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Thank Different. Employee engagement is a key element to any successful business. In today’s knowledge economy, your most valuable assets are your people. All organizations need to have a strategy to engage & align their team to achieve their business goals. In a highly competitive world - the ability to retain, attract & engage your staff can be the difference between success & failure. Kudos is a corporate social network with a peer-to-peer recognition system designed to engage your teams with enhanced communication, collaboration, appreciation & recognition.
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Why Employees Have a Role In Their Own Engagement - Fistful of Talent

Why Employees Have a Role In Their Own Engagement - Fistful of Talent | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Employees aren't just employees. They bring a lot to the table and can use their different personalities and life experiences to contribute to engagement at work. (Great read on employee engagement.
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FOT is always good for a bit of debate. I agree with the premise that employee's are resposnible for their engagement. Management can do their best to create a culture  that is unique and opportunities that are interesting within the context of the company's goals and priorties. But employees do need to get invovled, embrace the vision and mission and in the process help shape the culture and their own future in an organization. If you choose to be a passengers you may end up somewhere you do not want to go. Contribute to getting the the destination and you will be happer for it. Then people will also see you for how you want to be seen. Win- Win.

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Michael_J_Stone's curator insight, December 15, 2013 12:18 PM

Interesting Article, except many employees don't want to be anything more than an employee. They don't go to work to be engaged. They go to pay the bills so they can go back to the pretend life they live on Facebook. 

 

If you want your employyes to be engaged, then Be Engaging! Get away from typical hiring methods that don't work; Do Great Things!; Serve great people. Work Hard, have fun.

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[Infographic] Employee Engagement: What Career Growth Opportunities Do Employees Want?

Employee development planning that leads to employee engagement. What career growth opportunities do employees want? (RT @montse_herrera: Employee engagement: What career growth opportunities do employees want.
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Personal development is key to enagement - especially with mellenials who are looking to grow and learn. One item that is very important to growing is having a mentor and being given opportunities to take on extra responsiblities that can add to your experience. Other forms of training and development are also important and worthwhile but the indivdual really needs to commit themselves to that trianing verses doing them with minumum  commitement and just going through the motions. That is  a waste of time and money for everyone.

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Three ways HR managers can improve employee engagement

Three ways HR managers can improve employee engagement | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
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Employee engagement is like rolling a snowball uphill - Interview ...

Employee engagement is like rolling a snowball uphill - Interview ... | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Employee engagement is like rolling a snowball uphill - Interview with Peter A. Hunter - It needs managing all of the time and if you take your eye off the ball it'll roll all the way down to the bottom of the hill and you'll lose all of ...
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Jack Martin's curator insight, November 15, 2013 2:16 PM

Great article - it's always important to keep your program going and make adjustments as needed versus letting it slide.

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How To Eliminate Performance Reviews In Your Organization

How To Eliminate Performance Reviews In Your Organization | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Performance reviews don’t work. They are disliked by managers and employees alike. They are usually poorly written and disappear as soon as they are completed. Everyone knows this but most are not going to admit it.

Via Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D., Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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This is a great article. Very true about coaching and providing regular feedback. I do believe you also need to outline and discuss repoonsibilities and set goals together then hold your athlete, I mean employee, accountable. When they succeed - recognize that success.

 

Performance reviews are continuous. And guess, one of the responsiblities of each team member is to be part of that process by activitly seeking feedback and being honest about their own efforts and engagement. 

 

If if you feel you are being ignored ask the hard question, what have I done to be noticed or manage my career. 

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 31, 2013 2:03 PM

Effective Organizations don't waste time , but do provide their employees with constructive feedback.

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What Good Bosses Do

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With a title like “What Good Bosses Do”, I’m immediately positioned to create a comprehensive list of all the management and leadership actions of a good boss. I’m not going to do that.


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The Culture Is Only As Good As The Leader | CEO.com

The Culture Is Only As Good As The Leader | CEO.com | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it

What You See is What You Get. Healthy Leaders, Healthy Culture


Via Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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If you do not set the tone for the cuture it will take on a life of its own and maybe become something you did not want. Been there, turst me. 

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Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's curator insight, October 30, 2013 4:50 PM

From article : A company’s culture grows, in many ways, from the top down. Leadership is the real root of any organization — the vital source from which all energy, vision, values and style manifest themselves

Terence R. Egan's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:39 PM

 

[KEY POINTS in Plain English]

 

There’s a misunderstanding that employees create a company’s culture — for example: how they dress, how they do business and how they communicate. If you observe a company’s employees, it is easy to think they’re both the result and the creators (cause)  of the culture.

 

But Leadership is the real foundation of any organization's culture.

 

The leader is the visionary who sets the direction and style of the company’s personality. The leader creates internal culture through the people s/he hires, the information s/he provides and the resources s/he makes available.

 

Leadership ultimately (finally) determines the culture of a company. The leader develops it and maintains it — whether it is good or bad.

 

But if you’re the creator of an unhealthy culture, you can also be its cure.

 

[Or, is it better to hire a new, transformational leader to implement  the required change?]

Christina Chen's curator insight, November 29, 2013 7:54 AM

Good article!

