Employee engagement ideas that work

Dog-Inspired Lesson Employee Engagement Ideas

Employee engagement matters. And according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace, only 15 percent of employees are engaged in the workplace. If someone is disinterested, lacking skills, or feeling bad about the work environment, how would you expect their performance to be? Of course, it will suffer. That’s why it’s critical that you find…

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Popular managers must have ability to make unpopular decisions

I’m often advocating for mutual agreement on job-related responsibilities and decisions between a manager and an employee. Not today. There are just some times when you, as the manager, have to set the boundaries for what is needed, whether or not the employee agrees or not. Yes, I still believe leaders need to elicit feedback…

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What to do when you’ve had enough …

It’s early March and it is New England, so waking up to another snow storm is not a surprise, nor unusual. But that doesn’t make it less irritating for some people.  The same holds true in our workplaces. Many of the things that happen on a daily basis shouldn’t surprise us. But it can still…

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When employees do the same things over and over and over again ….

Ever manage a person who does the same thing over and over and over again? That ‘thing’ could be good or could be bad. As managers, it is obviously great if an employee is consistently doing excellent work. But what if an employee is continually struggling with a task, or resists it completely? Well, my…

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Being smart doesn’t matter if you can’t relate to people

Understanding people should be a priority in your culture “I realize that you could have all the ‘book-smarts’ in the world, and it won’t matter a bit if you can’t relate to people.” Those were wise words spoken by a MBA student I met last night at a regional meeting of NHBSR. Becky said that…

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Workshop: What Type of Leader are You?

Join us on March 21, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to noon! Interested to know more about your leadership style? Join like-minded professionals for a morning of self-exploration and find out what type of leader you are! Pssst …. here’s a secret …. You don’t need to change your leadership style to be more effective. You just…

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Will your employee problems ever end?

Ever feel like the issues you face with employees are endless? no credit check online loans Just when you’ve made progress resolving an issue — and bam! — there it is again! Or maybe the problem has never gone away in the first place. Should your work as a manager require constant, ongoing, never-ending baby-sitting?…

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Sign up for our Workshop entitled “What type of leader are you?”

This is your personal invitation to join like-minded professionals interested to learn more about their own leadership style. Pssst …. here’s a secret …. You don’t need to change your leadership style to be more effective. You just have to know what it is and how to adjust to others at the right time. Learn…

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Tolerance of others depends on how you view their status

That bunny is still on my mind. Those who saw my last post know I was quite upset by Grace’s actions earlier this week. Some might say, “Get over it.” And I will. For the record, I do know that this situation isn’t the end of the world, nor does it rank up with the…

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What to do when someone does something really bad

I had planned for a different topic for today’s post. However, I’m in the midst of a traumatic experience and felt it was important to share it. There will be no pictures, but be forewarned that it is a sad animal tale. Arriving home this morning after a breakfast meeting, I took Grace outside for…

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