Career Success

Change Now–It Might Be Too Late Later

Published on April 19, 2013 by

A little over a week ago, CPI Corp shut it's doors. CPI who, you say? You might not know the name, but I bet you've seen them taking family portraits with the babies and small kids squirming and crying in their studios housed in Sears, Walmart and Babies R Us. ...

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Employee Engagement: The List and The Mirror

Published on April 12, 2013 by

Every company wants to be on The List—you know, the list of companies employees and customers rave about. Every leader and team member wants to be on The List of engaged, exceptional employees. If that’s so, why don’t we have a longer list? The reason is simple: To be on that list takes ...

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Who Owns Employee Engagement?

Published on March 26, 2013 by

Nationwide CEO Steve Rasmussen was recently interviewed by businessjournal.gallup.com on employee engagement and said, "Engagement is a state of mind. People either are engaged or they're not. You can feel it. I can walk into any company, and I can tell you in 15 minutes whether people are engaged or not ...

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Leading an “Employee Engagement” Revolution

Published on March 15, 2013 by

A consulting colleague told me today about a four day leadership meeting he facilitated. Everyone was excited. The CEO had been talking the event up and made sure everyone knew he would be there ready to participate. But the leadership event came and went--without the top leader--and without any explanations ...

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Employee Engagement: Where Do We Start?

Published on March 11, 2013 by

"Employee engagement" is a hot topic in the workplace today--and for good reason. More and more "employees" are feeling stretched beyond their capacity, feeling under-appreciated and under-valued. (Please note that I didn't say "under-paid." For the most part, money isn't the problem and more money isn't the solution to the ...

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Happiness at Work?

Published on February 7, 2013 by

How would you like to go work for a company, be treated to four weeks of incredible training, and then be offered $2,000 to quit? Crazy, right? Not according to Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and the author of Delivering Happiness. There’s a method to his madness: Hsieh only wants ...

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Work Hard or Work Smart

Published on February 4, 2013 by

(This post first appeared on www.womenworking.com where I am a frequent guest coach and blogger.)

 

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Are You Playing To Win or Playing to Not Lose?

Published on January 17, 2013 by

Since the economic downturn began, it seems that “playing it safe” has become a national pastime. Companies have laid off employees, instigated hiring freezes, and focused on cost-cutting measures rather than seeking to grow and prosper. While many of them have money, they are afraid to use it due to ...

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Facing Your Fears and Feeding Your Dreams

Published on January 8, 2013 by

How are you...and how is your New Year  so far? For some of us, the answer would be "Good...no, I mean really good!" For some of us, the answer would be"Not so good, I've been kind of stuck" and for others of us the answer would be "I'm just holding ...

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Don’t Believe Everything You Believe!

Published on December 29, 2012 by

Believe it or not, 2013 is just around the corner! If you have been thinking about how you would like the new year to be one of discovery, growth and achievement, here is a tip:"Don't believe everything you believe! If you want things to change in your life, you must ...

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