Category Archives: Employee Engagement

The One Question to Ask Every Team Member

There is one great question every leader can ask every team member — and it comes from what Bill Gates said about Steve Jobs! Continue reading

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7 Lessons About Engagement We Can Learn From Children

This past weekend we had the joy of keeping our 9-year-old grandson. As part of our weekend adventures, we made the highly anticipated dinner stop at a local McDonalds – the one with a great outdoor playground, of course! As … Continue reading

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Team Engagement Tip: How to Create Key Operating Principles

There are a few critical questions every person on a team must be able to answer, in order to ensure a well-functioning, highly productive and engaged team: What are acceptable and unacceptable behaviors? How will the team handle lack of participation … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement Tip: Using HR as Your Advantage

As a past HR (Human Resources) professional who worked in both the government and private sectors — and then moving into a consulting business focused on helping leaders be extraordinary — I never cease to be amazed at how rarely … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Team Members Don’t Play Well — and How to Fix It!

As leaders, we rely so much on teams to accomplish the myriad of things that must be done. For some of our folks, team work comes naturally and they thrill at the challenge of using their skills and creativity in … Continue reading

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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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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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