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More Favorite Employee Engagement Quotes

Posted by sybil | On: Jan 27 2015 | In Engagement, Training & Development
Here are more great quotes that apply to workplace engagement – some relatively new, some from a century or two ago. You can use these or other quotes as conversation-starters in management development training by asking participants to choose and briefly discuss which quote(s)...

Engaging Employees in Responsibility

Posted by sybil | On: Jan 20 2015 | In Engagement
This special post is an excerpt from Ken Blanchard’s classic book, The Heart of a Leader, and is reprinted with permission. His message to managers is also key to engaging employees in their work. “If you want your people to be responsible, be responsive to their needs.” “The...

Is Your Organization Contributing to Employee Disengagement with Institutional Disrespect?

Posted by sybil | On: Jan 13 2015 | In Engagement
Lately I’ve been hearing more about employees disengaging at work due to a condition they describe as “institutional disrespect.”  This occurs when new or newly-assigned managers, with upper management’s complicit support (or feigned ignorance?), make decisions...

What Happened to the Year of the Employee?

Posted by sybil | On: Jan 06 2015 | In Engagement
2014 was predicted to be the Year of the Employee with increased competition for talent and continuing attention on employee engagement. But did employee engagement improve in the workplace? Certainly, the Market Basket story of employees’ successful public (and customer-supported)...

Best Job Ever! Reflecting on 2014

Posted by sybil | On: Dec 30 2014 | In Engagement, Marketing, Training & Development
“To give your best is to receive the best … “ Raymond Holliwell I’m fortunate to do work that I enjoy. This past year I had the opportunity to train managers how to strengthen employee engagement with internal marketing, facilitate planning retreats, and help...

Ready to Engage in the New Year?

Posted by sybil | On: Dec 16 2014 | In Engagement, Musings
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Note: the following is a timely excerpt from A Little Book of Big Thoughts: Lip-Sticking, The Book, written (and shared with permission) by Yvonne DiVita,  Lip-Sticking founder and BlogPaws co-founder. Happy Day to the World Today, the sun is out. All’s right with our world. Yes,...

5 Tips to Keep Employees Engaged During the Holidays

Posted by sybil | On: Dec 02 2014 | In Customer service, Engagement, Training & Development
The last few weeks of the calendar year can be stressful in the workplace as people become distracted preparing for the holidays. Employees can be overwhelmed with year-end reporting and planning deadlines just as everyone else seems to be using up the last of their vacation days....

Understanding How Much is Enough? Assimilation vs. Accumulation

Posted by sybil | On: Nov 25 2014 | In Engagement, Musings
To maintain perspective in this season of thanksgiving and gift giving, here’s an excerpt from a most excellent article by business and life coach Steve Davis. In “Assimilation vs. Accumulation,“ he writes: “Unconscious compulsions for “more input” seldom...

Best Business Gift Ideas for Managers, Mentors, Colleagues, and Clients

Posted by sybil | On: Nov 18 2014 | In Customer service, Engagement, Training & Development
“People who are successful are often crazy about reading. They make time for that because they understand how important it is … kind of like a secret weapon.” Ben Eubanks We all know people who love learning new ideas to make the workplace better for their customers...

Please Pay Attention If You Really Want to Learn: Guidelines for Respectful Engagement

Posted by sybil | On: Nov 04 2014 | In Engagement, Training & Development
The multi-tasking attendee is a challenge for professional speakers and trainers. So whenever I give a training workshop or conference presentation, I respectfully request my audiences’ complete attention so they can fully engage in discussion and applied learning. Attendees...