• Addicted to Positive Connection and Communication Part 2

    Addicted to Positive Connection and Communication Part 215

    In my previous article, I went over how the old saying “It’s not personal, it’s only business,” really does become personal in our work/home/social lives where we depend on connection and communication with other people. How modern psychological research has found that the word ‘together’ in a team environment will reinforce an individual sense of togetherness

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  • Addicted to Positive Connection and Communication Part 1

    Addicted to Positive Connection and Communication Part 115

    Lately I’ve been thinking and writing a lot about motivation, connection, and communication and specifically motivating employees.  It’s almost a holy grail of business lately. Employee engagement surveys are rife in the business world.  The good news is that we, business in general, have clued in to the fact that it’s the work that our

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  • Total Employee Engagement Is Not an Option

    Total Employee Engagement Is Not an Option2

    Employee engagement is not an option for your company.  With service expectations continually going up, an engaged workforce may very well make the difference between you being a profitable, well thought of company, organization or association – or not. As it is the frontline employee who has the most contact with the customer and prospect,

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  • Culture and Kindness

    Culture and Kindness0

    This week I presented to an amazing group of education and health care leaders – an organization called Ever Active Schools: professionals who are committed to building programs in our schools that will get – and keep – kids healthy. I always get inspired when I am with a group of passionate visionaries who are

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  • Creating A Remarkable Culture: Learning To Lead Without A Title

    Creating A Remarkable Culture: Learning To Lead Without A Title0

    Do you work in a culture that you would call “remarkable?” Are you depending on someone else to make it remarkable, or do you take ownership to create a remarkable culture in the area where you work and can influence? The title of this blog is the title of some of my most recent presentations

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  • Contentment and Culture

    Contentment and Culture0

    For those who follow me, you know that my focus is on building strong organizational cultures. It seems evident that cultures are a reflection of the people that live and work in them. I came across a great article in the New York Times about Costa Rica and how contented they are as a people.

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