Posts Tagged ‘Employee Engagement’

How Leaders Diffuse High Emotions

I settled into my American Airlines aisle seat, cracked open my book, and hoped for the space of an empty middle seat on the long Atlanta to LA flight. About five minutes before takeoff, I heard a woman’s voice yelling ‘we paid 65 bucks for seats further back and you have me sitting here, in… Read More…

The Case of the Giant Burrito: Why Leaders Need to Stop Trying to Motivate People

Answer:  What is “Consuming an entire burrito at lunch, which I just did.” Question: What makes it hard for you to stay motivated at work? Yes, that is an actual response I got to that question. Along with “2′ feet of fresh powder’, ‘my boss calling me into his office every 30 seconds after leg… Read More…

To Spot Future Leadership Stars, Think Small

  Identifying and cultivating the next generation of leadership stars is a significant challenge for many organizations. Companies know they have to do it but figuring out just how is the real mind teaser. No doubt that’s why 31% of companies cite ‘identifying future leaders’ as their biggest concern according to a study by Right… Read More…

Is Servant Leadership Realistic in Modern Organizations?

Who can argue with some of the basic ideas of servant leadership? Empathy, Community, Awareness, Commitment to Growing People. Yet, does the idea of leaders being a ‘servant’ first work in the real world of competitive organizations. Australian Leadership Consultant Des Walsh and I discuss the topic on this livestream. I’d love to hear your… Read More…

Your Company’s Soul: The secret to higher engagement, retention, and profitability

I love soul music. That eclectic blend of styles like gospel, rhythm and blues, jazz.  I love the way it gets you to move, to interact, to get up and dance. It says something. You feel something when you hear it. Recently, we’re hearing a lot about the importance of ‘soul’ to organizational success. And… Read More…

Leadership Qualities: Egg Timers and Diet Coke

I crave fountain Diet Cokes so much that if you ever can’t find me check the McDonald’s drive though first. I am there way more frequently than I should admit. Let’s just say that I’m cruising through those Golden Arches often enough to know when something changes. Today, I spotted one of the smartest changes… Read More…

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