A Case for Purpose and Meaning at Work

Two recent surveys have revealed that a majority of American workers are not fully engaged in their jobs. As a leader, it’s important for you to strive to keep purpose and meaning in the lives of your staff; otherwise, your business will inevitably suffer. The first survey, conducted by Gallup beginning in the fourth quarter […] Read moreRead More»

Employee Engagement? Let Them Know You CARE

  It all starts with CARE. Communicate, Appreciate, Respect, Encourage. This is for everyone. Not just CEO’s and management. All employees. Communicate. Don’t hesitate. Reach out your hand. Introduce yourself. Say Hi. To everyone. Wear nametags. Learn all or as many names of employees as possible. Everyone loves to be addressed by their name. Smile. […] Read moreRead More»

Better Than Waiting Tables

  I’ve been pursuing a new direction in my study of the enterprise lately, something I’ve cleverly dubbed “The Engagement Project” because it’s a project all about employee engagement. (Ehem). The project is based on a two-part questionnaire. Here it is: How do you like working at your present employer? Why? Even just the first […] Read moreRead More»

18 Ways to Engage and Build Teams in a Social Era

Social has taken away numerous connection barriers within the workplace, giving companies more direct access to not just push information out to their employees, but to actively engage in ongoing conversation with them and allow them to do the same. All the talk I see is about consumer engagement reaching out and creating conversation with […] Read moreRead More»

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