Are You Settling for Okay?

I’m dating myself a bit when I ask if you recall Talking Head’s “Once In a Lifetime.” A great song from my youth in the 1980‘s. In the song David Byrnes wonders how his life became what it is: “You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife; You may ask yourself, […] Read moreRead More»

5 Areas to Motivate Employees to Grow

At ExchangeGain we are no strangers to defining what leadership in the 21st century needs to be. However, we don’t spend as much time looking at the needed employee growth areas. Thriving organizations don’t rely solely on adaptive and agile manager leaders. They also need employees who also are willing to adapt with […] Read moreRead More»

Humanity at Work

Humanity is ambiguous. Really, what does it mean? After some poking around and reading plenty of vague definitions, I’ve cobbled this together: humanity represents that best parts of being alive as a human being. Alright, so that’s not very clear either. Perhaps its better said with a picture. Below is what Wordflex says humanity is. […] Read moreRead More»

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»

A Better Way to Work Together

We are most familiar with treating employees as if they can split their personal from their professional life when coming to work. At its root is an inherently dehumanizing belief that employees can turn off the influences of one on the other.   Certainly employees’ financial struggles or ailing family member shouldn’t influence work performance. […] Read moreRead More»

Best Practices for Enterprise Social Media Management

For those executives who thought or still think that social is a fad, it’s time to reevaluate your thinking. Our very own Ted Coine is featured in a Slideshare focusing on what organizations can do to succeed in being social. For the executive, senior manager or even middle-manager reluctant to find ways to scale social […] Read moreRead More»

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