The Keys to Fostering Sustainable Engagement

Susan Mazza is certainly singing our tune with her post on engagement. She takes us into the belly of the often nebulous construct of engagement and provides insight into how it works. Susan links accountability to engagement. The relationship is critical, deeply personal, and overlooked too often.   “Do you see people on the asset or the […] Read moreRead More»

Leaders, Time to Get Your Shift Together

The theme in today’s “Winning Employees through Engagement” is introspection. Engagement isn’t something you do to people. It’s what you do together. And it starts with you, the leader. Salima eloquently walks you through what shifts are necessary to shift how you look at engagement.   In a time of scarcity, the greatest abundance is the plentiful of […] Read moreRead More»

Why Your Employee Engagement Survey Isn’t Paying Off

There aren’t many arguments against the importance of engagement in today’s organizations. The rub is how do you measure it and what do you do with the data once you have it? Our series on “Winning Employees through Engagement” continues with this post from our friend Jason Lauritsen. Jason, lays out a most practical, actionable […] Read moreRead More»

Employee Engagement Needs a Little Clarity

One of the most useful books we read this year comes out of Cisco – The Collaboration Imperative. It’s a fantastic book that is overflowing with useful best practices in bringing people together for a common purpose. We asked one of the book’s authors, Ron Ricci, to weigh in on employee engagement. He delivers some […] Read moreRead More»

The One Indispensable Ingredient for Employee Engagement

Randy wastes no time in getting you engaged in his message about employee engagement in today’s businesses. If you’ve not read Randy’s writing, then you’re in for a treat. He’s a recognized thought leader on the topic of trust. Heck, Ken Blanchard Company has put Randy as the Trust Practice Leader. When you read this […] Read moreRead More»

Leaders, Employee Engagement is Uniquely Personal

There is nothing spooky in Kate’s message on engagement. What we like about Kate’s post is the leadership call to action: get over any discomfort in engaging staff. It You most likely have read the stats on how employee engagement increases talent retention. I won’t quote them. You probably have read the effects of employee […] Read moreRead More»

Five Reasons to Be Coached by Your Employees

Engagement is as much about employees as it is about managers. Employee engagement can be made easier when the manager humbles himself to be coached by his employees. It shows trust for starters. Engagement doesn’t have to be a fancy initiative. It starts in the trenches. One of our new friends author Jake Breeden shows […] Read moreRead More»

From Apathy to Commitment

 A topic we evangelize at Switch and Shift is 21st century leadership. The shackles of command-and-control leadership have done its fair share of limiting not only organizational success, but employee contribution. As we move into our third week of Winning Employees through Engagement series, our friend Frank Sonnenberg paints a compelling picture of engagement and […] Read moreRead More»

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