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How (and Why) to Check in With Your Employees Now More Than Ever
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If you are like most people, you are concerned about how the current situation is going to affect those closest to you. My two youngest are out of school and are trying to make sense of everything that’s happening. It must feel strange and out of balance to them. My priority is making sure they…

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What Your Employees Need From You Right Now
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For the amount of talk and training and coaching we’ve deployed over the years about change, you’d think we would be better equipped when big changes show up. Maybe nothing would have prepared us for the collective gut punch that we are all experiencing right now. I know that I certainly got knocked off balance…

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I’m Scared Too
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Last Monday morning, I sat across the breakfast table from a friend talking about how the media was creating panic over the coronavirus. Early last week, I kept saying things like “I’m glad I don’t get a breaking news update every time someone dies of the flu or cancer like I do for this virus.”…

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Employee Engagement for You: The Latest News March 2020
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According to Scott Berkun, innovation is “significant positive change.” In case you haven’t noticed already, I’m trying something a little different with my emails lately. It felt like we needed some innovation to bring more value to your inbox. Today is my first attempt at a new monthly newsletter format to share with you some…

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How Do You Repair Your Relationships?
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Among all the skills that are important to building great relationships, one of the most important is repair. It’s also one of the most overlooked. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never thought of repair as a relationship skill. I don’t know that I ever had until I started doing research into how great relationships…

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Relationship Skills Are the Key to Employee Engagement
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Years ago, I was lucky to somehow find and read the book Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott. The title alone was enough to pull me in. Crucial conversations is one thing, but fierce? That’s next level. What I thought I was going to find were lessons on how to have different or better conversations. And,…

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My Birthday Wish for 2020
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Today is my birthday. As a kid, birthdays feel like such a big deal. Everyone seems to know it’s your birthday. There are parties and gifts. They even make it a big deal at school. Everyone seems to be nicer to you on your birthday. There’s also the birthday tradition of blowing out the candles…

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how to improve employee engagement
How to Improve Employee Engagement: The One Word to Remember
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When we realize that our team isn’t engaged, there’s a lot of advice out there for how to improve employee engagement. More recognition. More development. More flexibility. More autonomy. More pizza and beer and ping pong. More, more, more. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of factors that link to employee engagement. Where should you…

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Your Judgment of Others Is NEVER Helpful
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The new year is here. As I reflect on 2019, I can see that it was a year of contrasts. For me, it was a pretty amazing year. My wife and kids are healthy and thriving. Angie and I celebrated our 15-year anniversary. My business is growing. Angie’s campaign for mayor of our community is…

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Employee Engagement Happens in Moments
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Something really weird and awesome happened to me this morning. Knowing I had a busy day of calls and meetings today, I decided to sneak into the gym for a quick run on the treadmill before the day spun away from me. Before I share what happened next, a bit of context: Despite being a…

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