Team Member Engagement

When communicating with others, do you compel them to take action?

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November 13, 2017
When communicating with others, do you compel them to take action?

Tweet Think back to the last time you tried to persuade someone to your way of thinking.  Did you speak with sincerity, confidence and excitement—and use congruent body language?  If not, you’re not alone.  It’s difficult to communicate effectively with verbal and non-verbal congruency unless you’ve learned how to do it.  Most people don’t realize that...
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Three Reasons Leadership Transparency Is Mission Critical

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November 8, 2017
Three Reasons Leadership Transparency Is Mission Critical

Tweet Believe it or not, employee distrust is pervasive as only half of employees believe their employer is open and upfront with them according to an American Psychological Association survey. Managers account for up to 70% of variance in employee engagement which is defined as the level at which employees are emotionally invested in, and focused on, creating value...
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Do you have the confidence to conquer anything?

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November 6, 2017
Do you have the confidence to conquer anything?

Tweet When was the last time you wish you had more self-confidence?  Perhaps it was during a job interview or before a sales pitch to a new prospect—any scenario in which you were well aware of your lack of confidence.  Many people mistakenly believe that confidence is simply something they either have or don’t...
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How do you react to a new challenge?

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October 30, 2017
How do you react to a new challenge?

Tweet When something inevitably goes wrong, are you able to rise to the occasion and put your best foot forward to resolve the problem?  When faced with what appears to be an insurmountable challenge, do you rally your team and compel them to take action?  The ability to minimize stress and maximize a positive attitude...
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What happens the first time you meet someone?

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October 23, 2017
What happens the first time you meet someone?

Tweet Communicating confidently is important to succeed in any line of business—especially when meeting someone for the first time, yet many are uncomfortable talking to unfamiliar faces. Think back to the last time you introduced yourself, perhaps in a meeting or at a networking event.  Did you look new faces in the eyes as...
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Do you know how to disagree agreeably?

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October 16, 2017
Do you know how to disagree agreeably?

Tweet Disagreement is a natural dynamic between people because it’s normal to have different opinions and perspectives. Think back to the last major conflict you encountered at work.  Were you able to handle differences of opinion effectively and maintain a peaceful environment?  This can be extremely challenging to do, especially when “hot buttons” are...
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Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

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July 20, 2017
Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

Tweet When top talent leaves an organization, the immediate impacts on the department can feel tragic.  Since employee engagement has barely budged in the last few years, many organizations are focused on developing better attraction and retention strategies.  Gallup recently asked employees what they consider most when deciding to take a job with a different organization.  Here are...
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Four Characteristics of Star Employees

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May 25, 2017
Four Characteristics of Star Employees

Tweet The identification of star employees is essential to every organization’s success.  Managers must know who their top performers are for succession planning and mentorship purposes, otherwise they risk losing top talent.  If you’re curious to know if you yourself are a top employee, check out these four indicators. Speak-up confidently. Sometimes, employees refrain...
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Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

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May 4, 2017
Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

Tweet By 2025, millennials—individuals born between 1980 and 1995, will make up 75% of the U.S. and Canadian workforces1.  As thousands of millennials graduate this spring, the fortunate ones will be coming to a workplace near you.  Here are four secrets that will help you communicate with them successfully. They communicate needs when you...
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National Volunteering Month—Four Reasons to Lend a Hand

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April 6, 2017
National Volunteering Month—Four Reasons to Lend a Hand

Tweet The entire month of April is dedicated to honoring all of our communities’ volunteers and encouraging volunteerism throughout the month.  Whether your current employer has a volunteer program or not, here are four reasons to consider lending a hand.  Experience the ‘Happiness Effect.’  The conclusion of the London School of Economics study of...
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