Tag Archives: employee engagement

Communication Beyond Texting and Email Creates Trust

“No more evasive answers. No more coy innuendos…” (Spoof on an Apple gadget and the perfect relationship) by Lois Zachary I spend a lot of time talking and writing about the need for good conversation. I see it as the … Continue reading

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How Good People Skills Boost Business Performance

Here are some great stats on how engaged employees fuel an organization’s business performance: Companies with strong talent practices outperformed their peer group, earning 22% higher shareholder returns. (McKinsey) Good people practices can increase a company’s value by as much as … Continue reading

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How Effective Leaders Can Engage Talent with Boldness

by Holly Green Are you brave, valiant, valorous, audacious, and swashbuckling? Or are you timorous, trepid, faint-hearted, and pusillanimous? Find out how to be bold as you “go for the gold.” 2012 is the year to be bold!  The economy … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Odds of Success with Change Management

“Only a third of excellent companies remain excellent for decades, and when organizations try to transform themselves, even fewer succeed” Scott Keller and Colin Price, authors of Beyond Performance. That’s a tough hurdle. It’s as if companies are designed to … Continue reading

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Dog SledTeams, the Antidote to Employee Disengagement

by Michael Lee Stallard For the second year in a row, 84 percent of American workers intend to actively look for a new job. This according to a recent survey by Right Management.  Last year, The Conference Board published a … Continue reading

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Leadership Like Porn, I’ll Know It When I See It”

by Kenny Moore When I lived in the monastery as a Catholic priest, 20% of my superiors thought they were Divinely inspired.  Now that I’m working in Corporate America, the number’s up to 80%.  In my company, I’m one of … Continue reading

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Is U.S. Management the Best in the World?

Three prestigious schools and one consulting firm: Harvard Business School, London School of Economics, McKinsey & Company, and Stanford say, “Yes.” They spent ten years studying a range of management practices in 10,000 firms in 20 countries to generate an overall … Continue reading

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Good Stats for Defending Training & Development Investment

If telling your CEO that it’s important to have happy employees is too touchy-feely for him or her, here are some great stats you can use to defend investing in learning and development trainings. Ron Thomas, a principal at StrategyFocusedHR, recently provided some great … Continue reading

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You’re Not in Camelot

The good news: the economy is improving. Bad news: those employees you expected to stay are now looking to jump ship. They are four times as likely to be dis-engaged if their direct supervisor or manager is dis-engaged. In a recent … Continue reading

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Are You Cut Out for Management?

In my old job in the news business, good producers or reporters were often promoted into management without leadership training.  That sometimes proved disastrous in stressful situations, where screaming and verbal assaults were the norm.  At the time that was considered the step “up the ladder of … Continue reading

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