Empower Your Employees and They Will Power Your Brand

  In today’s world, with the average job length of approximately three years, employees will have close to 15 jobs in their career. We hear that there is no such thing as employer/employee loyalty anymore. Let’s face it; no one stays with the same job 30 years and gets a gold watch at retirement. Global […] Read moreRead More»

9 Leadership Essentials to Cause Meaningful Work

I’ve written about the characteristics of meaningful work. But what are its catalysts? It’s one thing to know what this type of work looks like. Its creation, however, something altogether different. Creating a culture where meaningful work occurs is a shared responsibility between managers and employees. Employees must be willing to see that the workplace […] Read moreRead More»

Engagement Encouraged at All Levels Ensures a Thriving Company

I’m all for making 21st century business progressive, innovative and a significant step from the draconian approach that has plagued the world for the past hundred years or so. This evolution needs to be thorough, but it still has to remain practical. No matter how flat your organization is there will always be a vertical […] Read moreRead More»

Why Every Organization Needs Some Misfits

Over the past two months or so, I’ve been playing around a lot on Google Plus – more on that, and on our amazing mentor Elaine Lindsay, in an upcoming post. For now, let’s leave it at this: to use Google’s “Hangout” feature is to fall instantly and forever in love. Telephone? What’s that? Skype? […] Read moreRead More»

Social Business Needs a Culture of Social Leadership

I have been arguing for several years now that the real value of social media goes way beyond marketing and communications: it is teaching us a new way to lead and manage our organizations. Thus I have been encouraged by the recent conversations I’m hearing around “social business.” While I think it has the makings […] Read moreRead More»

How A Culture of Appreciation Develops Engaged and Loyal Employees

Do you look forward to going to work? Do you feel valued and appreciated by your employees or employer? If you work by yourself, do you feel seen by others? If you answered, “no” to any of the above, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 64% of Americans who leave their […] Read moreRead More»

How do you create a curious culture?

How do you create a curious culture? I struggled with this question until the January 2013 issue of National Geographic landed in my mailbox with this cover theme: “Why We Explore.” Inside was a fascinating article called “Restless Genes”, written by David Dobbs. The article provided panoply of scientific evidence as to why humans explore. “The […] Read moreRead More»

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