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Employees for Life

(Listen to our interview with Lee Burbage in the episode of WorkHuman Radio embedded at the top of this post.) Heading up the people team at The Motley Fool, one of my favorite self-appointed duties is to greet Fools (that’s what we call each other … Read full posting »

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5 Ways to Create a Work Experience that Mirrors Your Best Customer Experience

(Listen to our interview with Jeanne Meister in the episode of WorkHuman Radio, embedded at the top of this post.) Job candidates and employees expect their workplace experience to resemble their experience with Amazon, Apple, or Netflix. And they have the power to provide instant … Read full posting »

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4 Myths About Rebooting Performance Management

(Don’t forget to listen to our interview with Tamra Chandler in the WorkHuman Radio podcast embedded at the top of this post.) One busy Friday, I met with a West Coast client in the morning and returned to my office to take a call from one of … Read full posting »

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Empowerment … You Keep Using That Word

In today’s workplace, businesses are trying to do everything they can to wring the last bit of “engagement” out of their employees. Not that every business really understands what engagement means, but they know they want it. And they think they need it. And let’s … Read full posting »

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Guest Post: Harnessing the Power of Relationships

When was the last time you thought about gravity? It plays a pretty important role in our lives, doesn’t it? It keeps us from floating off into space. It literally holds our solar system together. Gravity is vital to our survival. And yet, unless you … Read full posting »

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Guest Blog: Before You Hit ‘Send’: 5 Tips for Mindful Communication

Hasty communication can break relationships and ruin careers. Too often we write an email or send a text without double-checking the content or being mindful of the tone of the message. We have no idea how that message will get interpreted. Once you hit the … Read full posting »

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The ROI of Recognizing Service Anniversaries

A few weeks back, I wrote a post about service anniversaries and why they’re important. You can check out the full post here. What’s noteworthy about service anniversaries isn’t just their “feel good” importance. Yes, having someone recognize how long I’ve been with the organization … Read full posting »

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Guest Blog: The Reason Work Anniversaries are Important

One of the most important events in an employee’s career is their first day of work. There’s a constant conversation about making sure an employee is welcomed and made to feel a part of the company on Day One. Every year, employees remember their work … Read full posting »

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Guest Blog: Why We Need “Work Friends”

I read an article recently about having friends at work and outside work. It reminded me of the Gallup Q12 item that addresses having a best friend at work. For those who might not be familiar, the Gallup Q12 is a survey that measures employee … Read full posting »

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Team Culture and Positivity: What We Can Learn from Kids’ Basketball

This guest blog comes to us from our Vice President of Corporate Sales & Business Development, Brian Schwartz. My wife and I are blessed to have two wonderful boys, ages 10 and 12.  Both are active in sports, which means that on many weeknights and … Read full posting »

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