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3 Simple Steps to Improve Employee Engagement this Year

It’s that time of year again. The time for resolutions about how we will make the upcoming year our best ever. If you have the privilege of leading people at work, hopefully, one of your resolutions is to create a moreRead More…

Two Great Learning Opportunities to Invest in Yourself in 2018

One of the lessons I will take from 2017 is a reminder of the importance of making time to invest in my own learning and growth. As a speaker and author, my job is to facilitate and inspire learning forRead More…

4 Leadership Qualities that Drive Employee Engagement

There are volumes written about the qualities that make for a good leader. Each one recommending a slightly (or radically) different approach. If you are studying to be a good leader, this is overwhelming and confusing. The first page of resultsRead More…

Why aren’t we more grateful? (No really, why?)

It’s Thanksgiving week in the U.S. which marks the official start of our holiday season. Thanksgiving is an interesting holiday because its meaning varies widely from person to person and family to family. For some it’s about eating yourself intoRead More…

Policies don’t Fix Anything

One reason I was always an outlier when I worked in HR is that I have a healthy disdain for policies. Don’t get me wrong. I understand that necessity of some policies.  I’m not completely anti-policy. But I am anti-unnecessaryRead More…

2 Steps to Building Trust as a Manager

One of the most common questions I get from managers and leaders is about building trust. In most cases, they understand the importance of trust to a healthy and productive relationship with their employees, but they are stumped about howRead More…

Fixing Work with the Relationship Test

I’ve been making the case now for a while that a primary reason that employee engagement remains so dismally low within so many organizations is that leaders (and HR) treat work as a contract instead of as a relationship. WhenRead More…

Can Technology Drive Employee Engagement?

Next week, I’m headed off to Las Vegas to speak at and attend the HR Technology Conference. I’ll be spending the week with those who build, consume and generally are interested in technology solutions to human resources problems. If youRead More…

Employee Engagement doesn’t have to be so Complicated

Is it just me or does it seem like we are overcomplicating everything in our workplaces? Policy manuals, competency models, career lattices, even performance appraisals…complicated, often convoluted, stuff. We even make simple things complicated. “Dress appropriately for work” become pagesRead More…

Here’s why everyone is talking about Employee Experience

Over the past year or so, the phrase “employee experience” has barged its way into conversations about human resources and employee engagement. This prompted some eye rolling from some who felt like this was just another example of repackaging the sameRead More…

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