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Category: energizing workplaces

A lesson in collaboration from hermit crabs

Collaboration is an important component of inspired and energized workplaces.  And as a leader, it is your responsibility to create a climate that fosters collaboration between team members.  As regular readers of the blog know, I am often drawn to

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What can goldfish teach us about creating a positive working environment?

Creating a positive working environment is key if you want your department or organization to reach new heights and accomplishments.  And trust in the workplace is a critical component.  But a positive working environment comes from something much more basic

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Alberta volunteers and volunteer leaders, DO NOT miss this!

On June 18-20, over 1,000 front-line Alberta volunteers; volunteer managers; fundraisers; staff, board and committee members from a variety of not-for-profit organizations will gather in Edmonton, Alberta. Their mission: not only to learn from the best, but to also celebrate

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Engage your Millennials by actively supporting volunteerism

In my book Generations Exposed: Unexpected Insights Into the People You Work With, I’ve highlighted how civic duty, the environment, and making a tangible difference (beyond monetary profit) in the world is important to Millennials.  So it’s not surprising that

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Employee volunteer programs increase employee engagement

Research shows that volunteer projects taken on by groups of employees encourage teamwork, improve communication, promote leadership and other skill development, enhance employee loyalty and retention, increase job satisfaction and morale, and even improve productivity and on-job-performance. With all these

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Professional paradise: oxymoron or business imperative?

How can you help your employees be more satisfied, energized and productive? How can you get them to Professional Paradise? Vicki Hess guests on the Turning Managers Into Leaders blog.

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