Month: June 2018

When you set your people up for success, employee engagement is the outcome

In the last instalment of my ongoing video series on employee engagement and motivation, I talked about the importance of setting and articulating attainable goals.  Today’s tip continues on that idea.  Today’s strategy is to be clear about the performance you desire. Be clear about the performance you desire See, while it’s absolutely critical that […]

If you want employee engagement, set and articulate attainable goals

If you want employee engagement, set and articulate attainable goals

I hope you’re enjoying this video series that I started at the beginning of this year, focusing on specific strategies you can use to create employee engagement.  My last tip was to give your employees face-time with your customers.  Today’s idea, strategy #16, is very fundamental to good leadership: set and articulate attainable goals. Set […]

Feeling underappreciated by the boss?

“It’s a good thing I am self-motivated,” said a good friend in a client organization.  “Because if I was looking for appreciation or validation from my boss, I’d be waiting an eternity.”  Sadly, this sentiment is not unique.  Employee survey research repeatedly shows that a significant segment of the workforce feels underappreciated at work.  Which […]

An unusual but effective approach to motivating employees

So today I’m back with strategy #15 in our video blog series this year – focusing on specific tips for motivating employees.  For the last two episodes, I’ve focused on using fun for motivating employees (see have dress-up and dress-down days and play games).  Fun is a great motivator and I’ll pick up on that […]

What does it take, really take, to create engaged employees?

When was the last time you washed a rental car? Probably never. And the reason is simple. Because you don’t own it.  This simple reality offers a compelling insight into what it takes, really takes, to create engaged employees. Four things you can do with immediate impact In my latest column for this morning’s The […]