Archive | August, 2013

Thought Shock: Time To Forget About Employee Engagement?

Over the last decade, no management idea has gained more attention than employee engagement. Fueled by Gallup research, there’s been a mania about “EE” that has many companies investing millions in improving it with the end of improving productivity. Yet, the results are questionable. Here are some things to consider about your employee engagement program, […]

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Are You Hiring Leaders From Your Past?

I am always interested in reading about leadership and selection issues from a different perspective. As in any field, HR can become an echo chamber of the same ideas without generating much new thought. With that in mind, I was fascinated by this article about interviewing and cultural fit. Don’t be scared off because it’s from […]

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What’s the Real Skinny on Detroit?

He’s quite right: Stephan Richter, that is. As a Michigan native, with grade school and high school bridging the nineteen-forties and fifties, I’ve read too much on the bankruptcy of my beloved Detroit. But Richter, unique in his analysis, gets it. The right wing crazies blame the unions and the lefties are more cautious and […]

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MOJO, Michael, and Marshall on Employee Engagement

Michael Cilla  created this brief slideshow on engagement based on some of Marshall Goldsmith’s presentation from a 2011 presentation at Electronic Art’s HQ. I think it is well worth taking a second look. I like slide 8. Marshall Goldsmith Presentation from mjcilla David Zinger is an expert  global employee engagement speaker and consultant who uses the  […]

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21 Contemporary Employee Engagement Tools and Concepts

I recently wrote a post that was very popular on 19 antiquated employee engagement tools and concepts. It is always easier to attack, criticize, or rip apart than to offer suggestions and useful tools. So this post offers 21 contemporary employee engagement tools and concepts than can make a difference in employee engagement in 2013 […]

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