The other evening after listening to a neighbor talk about her family I asked whether she was “rules oriented.” I was certain she was, but I wanted to double-check my prediction. “Of course,” she said. “That’s the best way to raise kids. Aren’t you?” Amused by her shock at my negative answer, I was more […]
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Take a mindful moment… Mindfulness enhance employee engagement. I have experimented and landed upon my ideal engagement zone or E-Zone: the optimal length of time that I can remain fully engaged. It is 12 minutes. To learn more about how to determine you engagement zone visit my post on the E-Zone. I often string many 12 minute […]
Most of us in business are strongly driven by the action bias. And if not by the bias, then by our boss or clients. In other words, when you’re stuck in a tough situation, do something. Don’t just stand there; do something. I suspect Yoda had the typical business response to being stuck: “Do or […]
By now you may know that the Canadians are welcoming immigrants with open arms. And Silicon Valley is always looking for smart immigrants to import and fuel their businesses. Both farmers and meat packers are also looking for immigrants who are willing to work for cheap wages. But the opposition is screaming “hell no.” So […]
I recently devoured Dan Charnas’ intriguing book, Work Clean: What Great Chefs Can Teach Us About Organizations. The book outlines the method of mise-en-place. Mise-en-place is a way of working, being focused and disciplined — many chefs believe it is a way of life. I enjoyed reading the book and could not help but think of the important lessons for all […]
The need for hard-to-find talent has some of America’s best companies getting involved in high school education. A former client, now senior executive at General Mills, nailed the problem. “If we don’t build relationships at high school level, another major firm (Target or Best Buy) will steal some of our best potential talent,” she said. […]
While travelling through Croatia I visited The Arena in Pula. It made me think about tools for work and engagement. I invite you to visit my post on Linked In to read more about tools and engagement. David Zinger is a global employee engagement expert and speaker.
You’ll be very surprised to learn which firm is number one in the nation for the huge millennial generation. You might guess Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon or even Buzzfeed. They’re in the top ten, but none of the usual standbys are #1. Facebook is not even in the top 25. The National Society of High […]
Let’s view employee disengagement as self-protection. Larissa Thurlow sent me an image from Brene Brown’s book, Rising Strong. Larissa underlined one short sentence. We disengage to self-protect. I got to know Larissa when I was doing some work on employee engagement in Doha, Qatar for the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar. I appreciate her […]
I encourage you to watch this short video invitation to read an interview with Dr. Arnold Bakker, one of the foremost academic writers and researchers on engagement. Employee Engagement Zinger – Bakker from David Zinger on Vimeo. David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert.