A little exercise in critical thinking. Recently, I received an email from LinkedIn with the familiar heading regarding job security, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Let’s suppose you have no history with this kind of statement. How would you assess its truthfulness? For that matter, how do you test the truthfulness […]
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In complex business conversations, metacomm can profoundly impact conversations and make them far more constructive and efficient—even timesaving. To a significant degree, metacomm functions to facilitate conversation and is highly useful for training participants in sequencing 101. In our studies and experience with metacomm, we have found a number of these forms especially useful. Monitoring […]
A lot of the stuff I’ve read on Hefner since his demise is profoundly lacking in moral, political and social insight. Some jounalists make Hefner out as a great contributor to society. I was in college in the ’50s when his stuff first started showing up in Playboy. And I remember a critical article in […]
How do you deal with people who treat you like dirt? That’s a question you can read in social media, hear in the coffee shop or around the water cooler and just about any place two or more people gather. Bob Sutton’s first book, The No Asshole Rule, began to clarify this issue. But […]
From confession to commitment – engagement to burnout and back again. Engagement is the diamond in the heart of work and wellbeing. This post is personal. Work is personal. This is not a vague theoretical outline of disengagement. It is also not a quick fix. This post outlines a challenging journey from disengagement to re-engagement. […]
After 9 months of wandering in the disengagement wilderness, tomorrow will mark a rebirth in my work on engagement. It was a very unsatisfying and challenging “pregnant pause.” Yet, it is encouraging and energizing to feel that I moved through this thick and gooey wilderness and at T.S. Eliot would declare, “arrive where I started […]
The first duty of a revolutionist is to get away with it. Abbie Hoffman Consistently, Bret Stephens has knocked out some intriguing and illuminating opinion commentaries. Saturday’s post on The Trump Presidency: ‘No Guardrails,” is another of those not to miss. He ticks off today’s analogy to the lack of “guardrails,” quoting an article from […]
Employee and work engagement ask that we become fully absorbed in our work. How willing are you to become fully absorbed? Do you recognize what that requires? David Zinger is a Canadian employee engagement speaker and expert focused on the power of everyday employee engagement.
What started as a small labor of love for work and engagement has now exceeded over 7400 members. The Employee Engagement Network is a boutique media network focused on all things related to employee engagement. We have a fresh cartoon each week. A selection of work and engagement videos. New blog posts daily. And a […]
If you laugh at work, you last at work. Enjoy John Junson’s 546th cartoon on work for the Employee Engagement Network.