Friday, December 14, 2018

Five Engaging Questions about Engagement

The research and consulting firm, BlessingWhite, is currently offering a complimentary 2 1/2 hour session, called "Impacting Engagement in 2011: The Leader's Role," in...

Boost Employee Engagement – 3 Questions to Ask

3 Questions You Must Ask to Boost Employee Engagement to Build a More Positive, Productive and Profitable Organization One of the key ingredients necessary to...

5 Signs You Might Be a Bully

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town. -  George Carlin In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy demanded...

Four Drive Model: New Theory on Employee Motivation

The Four Drive Model of Employee Motivation was presented by Lawrence and Nohria in 2002. The model is a holistic way of looking at...

Employee Recognition: More frequently, Please, and Link it to Core Values

Companies are turning to employee recognition as an internal strategy to boost employee engagement and positively impact such metrics as productivity, ROA, ROE, and...

Hungry, hungry, HiPos – Feed your stars, or kiss them goodbye

Ahhh, I recall with sincere fondness the memory of playing certain childhood games.  Sorry, Monopoly, LIFE, and one of my personal favorites – Chutes...

Managing and Motivating Employees in the New Economy

Each person on the planet has their own unique ideas, interests, talents, skills, and motivators. Even twins who share similar DNA have different opinions,...

Don't Forget the "Why" in Your Mission Statement

A colleague of mine, Gwen Kinsey, led a crisp, interactive presentation at a recent leadership breakfast event. The topic was about how mission statements...

Using Training to Support Employee Engagement Initiatives: 7 Keys for Success

Engaged employees demonstrate three characteristics: commitment, involvement and enthusiasm. Employees become engaged when their employers meet their basic needs, create meaningful opportunities to contribute,...

Treating Employees Like Shareholders

Much is made of delivering value to shareholders. Ask any senior director, manager or member of the board what his or her goal is...

Employee Engagement-Just Part of the Puzzle

I recently attended a "Leadership Briefing" presentation, organized by Leadership Fairfax, which featured two stimulating Towers Watson consultants, Max Caldwell and Jennifer Meder. The latest...

Does Job Satisfaction Lead to Better Results?

This question has been studied for decades and no direct relationship has been established. Despite what would seem to be a slam-dunk connection, happier...

Stuck in the Muck – Which of the Four Drives Motivates You the Most?

Think back to a time, and it may even be right now, that you were in a slump, no desire to do a whole...

Helping or Harping?

When front line supervisors and managers are asked to share some of the characteristics of the best manager or supervisor they had ever worked...

The Power of Presence

Deadlines, conference calls, last minute items that pop up, personal commitments—there is a multitude of things that we have to accomplish each day.  It...

Is Your Organization Engaged in Self-Sabotage?

Productivity is becoming more important every day. Fundamentally, it means doing much more with much less. And to be sure, there is scope for...