will implement wellness programs. Indeed, the more comprehensive their programs, the better it is for me.

Why Does This Baby Make You Smile?

Susan Fowler | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Susan Fowler

Scientists have discovered that human beings thrive when all three psychological needs are satisfied: Autonomy, Relatedness, and Competence. Regardless of generation, gender, job classification, race, or cultural influences, people have a high need for relatedness.

How Employee Engagement Benefits Your Bottom Line

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

You've heard it time and time again. The best way to attract customers is by engaging them. What happens, though, when you engage your employees? Does this bring benefits to your bottom line?