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Employee Engagement:
It’s Business, and it IS Personal

When it comes to employee engagement, it is not strictly business, it’s personal. While providing resources and information enhances relationships, it takes more to strengthen them: a personal connection with people and an investment in their lives. I’ve been writing about this in recent posts. What I’ve found to be true is that the most […]
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Employee Engagement: A Partnership Mindset

Do you have a partnership mindset? Nothing extinguishes employee engagement more than feeling controlled, used or disrespected. But when employees are regarded as partners rather than subjects, they have the highest sense of value. Their performance matches their engagement, and they can accomplish amazing feats. I wrote about this sense of value in my last […]
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Creating a Culture of Engagement

Do you have a culture of engagement in your organization? I wrote about measuring employee engagement in my last post, here. Adopting a philosophy that puts people first, strengthens engagement, provided it’s backed by actions. In my work as a coach, I’ve seen enthusiasm skyrocket when leaders create a positive environment, promote helpfulness, value their staff, and provide the resources necessary […]
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How Do You Measure True Employee Engagement?

How do you measure true employee engagement in your organization? Surveys and studies indicate global job dissatisfaction is at a two-decade high. Disengaged employees account for nearly 70 percent of the workforce, which significantly affects the bottom line, according to data from Towers Watson. They cause corporate income, earnings and profits to suffer to the tune […]
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How Great Leaders Motivate Other People

I’ve been exploring employee motivation and how great leaders motivate other people. This topic comes up frequently in my coaching practice: If it weren’t hard enough to motivate ourselves when tired or bored, it’s even harder to persuade others into action. At one time, it was believed that you used rewards (carrots) to encourage behaviors and […]
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7 Signs of Negative Leadership Motivation

Great leaders understand negative motivation; you certainly don’t have to look far to see people demotivated. In the global workforce today, more than 50 percent of employees are disengaged while only about 17 percent are “actively disengaged” according to recent Gallup data. Gallup has been collecting surveys on employee engagement since 2000 and the problem […]
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Employee Motivation: What’s Your Score?

As a leader, how well do you score in employee motivation? Let’s face it: no matter your formal role or position in an organization, you are a motivator. Colleagues need to complete tasks, partners need to do their share, and employees need to become self-sufficient and responsible. 
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Boredom at Work: 6 Tips to Change It

Boredom at work may be more common than we let on. I hear from some of the clients I coach that not every day is filled with excitement and passion for their work. Although they may be doing what they love in careers they’ve worked long and hard for, sometimes tasks are routine. Others may […]
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Bring Out the Best:
Maintain Excellence in Uncertain Times

How can busy managers bring out the best in people? Nothing is as difficult as managing people in uncertain times. With the rapidly changing competitive environment and new technologies, it’s hard to keep up. Dr. Edward Hallowell, in his book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People suggests five steps to […]
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3 More Steps to Bring Out the Best in People

In my last post, I talked about research from brain science psychiatrist Dr. Edward Hallowell. In his book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People, he suggests five steps to bring out the best in people. I wrote about Step 1: Select, the importance of putting the right people in the […]
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