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. 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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