Author Archives: Cher & Bil Holton

About Cher & Bil Holton

Since 1984, Cher & Bil Holton have been co-owners of The Holton Consulting Group, Inc., helping corporate and association clients enhance bottom-line results using cutting edge employee engagement. Their keynote speeches, turbo-training, and coaching sessions are practical, grounded in research, and lots of fun to boot! They are prolific authors, and take "Indiana Jones" vacations to continually stretch their limits!

Employee Engagement: How to Help Employees Be Accountable

One of the biggest complaints I hear from managers and leaders is that employees will not take initiative or be accountable for the things that are theirs to do. One of the biggest complaints I hear during employee focus groups … Continue reading

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Developing Wisdom as a Leader: A Self-Directed Activity to be Extraordinary!

Catch Yourself … There’s an old management leadership book called the One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard. The key principle in the book encourages leaders to catch a person doing something right every day, and say something positive to reinforce … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

We all experience different kinds of fears: fear of failure; fear of rejection; fear of looking dumb; fear of change; fear of the unknown. I googled fear, and found a legitimate list of actual researched phobias: there were 530 listed, … Continue reading

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TeamProv™ — A Great Way to Guarantee Powerful Teamwork, Engage Employees, and Generate Great Ideas

 Are the folks on your teams experiencing any of the following characteristics? Frustrated with change and ambiguity Stuck in ruts of “the way we’ve always done it” Strangled in poor communication and unclear roles Boxed in and unable to discover … Continue reading

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How to Re-estabish Trust and Credibility

Once trust is lost, it is very difficult to re-establish, particularly if team members have experienced several setbacks. Leaders have a tough road ahead, but one that must be traveled if they want to experience increased productivity and employee engagement. … Continue reading

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Empower People by Giving Thanks … Every Day!

When asked to write a composition entitled, “What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving,” one little boy summed it up quickly. He wrote, “I am thankful that I’m not a turkey.”  If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat Management: How to Jump Start Innovation

Trick or Treat: That time-honored tradition of dressing up in a special costume so no one can recognize you, then going from door-to-door challenging the homeowner to give you a treat or receive a trick. (I remember back in the … Continue reading

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3 Ways to be Optimistic Without Ignoring the Facts

When did optimism get such a negative reputation? All of a sudden, it seems if you mention anything about being optimistic, people say you are looking through rose-colored glasses, you are impractical, and you live in a dream world. But … Continue reading

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How to REALLY Assess Your Employee Engagement Quotient

Everyone says they WANT employee engagement … but how can you tell if you are really hitting the mark? Even more powerful than surveys and assessments, here’s a technique every manager and leader can do … and the cost is … Continue reading

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The Truth About Sustainable Employee Engagement

If you’ve been in management for any time at all, you know that traditional forms of engagement strategies work initially but then seem to lose their appeal over the long haul. Why? Because the traditional forms of engagement are not … Continue reading

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