Creative engagement and employee engagement are the chicken and the egg. Or the egg and the chicken. Impossible to know which comes first because they so strongly reinforce each other. And that’s why it’s a good idea to strive for … Read more
You know those company videos or blog posts aimed at showing the world just how great Company X is to work for? Everyone is having fun at work, and they’re smiling while talking about all the perks. We have come … Read more
“If I could wave my magic wand, I’d set everybody free.” —Neil Peart
Call me Mr. Pixie.
That image, now delightedly (or unfortunately) burned into the memory of nearly every one of my colleagues and cohorts, is a special … Read more
Communication between leaders and their workforce is a hallmark of a successful organization. Poorly executed communication strategies can lead to lost productivity, distrust, and a disengaged workforce. But a commitment to strong and consistent communication can help employees perform to … Read more
The employee engagement survey results are in. Now what? You can collect data until you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t have a way to turn that information into actionable insights, it’s not going to make an ounce … Read more
Technology has given us the ability to stay connected 24/7 which is a blessing and also a curse. One of the downsides is that the lines between work and down time have become increasingly blurred. Many companies feel that employees … Read more
While unemployment numbers are looking great, the same can definitely not be said for under employment. Those numbers are sky-high. Additionally, those who are lucky enough to be employed full time are keeping their titles just a little too long … Read more
Did you know that when an employee leaves their job, 67% of the time it’s not the job, it’s the boss? Of course you know the importance of keeping your best employees from becoming someone else’s top talent, but exactly … Read more
Long-winded professionals make lousy leaders. You feel no inspiration hearing them tear through another management monologue. You can’t readily recall the most important messages from the last lengthy lecture you heard from senior leadership, and you’re tired of hearing executives … Read more
There’s a reason most people dread Mondays: They’re notorious catch-up days. You answer the dozens of emails you neglected over the weekend and attempt to make sense of your triple-booked calendar for the week.
By the time you actually start … Read more
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. ~Arnold Bennett
Change is hard. We all know that. Changing anything in an organization can seem like a daunting task; changing the culture of an … Read more
I had the good fortune of having my interest in the power of culture sparked nearly 20 years ago when I was a VP with a major automotive supplier. We wanted to foster a positive environment and build an “involvement … Read more
Does your business compete primarily on product and price?
That kind of old-school strategy may win you customers in the near term. However, competing on price or product is really just a race to the bottom.
Along the way, you’ll … Read more