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Not One Company Asked Their Employees About Engagement and You Won’t Believe What Happened Next…

Coming in hot from a trip to the west coast where I had great conversations and less great sleep. Nothing says “good sleep” than an economy coach seat, a hyperactive seat mate, no window and a faulty overhead air blower…. Continue Reading →

Crap Advice On Recognition from Inc Magazine – #SMDH

  Normally I let articles in the mainstream media that are patently incorrect slide by. There’s just too many of them for me to waste my time trying to correct the idiocy that passes for business journalism in today’s world…. Continue Reading →

Your Friday Orders: Originate – Not Imitate.

  The following quote passed by me on my Facebook feed the other day and made me stop and think.  “…we have more faith in what we imitate than in what we originate. We cannot derive a sense of absolute… Continue Reading →

Chester Cheetah Has Your Employee Happiness Right Here!

  We have almost reach comedic levels of posts on employee engagement, satisfaction, happiness and recognition. I am pretty confident I could bet you a year’s salary that you can’t go two days without seeing at least 5 posts on… Continue Reading →

How To Influence People – A Good but Lazy Post

Today’s post is sort of a “phone in.” A while back I read “The small BIG: Small Changes That Spark Big Influence” by Steve J. Martin, Noah Goldstein, Robert Cialdini. Cialdini is probably considered the father of the psychology of influence… Continue Reading →

August Podcast – No Secrets – No Cheap Answers

  Alan Shepard piloted the Mercury spacecraft Freedom 7. He is credited with answering the question about how it felt to be sitting on top of a rocket getting ready to blast off into space in this manner: “I looked… Continue Reading →

Being Human is a Zero Sum Game

Show of hands how many of you actually know your neighbors? If you do know the people who live exactly next door to you, now think about those that live three houses down from you? Do you know them? If… Continue Reading →

Stop Promoting Functional Experts To Management

Hey – wake up! If you run a business or are responsible for running a division or department of a company listen up. You’re doing it wrong! You keep promoting the people who are good at the “function” of a job into… Continue Reading →

People Are Tough To Manage Because of Pi | Some of you will get that…

I subscribe to a lot of email newsletters. You’re welcome. One that I always look forward to getting is one by Bri Williams who hails from down under and who’s company People Patterns focuses on the psychology/behavioral science side of… Continue Reading →

World Wide Epidemic of Rude and Negative – Support Our Better Angels

Employee engagement is down. Employee satisfaction is down. Overall happiness in the US is down (and has been declining since 2005). The number of mind-numbing and scream-laden reality TV shows is up (yet fading – there is good news!). Videos of… Continue Reading →

Can Positive News About HR Sell?

If you spend any time on the Internet today you know that the best headline always include either a number or some amazing statement like “And you won’t imagine what happened next.” It’s clickbait. Designed to get you click the… Continue Reading →

He submitted an article for #FistfulofTalent and you won’t believe what they posted…

Brad Pitt ad libbed a line in a movie that was so good I had to write about it on the Fistful Of Talent site (www.fistfuloftalent.com)

Are you to blame? New Post on LinkedIn

If you didn’t know it LinkedIn allows people to post their own “blogs” on their site. It is a way to get more people engaged and get more visibility for LinkedIn. It also is an easy way for people to… Continue Reading →

The Weight of Social Footprints on New Ideas and New Thinking

Below (after the horizontal line) is a post I wrote about 2 weeks ago. It’s longish – about 1,300 words. 5 times a normal post. It has been sitting in my “draft” file as I ponder whether to post it… Continue Reading →

Contrary to Popular Punditry – People Haven’t Changed

I gave the book “Drive” by Daniel Pink the side-eye when it came out 4 years ago for a variety of reasons. Mostly because it was a little idea well-packaged for mass consumption. The marketing of it was superb and… Continue Reading →

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