Archive | July, 2011

Employee Engagement Wisdom Gets Lost As It Never Stops

Are you able to pause or come to a complete stop? Employee engagement never stops. People work everyday and the work on employee engagement never ceases. We are flooded with: Surveys, Tweets, Facebook entries, Google+ entries, LinkedIn updates, Employee Engagement Network contributions, Forums, Groups, Reports, White papers, Blog posts, News releases, Books, E-books, Videos, One […]

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When the Going Gets Tough, Will the Tough Really Get Going?

You know the old proverb about toughness. And if you went to Sunday School, it took the form of “tribulation is good for you,” and you will not “suffer more than you are able to handle.” This powerful, religious and cultural strain of our Western belief system holds that high performance requires tribulation. It argues […]

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#1 Thing that Makes You a Lawsuit Magnet

The number one thing that makes a lawsuit attractive to a plaintiff’s lawyer? When no reason is given for a termination. In today’s article, originally published on the HR Daily Advisor, we look at advice from the other side of the courtroom—plaintiff’s attorney Whitney Warner spills about the management mistakes she looks for in planning […]

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The Way You Sit or Stand Can Make You Feel More Powerful

Students of non-verbal communication have long been aware that gestures and posture can have a great deal of negative or positive impact on others. If, for example, you stand up in a team meeting (when the rest are sitting) and lean forward in a hawk-like pose, you convey confidence and power to the team members. […]

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Employee Engagement: New Stories From Old Facts

Finding Optimism: Deliberate Story Construction In Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations we help participants understand how detrimental ugly stories can be to successful conversations or confrontations. For many of us, as soon as something that might be negative is occuring our mind gets busy constructing negative stories that may thwart our success and a future […]

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The Best Way Recruiters Can Help Job Seekers

I’ve worked as a full-time recruiter and I’ve been working with recruiters and HR people for a long time. When people ask for advice, I try to be thoughtful and not flippant. I also know that some recruiters spend a lot of time advising and coaching job seekers (whether professionally or otherwise). That’s great of […]

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