One of the first things Tony Chatman heard when he became a senior manager was, “you’ve just lost the luxury of having a bad day.”
Tag: employee engagement
Tom Peters has been writing books and advising CEOs since before many of us were born. His ideas are as trendsetting and important now as they were thirty years ago. When he joined us on our Manage Smarter podcast earlier this year, he reminded us of what business leaders need to do to achieve excellence
We’ve all had times when we haven’t been able to give an employee a key assignment or the raise they deserve. After a while, employees who receive too many pieces of bad news gradually disengage.
In a recent Inc. article, Management Consultant Steve Tobak argued that employee engagement is NOT important to business. He called it the “management fad of the millennium” which made our team at Viatech Global cringe.
One boss I had years ago faced a big challenge. He needed to connect with the buildings and grounds employees he’d just been assigned to supervise. How was he going to understand those grievances if he spent most work days buttoned up in meetings in the executive wing? Simple.
Appreciation at Work polled employees and managers who either work remotely or manage others who are in a different location. Almost all (98%) of the respondents said, “Yes, it is possible to effectively communicate appreciation to colleagues who work remotely.”
Michael Stallard is cofounder and president of the Connection Culture Group, a leadership training and consulting firm that has advised NASA, Costco and other well known American companies. Michael is the primary author of the book Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work. Texas Christian University founded the TCU Center for Connection Culture based on Michael and his colleagues’ work. In episode 17, we discuss the definitions of culture, how managers can improve it (or damage it) and the ROI from a positive culture in the workplace.
If people are leaving your company for one of your competitors, they haven’t felt engaged at your organization. Here’s what you can do to improve the situation.
Deb Calvert is the co-author of the book Stop Selling & Start Leading and author of DISCOVER Questions® Get You Connected – one of the “Top 20 Most Highly-Rated Sales Books of All Time,” according to HubSpot. She is also the President of People First Productivity Solutions. In episode 04, we discuss the important of engagement – both with your people and your accounts.
Two days of world class speakers reveal how to grow your people and grow your revenue January 17-19, 2018 at in sunny, warm San Diego, California.
Aristotle said, “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” This could have been the beginning of what we now call employee engagement. That was a long time ago – over 2,300 years ago!