Employee Engagement

From Across My Desk

June 6, 2016
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The other day I walked into my office, and for some reason I wasn’t motivated to sit at my desk and get right to work. Instead I sat across my desk in one of my two guest chairs. I sat there with my journal and looked at what adorned my desk, my wall pictures, and my […]

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Getting Beneath the Surface

March 22, 2016
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Have you ever been asked, “How are you doing?” only to have the asker already out of earshot by the time you turn to answer? If we’re honest, we’ve all probably been that question asker at some point. We’re busy, and we have enough challenges to deal with in our own lives, so we exchange […]

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Culture Webinar – You’re Invited!

February 3, 2016
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I hope you can join me for Impacting Leaders’ first Leadership Learning Series webinar of 2016! We’ll be talking about company culture. The webinar is “Stewarding Your Company Culture in Uncertain Times,” and it’s available for you to attend, compliments of Impacting Leaders! This webinar is relevant for leaders at every level, and it will be focused on how we […]

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To the Leader Focused on the Five Percent

November 10, 2015
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Oh, those uplifting leaders who never pass up an opportunity to recognize and celebrate every milestone and achievement! For them, encouraging teammates seems to come as naturally as breathing. They have a gift for identifying and highlighting an individual or team’s progress, no matter how small. And if a big project is 95% successful? Then […]

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3 Things Your Teammates Need That They Won’t Ask For

November 5, 2015
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1. They need to know you believe in them. When was the last time an employee asked you to believe in him? Probably never. We don’t ask for our leader’s belief in us, but we need it to stretch ourselves, try new things, and achieve our best. Our belief in a teammate is especially impactful […]

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4 Ways to Increase Your Team’s Fulfillment

October 26, 2015
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The team leader has a huge impact on what motivates their teammates. What brings your teammates to work each day? The Check The check is all about working for money. After all, we need money to live, and a job provides a paycheck. When we work for the check, we probably don’t find our work […]

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Give Your New Employee a Great Start

October 16, 2015
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You’re probably familiar with the old saying, “You’re only as strong as your weakest link.” We typically think of this quote in a negative way in regards to how a weak link can hurt the team. While that is often true, there are some situations when a weak link is a good thing to have […]

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You Can’t Fake Appreciation

July 12, 2015
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Have you ever been the recipient of fake appreciation? We probably all have at one time or another. Fake appreciation is discouraging, and most times it’s worse than no appreciation at all. Sometimes the leaders’ intentions are good, but their efforts fall short. Here are a few all-too-common examples: Two Scoops of Motivation If your […]

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Catch People Doing Right

July 1, 2015
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Have you ever worked for a leader who always zeroed in on what was wrong about a process or a project? If we follow every praise with a “but…” or if every discussion turns into a critical evaluation, our teammates begin to dread interacting with us. Eventually, they quit asking for feedback (if they can […]

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8 Things Better Than Making People Happy

April 29, 2015
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Making people happy. Sometimes that’s a leader’s ultimate goal, and it’s a nice one. What’s the flip side – an unhappy team? Nobody wants that! It feels good to know the people you lead feel good about their work. But happiness? I guess it’s all in how you define it. I view happiness as an […]

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