Category Archives: Workforce Development

Employee Engagement Tip # 2 – In Praise of Right Ups


When is the last time you gave somebody a right up? Not a write up, a right up. Continue reading

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Engagement Tip # 10 – Real Men Write It Down


Gallup’s survey question #11 states, “Within the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress.” At first glance the statement seems easy enough to do. Just do an evaluation every six months, right? Here’s the rub. Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Tip #9 – Inside the Circles of Change


The linkages between three employee groups in their articles gave me pause. What is the overlap between the vision casting Senior Management group, the controlling Middle Management group, and the executing Front Line managers? Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Tip # 8 – Making a Week On or Taking a Week Off


Could you show up for work for a week and be totally useless? According the latest Gallop Survey of the American Workplace, most of us do. How so?…………….. Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Tip #7 – The Sad Truth about Valentine’s Day


This year another 50 million roses and flower bouquets will go unsold. Add another 50 million boxes of chocolates and you have a real sweetheart recession. But this one is there every year regardless of the stock market or the employment numbers. I call it the “Lack of Love My Job Recession.” Continue reading

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Employee Productivity Tip # 3 – Breakfast of Champions


My generation grew up with Olympians gracing the cover of Wheaties’ cereal boxes. Before there were Superbowl MVPs going to Disneyworld, there were champions hoping to make the Wheaties box cover. Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Tip # 6 – When to Answer a Question with a Question?


When is giving up control better than maintaining control? Answer: When you want to raise your engagement with your employees. Continue reading

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The Pause That Refreshes


How does a top 10 all-time ad slogan from 1929 fit with Marshall Goldsmith’s What Got You Here Won’t Get You There? Both suggest the key to continuing on for people on the go (or grow) is to slow down and pause. Coke wants us to pause and drink; Goldsmith suggests we pause and think! Continue reading

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THE NUMBER ONE, SECRETLY ENCODED, AND GUARANTEED RETURN INVESTMENT TIP FOR 2014!


Sorry about the title. I grow weary from all the similar emails I get and ads I hear that sound about as absurd. I do have a great guaranteed return tip that is based on 50 years of observation and a couple of years of actual application. Continue reading

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Profits Thru People – Action Steps – Part II


Major in the Minors. Pay attention to the little details. What do your customers see and hear the first time they visit, and what do they see or hear the 10th time they visit? Continue reading

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