Tag Archive from: enegagement
Why We Will Never Get Over Fear
“I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway.” – Taylor Swift “Courage is getting up on that horse even when you are scared witless.” – John Wayne In 1990, I did the unthinkable by becoming a member of the human potential industry. Thirty years later, I have reached a […]
The World Above Politics
Every Sunday morning at 7, I call into a spiritual group and we support each other. As I listen to their kindness, commitment, empathy, care, watchfulness, and contribution, I realize this is what most of us need to move forward. Calling each other stupid isn’t cutting it. Always […]
Career Tip of the Day – The World-Class Interview
Let’s being by getting one thing straight: A world-class interview is not about you. Here’s why: Human beings are hard-wired to be able to think about something other than themselves for about 15-seconds. For most hiring managers, this means they will not be that interested in […]
A Few Alternatives to Easter
I have never had issues with people of faith attending church and celebrating the story of Christ, except for this weekend. Many of us have not yet had someone close to them fall victim to the Coronavirus. Two and a half weeks ago, Terrence McNally, one of our country’s […]
Who Wants To Be a Billionaire?
“Want to become a billionaire? Then help a billion people. The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.” Peter Diamandis – Co-Founder, X-Prize History has long demonized wealth and the rich. The problem with blaming the rich is that the very people who point their fingers in […]
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 Killer Filters – 5 ways we destroy change before it happens!
In 1990, we delivered the first Inspired Work Program, an immersive experience that has led thousands of people into turning points with their careers. We can provide this outcome in just two days. However, in the beginning, some of the programs were long. We had to find a way for […]
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 […]