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»

Video: The Value Zone

Are you supporting your workers in The Value Zone, or are you holding them back? Ted riffs on the invaluable place where employees interface with the company’s customers. Also, after you watch the video, let us know what you think of Ted’s “performance.” Oscar worthy? Perhaps a Razzie in Ted’s future?     Photo courtesy […] Read moreRead More»

Beavers, Rats, and One Enormous Caveat

What if my people truly are sneaky rats rather than self-motivated beavers? Since posting Your Leadership Worldview, I’ve received quite a number of questions like this. Part two of the series, my Beavers and Rats post, elicited a whole bunch more. These posts are about the attitude of leadership to its workers, and what that […] Read moreRead More»

3 Options to Unleash Employee Motivation

It seems incompetent leadership is worrying employees. Right Management surveyed employees to find out what they want to avoid in their next job. Apparently 51% want to avoid incompetent bosses. The results aren’t surprising given the typical management trajectory in this post-Great Recession era. By typical I’m referring to the hyper focus on tangible management […] Read moreRead More»

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