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Why Employee Engagement is an Investment of Time

Well over a decade ago I worked for a fairly large organization that had an employee engagement problem… Everyone knew it (employees, managers, executives), and eventually the CEO decided to invest in having an employee engagement survey completed. Although I’m not privy to the cost, I know from those who were part of the initiative… Read More…

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How to Motivate your Employees to Reach Higher Levels of Productivity

Success is not a solitary journey. The most successful CEO’s, Presidents and Entrepreneurs that I’ve encountered have built a powerful network to assist them along their journey including surrounding themselves with peers, trusted advisers, coaches, financial advisers, accountants, lawyers and even personal trainers. There is no end to the network one can build if open… Read More…

The Four Steps to Building Resolve in Your Team

The degree to which you can empower a team is determined by the level of resolve that exists amongst team members. This was a realization I had several years ago when working with a team shifting them from a team lead by several managers, to a team that had no managers and was “self-managed”. Although… Read More…

Communication Strategies For Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce

The face of organizations as we know them is changing, driven most significantly by a multi-generational workforce. Different generations prefer differing means of communication, and failing to engage employees at all levels is a clear recipe for disaster. From an extreme perspective, simply ignoring these differences will result in both ineffective communications and a lack… Read More…

How Underestimating Departure Times Killed Credibility

This past week I was flying from Toronto to San Diego, a relatively straightforward flight with one stopover in San Francisco. Unfortunately, this didn’t end up being the case. Upon boarding the Air Canada flight, all the passengers were notified by the stewardess that the Captain and First Officer had not yet arrived for the… Read More…

Use Service-ability to Create a Competitive Advantage

I was boarding a plane back from Ottawa last week and was faced with the reality of having to sit at the “back of the bus” as I call it, last seat at the back of the plane. I was happy to do it though (despite someone presumptuously taking my seat and asking me in… Read More…