The Value of Meaningful Work

  Meaning and meaningful work are not common words in the workplace lexicon. Unfortunately management practices have carefully neutered such needs in a diligent pursuit of efficiency, cost-cutting, and scalability of operations.   Viewing work as an extension of one’s passion is the shift management must grasp   Don’t get me wrong the above items […] Read moreRead More»

Ted’s Top 10 Posts of 2012

  You’d think it would be a cinch to identify your top posts of the last year for a year-end “Best Of” post, right? Not so fast. As we were discussing our respective lists, we had to decide: are we talking about most-read posts? Most retweeted? Most shared on LinkedIn or Facebook? Most liked on […] Read moreRead More»

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»

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»

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