Archive | April, 2013

How the Wizard of Oz Can Help Us Be Better Managers

What can managers learn from the well-known characters in the Wizard of Oz? A lot, says business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald, who is CEO of BLR®. In a recent edition of The Oswald Letter, he explained how the Wizard of Oz can help us to be better managers. Here’s what Oswald said: Recently, an […]

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Friday Factoid #29: Employee Engagement and Cost Reduction

What does cost reduction cost us? 47% of companies surveyed in a cost reduction and engagement survey by AON Hewitt reported a  decline in employee trust as a result of the way in which they managed cost reductions. From page 19 of The Flat Army by Dan Pontefract Commentary Trust is a huge issue in employee engagement and […]

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Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #27: Managing Engagement

If you are dissatisfied with your immediate manager you are probably disengaged. 80 percent of employees who were very dissatisfied with their immediate supervisor were disengaged.  http://www.dalecarnegietn.com/good-managers-boost-employee-engagement/ Commentary Are we investing our engagement dollars in the right place. It seems to me that the key is to help our managers to fully engage and learn […]

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