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BlogNotions HR Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by human resources and employment thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like best practices for motivating employees, legal developments that affect how to do business, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

"Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)"

I’ve had the above book setting on my shelves since it was first published in 2007. The title was a paraphrase of Henry Kissinger, responding to charges about his role in Vietnam, Cambodia and South America: “mistakes were quite possibly made by the administration in which I served.” Of course, more recently the line has […]

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Employee Engagement: Work Should Be a Force For Good

In April 2014, I personally defined employee engagement as: good work done well with others every day. I wanted to make engagement both simple and good. I am delighted to see CIPD, the leading work organization in the UK spearhead a strong focus on good work. Here is a wonderful short video by Chief Executive […]

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Employee Engagement: A Dynamic Advance in Good Work

Are you ready for the good stuff? I have been defining employee engagement for a number of years as: good work done well with others every day. I was thrilled to read the UK’s CIPD Manifesto for Work 2017. Here are the first few lines from the executive summary: The UK faces a time of huge transition and […]

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Personal Tracking and Employee Engagement

The next step in employee engagement for individuals and organizations is to fully engage the quantified self. I define employee engagement as: good work done well with others every day. I believe employees are personally responsible for their own engagement while each of us is accountable for the influence we have on the engagement levels […]

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My Employee Engagement Course in Bangkok, Thailand

Instil and install employee engagement with small and significant actions. It was an honour to teach my 2-day employee engagement course in Bangkok last week. The participants were from Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. We were a small group and it gave us lots of opportunity to work together and to understand employee engagement better together. The […]

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Building Employee Engagement in Bangkok: Pixels and Playfulness

The MahaNakhon and 7 lessons for Employee Engagement – An  Open Architectural Metaphor The MahaNakhon from the Furama Rooftop pool. By David Zinger Ole Scheeren is the architect behind the MahaNakhon, the 77 story tallest skyscraper in Bangkok. The name of the building means “great metropolis.” The building’s shape creates the image of being unfinished, something like a […]

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5 Blog Posts That Add Up to 94,967 Views

On a regular basis I check google analytics to see what my viewers are paying the most attention to. Sometimes it helps me to plan further posts, but I find it difficult to clarify just why my readers are interested in certain posts. As a long-time executive coach, I have my own views on what […]

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A New Approach to Human Assessment

Back in March 2014, I read a fascinating interview of Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, by the Times writer, Adam Bryant. Nadella’s orientation was so unique and rhetorically fascinating that I decided there was enough information provided for a verbal analysis. Using psycho-rhetoric, a new tool that makes assessments possible, I posted the results on […]

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When Life Is Beyond Your Control

I regularly enjoy conversations with seven or eight friends, retired university faculty and social workers. Recently, I’ve become aware that at least three of them are profoundly alarmed by Trump and Trumpism. They talk about Trump incessantly and seem personally frightened by his actions. I’ve intended to tell them just to take a good stiff […]

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Converse Like a Professional, But. . . .

. . . expect to revisit, restructure and revalue the conversation. FYI: This is a response to a great number of interactions over more than thirty years of consulting. It grows out of two recurring questions: “How do I say that?” and”Can I say that?” They’ve been asked by entry-level employees and managers as well as senior […]

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