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Finding Meaning and Connection at a Sod Laying Party

Finding meaning and connection when it’s 100 degrees outside, one o’clock in the afternoon, not a cloud in the sky, and 38 pallets of sod are waiting to fill in an acre of land, isn’t necessarily ideal. If you haven’t laid sod before, just imagine lifting a couple thousand 20-pound slabs of pre-cut dirt and […] Read more

Seth Ollerton

Posted on June 24, 2015 by

Reverse Mentoring and Employee Engagement

During Jack Welch’s tenure at General Electric, he championed the concept of “reverse mentoring.” Reverse Mentoring is where more mature employees seek the advice of younger colleagues in effort to learn technology skills or to otherwise remain culturally relevant. I have been experiencing a bit of reverse mentoring here at DecisionWise, and it’s been eye-opening. […] Read more

Matthew Wride

Posted on June 19, 2015 by

5 Latest Book Reviews on MAGIC

The Reviews Are In About MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement.   The book, MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement is a five-part approach to making organizations stronger, more profitable, and better places to work. MAGIC introduces the five MAGIC keys of employee engagement—Meaning, Autonomy, Growth, Impact, […] Read more

Seth Ollerton

Posted on June 10, 2015 by

Managers, Here is How to Keep Employees Engaged

Managers, Here is How to Keep Employees Engaged   Excerpt from the article published in:     “Engaged managers till the soil for their direct reports, creating the same conditions that lead to the manager’s full engagement in work and workplace culture. They then encourage employees to find engagement in ways that are unique to […] Read more

Seth Ollerton

Posted on June 10, 2015 by

Managing for Employee Engagement, Not Overtime

Managing for Employee Engagement, Not Overtime A while back, I was given financial oversight for a boutique restaurant and lounge that had recently opened in Los Angeles, California. Food and beverage operations were new to me, but I quickly discovered that two costs really mattered – costs of goods sold (e.g., the food and drinks […] Read more

Matthew Wride

Posted on May 29, 2015 by

First Day Employee Engagement Killers

First Day Employee Engagement Killers   Unlike my father who worked for the same employer for over 40 years, I have been employed by 5 different organizations during the last 15 years alone. My winding career path may be similar to yours, which means you and I have experienced the dreaded “first day” too many […] Read more

Matthew Wride

Posted on May 11, 2015 by

3 Steps to Correctly Analyze Employee Engagement Survey Results

3 Steps to Correctly Analyze Employee Engagement Survey Results   How much rigor do you use when analyzing your employee engagement survey results? The truth is, most organizations don’t dig deep enough. Let me share an example that will help clarify what I mean. The other day my seven-year-old came to me and told me […] Read more

David Mason

Posted on May 8, 2015 by

VIDEO: Is Employee Engagement Different for Hourly Employees?

As I was presenting the results of an employee engagement survey to an executive team, the CEO asked, “What is the impact of these results to our hourly employees? Does it matter if they don’t have advancement opportunities? Does it matter if they don’t feel challenged or stretched? I mean they have menial jobs. They’re […] Read more

Paul Warner

Posted on May 6, 2015 by

VIDEO: ENTER THE DANGER : 3 Recommendations for New Managers

ENTER THE DANGER 3 Recommendations for New Managers   A new management position is opening at your organization and you know you’re a top performer and possibly a candidate. Upper management is scanning the horizon for the perfect fit in the new position. There are many qualified candidates that have been around longer than you, […] Read more

Linda Linfield

Posted on April 29, 2015 by

4 Misconceptions CEOs Have about Employee Engagement

4 Misconceptions CEOs Have about Employee Engagement   Listen, I get it. Your employees have a good job that “most people in the world would die for. “They’re only working 40 hours a week. They have healthcare. You’re matching their 401k contributions. You even PAY them for time OFF. This is the fault of the […] Read more

David Mason

Posted on April 29, 2015 by