Even Joe the Pipefitter must look askance at some of the moves made in corporate America when faced with a string of bad news…. Read More»
To understand the changes that are taking place in the workplace, one important factor to consider is the different generations. There are always exceptions to the rule, but I am referring to some general characteristics of a few generations that had an impact in the business world. My parents’ generation—mostly baby boomers—were raised, for the […] Read more… Read More»
The modern workplace is a collection of new technologies, new business strategies, and new leadership methodologies… and the same staggering number of disengaged employees.
What was once an emerging trend is now a full-blown problem that costs US businesses an estimated $450 to $550 billion each year. However, the cost of poor employee engagement is hardly confined to a monetary figure…. Read More»
In the latest episode of Work That Matters, culture-guy Chris Edmonds reveals what leaders can do to create cultures that help business and people flourish. Chris’s latest book The Culture Engine provides a foundation for the interview…. Read More»
Making your business more human and more personal is vital to success. Customers have a more pleasant experience interacting with real people with real personalities. Employees are more satisfied if they feel like individuals rather than cogs in a machine. This creates loyalty, the willingness of both customers and colleagues to stick around when prices rise or you struggle to raise wages.
But how do you get that right?… Read More»
A number of leaders have shared this with me, quietly, as we’ve been exploring the whole concept of trust, how it works, how it breaks down, how to build it, and how to be a trusted leader.
Fascinated by how often I’ve met leaders who really don’t trust themselves to lead, I wanted to know more. Here’s what I found…… Read More»
I had a great mom.
She always used to say, “No Matter the Question, Love is the Answer.” This maxim weaves itself through all facets of life—from personal to vocational to emotional and beyond…. Read More»
Being more mindful simply means being more aware of what’s going on, really being “present” in the moment, and paying attention. It’s amazing to think how something as simple as this can increase employee engagement.
First, let’s look at some of the science behind how being more mindful can make you happier and more productive at work, and then I’ll give you some tips on how you can be more mindful…. Read More»
This headline, “Exec loses job after allegedly slapping toddler on plane,” is an anger-evoking true story that spread quickly. Understanding why can help you spread your ideas, piggybacking on certain kinds of momentous events. “High arousal” negative emotions such as anger or anxiety spur us to share messages with others, discovered Wharton professor Jonah Berger, author of Contagious…. Read More»