Tag Archive from: employee engagement programs
Why Do Trader Joe’s Cashiers Stay for 19 Years?
Employee engagement issues tend to be on full display in the grocery industry. Ralph’s has a superstore within 50 yards of our front door. The employees are hairy, sweaty, and the men are worse. Kidding aside, the place is so disengaged that customers feel like intrusions. Most of the […]
Want Employee Engagement? Join the Marines!
“Someone who practices courage will take immediate action while someone who is trying to become fearless will be on the 5th self-help book.” The sole purpose of a democracy is to make everyone relevant. If a CEO ever hopes to solve the employee engagement challenge, then he or she […]
How Shareholder Fixation Built a Culture of Mediocrity
In American business, there was a time when most CEOs accorded equal power to marketing, operations, human capital, and finances. It is merely what a leader did to build sustainability into a business. The importance of American labor could be summarized in how we won World War II. Late […]
The Industrial Revolution’s Continued Haunting of Employee Engagement
Happy Halloween Everybody! But, seriously, the impact of beliefs embedded during the Industrial Revolution is this scary. In fact, reluctance to go of the behaviors and beliefs from this era kill careers and employee engagement every-single-day. For so many CEOs and human capital executives, employee disengagement continues to undermine […]
Why Does Employee Engagement Rely on Self-Change Skills?
“I know I can be difficult but don’t worry, you’ll change.” The Modern Workplace How many of us are conscious enough to be excited about trading in the traditional sense of security for perpetual growth? In essence, this is what the new workplace offers, as well as demands. […]
Why Does Employee Engagement Require a Democracy?
One of the fundamental reasons that employee engagement is so elusive is that we are not teaching people how to change. The underemployed and disengaged workers believe they can’t change. Others want to change but don’t know-how. As we leave behaviors from the Industrial Revolution far behind us, let’s at […]
Workplace Engagement Programs Start here or don’t start at all!
Real leaders do more than manage marketing and finances. They impact, influence, and inspire results from everyone. They are willing to do whatever it takes to generate passion from everyone on the team. They do this by listening, by never cutting corners, and by helping everyone attain their own dreams […]
The Words & Phrases That Cut Your Power in Half!
When the late and great Toni Morrison accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature, she said, “We die. Perhaps that is the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” So how is our society doing in terms of language representing the measure of […]
Mid-Managment, Engagements Final Frontier!
As the world undergoes the biggest restructuring of work since the Printing Revolution and task work disappears, the role of mid-management has become confusing. Because the very profession emerged out of task work. Routinely, individual contributors that produced the most work were rewarded with promotions into middle management. Usually, the […]
Tranced Out – The great American comfort crisis
If ever there was a “Psychic Batman” in my life, it would be Bob Maurer, the head of behavioral science for UCLA’s Medical School. Once, we were talking about dating. He said, “The single most important thing you need to know about someone before you marry them is how they […]