Author Archive | David Zinger

Employee Engagement Stories: Altering Our Personal GPS

What is your employee engagement story? The Key Idea: When we master our stories through increased mindful vigilance and intervention of our incredibly rapid and mindless story creation we  navigate more effectively through work and other situations. Pay attention to your own stories and mindfully notice where they are taking you. One cent. A penny […]

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Employee Engagement: You can Change Anything (The Book)

Change Anything – The New Science of Personal Success What? Change Anything is a new book from Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler. The book is dedicated to Albert Bandura and is based on the insights and principles of Albert Bandura and other social scientists. Change Anything offers a solid […]

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How do you build relationships at work that work?

To be successful in today’s workplace, we need to excel in areas such as communication, collaboration, motivation, and adaptation to constant change. All these skills require the ability to understand and connect well with other human beings.  (Gottman, The Relationship Cure, p. 24) Fuzzy relationship building. I believe that when many of us think of building […]

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Employee Engagement: Management Moxie Through Subtraction

What do you need to subtract to increase full employee engagement? Subtraction is one of the four basic arithmetic operations; it is the inverse of addition, meaning that if we start with any number and add any number and then subtract the same number we added, we return to the number we started with. Subtraction […]

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10 Principles of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is specific. We cannot sustain engagement all the time and everywhere. When we talk about engagement we need to ask: Who is engaged, with what,  for how long, and for what purpose? Employee engagement is connection. Connection is the key.  When we disconnect we disengage. Employee engagement is the art and science of […]

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Employee Engagement: Right Effort

Taking Steps for Right Effort What are you engaging in too little? What are you engaging in too much? What are you engaging in just right? Now add something to the too little. Take away something from the too much. Keep doing what is just right. That’s right effort.

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