Role of Meaning-Makers in Employee Engagement

  For the past month, Ted and I hosted some extraordinary thinkers who ruminated on the value, application and future of employee engagement. First we want to thank all who participated. We learn from you and are honored to share your voice on this important topic. This brings me to a question I want to […] Read moreRead More»

Winning Employees through Engagement

Scroll below to find the first four posts in the series. Great stuff from Ellen Weber, Roy Saunderson, Tanveer Naseer, and Todd Dewett It’s estimated that employees and managers give ⅓ of their adult lives to employers. Layer that sobering percentage with an October 2011 Gallup finding that seventy-one percent of American Workers are either […] 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»

In what condition will you leave your team?

The era that placed managers as the paragons of leadership commandeering business to success is dead. This inflated sense of importance has led to rampant egotism felling once great companies to ruins. Think Enron. Think Lehman Brothers. Think Standard Chartered. Think Bernie Madoff’s company. Certainly it takes a strong personality to lead, no matter the […] Read moreRead More»

What Olympian Oscar Pistorius Teaches Us About 21st Century Leadership

With two blades that serve as the lower half of his legs, Olympian Oscar Pistorius defies categorization by his disability. I wonder if he even sees not having two full flesh legs as a disability? Oscar’s determination and fight to participate in this year’s Olympics is a story we all know. His compelling story holds […] Read moreRead More»

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