Blame your company culture on the pens you use.

Culture – the tapestry of who and what your company is and stands for. Woven from many different behaviors – large and small. Culture isn’t what is written on posters outside the offices of your senior leadership team. Culture is… Continue Reading →

Micole Kaye on the “Paul”Cast… Internship?

Normally I start these “Paul”Casts with the tag line “what I wished I had been told…” but my interview partner in this discussion is fresh out of school and really hasn’t had the opportunity to experience a ton of life… Continue Reading →

Monica Fochtman on the “Paul”Cast… What I wish I had been told…

Are you taking responsibility for your own engagement at work? Are you the craftsperson of your own happiness? It seems from what we read today that companies own employee engagement and employee happiness. But not so fast says Monica Fochtman,… Continue Reading →

Take me to the pilot… Good Incentive Design

Incentive programs are sometimes more art than science. I think that is due to a variety of studies that contradict each other and gurus who do the same. That tension creates “gray” areas and they get filled with the “art”… Continue Reading →

Ray Zinn on the “Paul”Cast… What I wish I had been told…

As I got ready to upload this podcast I noticed just how long it has been since my last post. I am embarrassed! Chaulk it up to being busy – which also equates to better business. I can attest –… Continue Reading →

How To REALLY Design an Incentive To Drive Behavior

There are no shortages of people telling you how to get things done at work. I’m one of them. There is, however,  a shortage of people who will HONESTLY tell you how to get things done at work. Too often… Continue Reading →

Webinar Alert – Fistful of Talent, Recruiting, Awesomeness!

I love my FOT tribe… we get to talk about weird and wonderful stuff associated with HR. And we get to talk to interesting people when we do webinars and videos. Heads up – another great FOT webinar is coming… Continue Reading →

Drew Hawkins on the “Paul”Cast… What I wish I had been told…

Back behind the microphone with Drew Hawkins. Drew is someone I met about 8 years ago as I was just firing up a single practitioner consulting service and we was working in Chicago at a semi-competitor. We were both banging… Continue Reading →

The Only 2 Incentives You Really Have to Think About

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me “what incentive should I run to help me grow my business?” I’d have enough nickels to buy something really expensive. If I had a dollar for every time I’d… Continue Reading →

Recognition – Incentive – Engagement [They Are NOT the Same]

I keep a file of all the articles I find about how to drive performance in organizations. Some are good. Some are horrible. Most are about 50% correct. Even this one will fall short of 100% because at the core… Continue Reading →

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