employee engagement


Are Leaders Born or Made

September 30, 2016

First, let me say that the question: Are leaders born or made, is an age old question; and there is not just a simple answer. Leadership is behavioral and behaviors are influenced both by genes (personality and intellect) and by […]


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3 Step Process for Delivering Feedback

July 20, 2016

You can avoid common feedback mistakes by learning how to easily communicate important information about performance to direct reports, peers or superiors in a way that helps them hear and understand exactly what you are saying. Here is an easy […]


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Leading with Empathy

March 29, 2016

Empathy Definition: The feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions: the ability to share someone else’s feelings. Empathy is valuable in the workplace. Most of us work on teams. We must be able to foster productive […]


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Is Delegation a Tool for Employee Engagement?

January 29, 2016

Is delegation a tool for employee engagement? There continues to be a lot of work being done on employee engagement in surveys. A recent Gallup poll indicates that the level of employee satisfaction is around 13%. Another study has found […]


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Modeling the Way Through Company Values

December 15, 2015

One of the five practices of an exemplary leader is to Model the Way. Model the Way is the easiest practice to understand and grasp, but can be one of the harder practices to execute (especially in stressful, tense work […]


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Executing Tough Decisions

November 23, 2015

Once in a while, great companies have to execute tough decisions. Sometimes these tough decisions are things like: Work force layoffs, cutting expenses, freezing wages, suspending bonus etc. These decisions are meant for the greatest good of all employees and, […]


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Setting Expectations for Performance

September 25, 2015

One way for a leader to enhance employee engagement is to build performance management based on SMART goals. Employees are more likely to own the goals and be actively engaged in achieving them if they are allowed to co-create those […]


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The Importance of Modeling the Way

March 27, 2015

There are many interesting benefits that are born out of the successful implementation of the behaviors that encompass the practices of exemplary leaders.   Recently, one of my clients conveyed to me how she was making better and faster decisions. […]


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Leadership Behaviors of Empowerment

February 25, 2015

As a leader, how do you empower your people to take action? Enable others to act, one of the 5 practices of exemplary leaders, is probably the most often cited as having the largest area of need for improvement. This […]


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Leadership Doesn’t Happen Without Courage

August 28, 2014

Leadership doesn’t happen without courage. Courage is having strength in the face of perceived pain or grief. There are a few things about courage I have observed in my study of key Leadership principles. First, courage is a skill that […]


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6 Strategies for Turning Adversity into Opportunity

June 30, 2014

The definition of adversity is: A state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune. Adversity can bring out the best in organizations and individuals; they can also bring out the worst. The following are six strategies that can […]


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