A Case for Purpose and Meaning at Work

Two recent surveys have revealed that a majority of American workers are not fully engaged in their jobs. As a leader, it’s important for you to strive to keep purpose and meaning in the lives of your staff; otherwise, your business will inevitably suffer. The first survey, conducted by Gallup beginning in the fourth quarter […] Read moreRead More»

Employee Engagement? Let Them Know You CARE

  It all starts with CARE. Communicate, Appreciate, Respect, Encourage. This is for everyone. Not just CEO’s and management. All employees. Communicate. Don’t hesitate. Reach out your hand. Introduce yourself. Say Hi. To everyone. Wear nametags. Learn all or as many names of employees as possible. Everyone loves to be addressed by their name. Smile. […] Read moreRead More»

Better Than Waiting Tables

  I’ve been pursuing a new direction in my study of the enterprise lately, something I’ve cleverly dubbed “The Engagement Project” because it’s a project all about employee engagement. (Ehem). The project is based on a two-part questionnaire. Here it is: How do you like working at your present employer? Why? Even just the first […] Read moreRead More»

18 Ways to Engage and Build Teams in a Social Era

Social has taken away numerous connection barriers within the workplace, giving companies more direct access to not just push information out to their employees, but to actively engage in ongoing conversation with them and allow them to do the same. All the talk I see is about consumer engagement reaching out and creating conversation with […] Read moreRead More»

Cross the Threshold to Employee Engagement

I call it the “Threshold Test.” It’s the questions we ask ourselves as we enter our workplace, whatever it might be. As we cross the threshold from off-duty to on-the-clock, we ask ourselves, “How much do I matter here? Is my work respected? Am I growing and learning? Do my ideas make a difference?” Even […] Read moreRead More»

How to engage employees? Get out of your office!

Our friend and CEO Peter Aceto knows first hand about engagement. AT ING Direct Canada, Peter has helped guide the company to many awards, including Best Employer in Canada and one of Canada’s 19 best companies to work for. Such awards cannot be accomplished without the engagement of committed employees. Read on to learn a crucial […] Read moreRead More»

Find Your Higher Purpose

Too many of us bought into the belief that passion can’t exist at work. As we enter the final week of our “Winning Employees through Engagement” series, Scott Blanchard from The Ken Blanchard Companies® explores how purpose and passion are essential to engagement. We’re honored to have Scott be part of our series.   Work passion […] Read moreRead More»

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