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3 Psychological Needs Leaders Must Address to Create an Engaging Work Environment

A workplace can facilitate, foster, and enable flourishing, or it can disrupt, thwart, and impede it, says motivation expert Susan Fowler in a cover story for Personal Excellence magazine. In Fowler’s experience, the motivation practices used in many organizations have undermined engagement more often than they have engaged employees. Fortunately the new science of motivation has…

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Not Making Progress on Your Employee Engagement Initiative? 3 Keys for “Moving the Needle”

While employee engagement continues to be a hot conversation topic in the HR press and throughout organizations, moving from knowing to doing has proven difficult—and even counterproductive in some cases.  In many organizations, shining a light on engagement has only made matters worse—especially when an organization has surveyed employee perceptions and then made very little effort…

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Making a Real Impact with Learning

I was recently working with a new client on applying Situational Leadership® II in his organization. I suggested as a first step he meet with each of his direct reports to get clear on their goals. “But I already know each person’s goals,” he said. “We all always have goals. In fact, we just did…

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eLearning – 8 Ways to Set the Expectation for Involvement

eLearning in organizations is often optional—and no matter how good the program is, it will always take a back seat to mission critical work unless some real measures for accountability are put in place. One of the design principles we’ve built into Blanchard Online Learning is providing accountability for learning. Our goal is to clearly…