Stand Out! Three Steps To Discover What Separates You From The Crowd

What is one thing that you do better than anyone else? For some people, that may be easier to answer than others. If I asked Usain Bolt that question, I’m pretty sure he’d say that he can run faster than anyone on the planet. For most of us though, the question would prove to be quite…

Re-engage yourself by sending your brain in a positive direction

Three years of a dismal economy has worn down a lot of people.  While some people (about 20% according to most engagement surveys) have maintained their passion, a large majority have lost their mojo.  Tired of a flat attitude and just going through the motions?  Here’s a three-step process for jump-starting your work environment. Rediscover…

Employee Engagement: Are you building a cathedral—or just breaking rocks?

There is a classic fable about a man who approaches three laborers breaking and shaping rocks. The man asks the first laborer what he is doing. “What does it look like I’m doing? I’m breaking rocks,” the laborer replies. The man asks the second laborer what he is doing and he responds that he is…

Employee Engagement: Take an individual approach for best results

Your latest employee engagement survey results are in and now the hard work begins. If you are like most organizations, you’ve scored well in some areas—providing Meaningful Work, for example—and you’ve scored low in some areas—Growth opportunities and Collaboration perhaps.  You sit with the results for awhile and think about what you can do to…

Employee Engagement: One important statistic we all keep forgetting

Nearly 10 years ago when Marcus Buckingham first burst upon the employee engagement scene as a consultant at Gallup, he announced an important finding: “There is more engagement level variation within companies, than between companies.” This fact has largely been forgotten as leaders, consultants, and practitioners have focused more on measuring against industry benchmarks than on practical ways…

Employee Engagement: For Bottom Line Impact, Don’t Forget this Crucial Component

Employee engagement is a popular topic these days and a whole industry has sprung up around helping managers identify people’s strengths, discover their motivations, and provide the tools and resources people need to succeed.  The goal is to create a high-energy work environment where people want to come to work and be their best. But do…

Employee Work Passion: Take a Personal Approach for Best Results

Deciding whether a company’s work environment is engaging or not is a highly personal experience according to researchers at The Ken Blanchard Companies.  In a new article for Chief Learning Officer magazine the researchers identify that employees experience their environment differently—even when they are looking at the same set of circumstances. Take, for example, the…