Why Are We Managers So Poor at Feedback? It’s Like Trying to Explain How to Use a Towel to a Fish

Study after study point to managers who are poor at giving feedback as the major reason why performance appraisals fail. Read more »

Employee Engagement: What’s in a Word?

The words "employee engagement" are being used (or possibly over-used) in recent discussions in the business community regarding employee attitudes and performance in the workplace. Read more »

Are Your People Engageable?

All the emphasis seems to be on how managers can extract the discretionary effort that is hiding inside each person but what if there is nothing to work with? What if the... Read more »

What Is Usually Missing and Stops Employee Engagement?

Senior leaders have failed to include one of the most important things managers need to do a good job, to feel joy in work Read more »

The M and Ms of Employee Engagement

To be a successful manager, not only do you need to effectively direct your employees, you need to have them understand their role in the bigger picture of the company's image to... Read more »

Tackling Two Monumental Challenges: Engagement and Meetings

Employee engagement is a huge issue at companies-big and small, but the good news is, it doesn't have to be. Read more »

The 7 Initial Conditions to Achieve Employee Engagement

A cliché is an over-used a phase or term. I can certainly understand why people can feel this way about the phrase "employee engagement." We have delivered poorly on the promise of... Read more »

Employee Engagement and Motivation – Two Magic Words That Will Multiply Team Performance

Employee Engagement and Motivation – Two Magic Words That Will Multiply Team Performance By Mark Buchan I was with my mentor today and we were talking about his time in management and... Read more »

Top 5 Ways to Kill An Employee Engagement Process

We've often talked about and published some of the positive results achieved by organizations that have leveraged an engagement process effectively. Read more »

Actively Engaging the Disengaged

Task and relationships are two major ingredients that take place in any form of interaction. Read more »