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How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work

How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that's easy to dismiss.
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Dan Mularski's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:32 AM

Happiness is both the precursor to success and the result of it, but be sure to define what success is for you.

John Michel's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:29 PM

Research is beginning to reveal that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying an upbeat attitude. Positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that last much longer than a smile.

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"Greatness" by David Marquet

Captain David Marquet's talk on Greatness. It illustrates how he took a nuclear submarine from the worst performing ship with the lowest moral in the US Navy and turned it into the highest graded ship ever.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Okay - teach a man to fish and empowerment and mentoring people leads to engagemnet and  that leads to success. Love those videos. Entertianing. Add this to the Fish pholisophy concpets you have full enagegment. Remnds me of the saying surround yourself with smarter poeple then yourself. Maybe the truth is more about giving people the authority and information to do their job. Then they make good decsion and that makes you look smart becasue they are smart.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 19, 2013 7:51 PM

David is the author of: Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders.


You can follow him on Twtter here: @ldavidmarquet

David Hain's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:41 AM

Recommended!

Terry Finerty's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:16 AM

Great practical guidance on the secret of balancing need for co-ordination with decision making where information is richest - at the coal face.

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Silkworm FiSH! Philosophy

A video I made explaining the FiSH! Philosophy and what it means to our company.
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This is great and identifies a simple truth - indivudals need to make the choice to be happy, productive and positive. If you do that you chnage your world and create opportunities for yourself and help your company  achieve your goals. Good book too. Worth giving to everyone on your team or at least your managers.

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Dylan Rodricks's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:38 PM

The FISH! Philosophy is a set of work/life practices commonly used to improve work culture.The concepts were inspired by observing the work culture at Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market.

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Learning To Connect To Boost Employee Engagement - TanveerNaseer.com

Learning To Connect To Boost Employee Engagement - TanveerNaseer.com | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Find out what 3 critical steps leaders should be employing to boost employee engagement levels in their organization.
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donhornsby's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:59 AM

(From the article): It’s important to remember that we are all driven by a need to feel like what we do matters; that it helps to improve things or creates something beneficial for others. Clearly, the stress and disengagement his employees felt was in part due to a lack of clarity about how their efforts mattered beyond their impact on their organization’s quarterly earnings or the bottom line.

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15 Ways to Drive Employee Engagement and Reinforce Culture via the Green Goldfish « 9 INCH MARKETING

15 Ways to Drive Employee Engagement and Reinforce Culture via the Green Goldfish « 9 INCH MARKETING | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
15 Ways to Drive Employee Engagement and Reinforce Culture via the Green Goldfish http://t.co/TSkXysvmGi via @9INCHmarketing
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Stan has some great points in his book. I recommed any one interested in Employee Engagment read the book.

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The Irrationality of Employee Engagement

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Does the irrationality of the results found in the Ultimatum Game have any application to our efforts with employee engagement?
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Does technology improve employee engagement? | ...

Does technology improve employee engagement? | ... | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
The endless parade of technologies to improve workforce collaboration has certainly led to the shrinking of time and distance, but has it actually let to a long-term increase in engagement and business performance?
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The business case for employee engagement passes all common sense tests for business. Technology is the best way to enable the foundational elements for engagement. The optimal state for high enagement is when work feels more like a community then a company, as highlighted in the Conference Board , Mckinsey report - The State of Human Capital 2012: False Summit. Worth reading if you are looking to support your business case to enhance employee engagement at your company.

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How Google sets goals with OKR's - objectives and key results - Weekdone blog

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Very worth watching. Long but it lays out how you should set goals to advance your company.

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Are You Engaged at Work? Probably Not

Are You Engaged at Work? Probably Not | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Can you honestly say that you are happy at work? If you answered yes to that question then congratulations, you belong to a small demographic of gainfully employed individuals fully committed to their role at work.
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The Q12 really does make a lot of sense. The more I read articles and insights on employee engagement the Q12 always seems to be the most complete and straightforward list. If you get some of the list right you will have more engaged employees. Having fully engaged employees all the time is probably impossible. Probably because work is after all – work and not always fun. But if you work with purpose you can always find  ways to be engaged. If you can't, do everyone a favor and find a change that does engage you. 

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Why Would You Wait to Improve Employee Engagement?

Why Would You Wait to Improve Employee Engagement? | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
When you do not feel you are part of a great team, and employee engagement is low, why would not want to take actions to improve employee engagement? Insane? (Why Would You Wait to Improve Employee Engagement?
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The 3-minute storytelling lesson you won’t forget | Public Words

I was working recently with a team of executives on storytelling and delivery, and in one of the exercises I pressed them to present their pitches faster and in

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Kathy Hansen's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:33 AM

"This 3-minute ad from Thailand packs a powerful wallop in a very short space.  And it suggests several lessons for good storytelling."

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What Employee Engagement Isn't

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Many definitions are thrown around today to describe employee engagement.  

Let’s address the “what-engagement-is-not” side of the equation


Via Adel Ben Youssef, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers

3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Start practicing these three habits and you too can get closer to success.

Via The People Development Network
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donhornsby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:59 AM

(From the article): Flaunt your failures like a champ. Fail as many times as you can. Everyone fails. It’s part of life. Too many people take failure as a sign it's time for them to give up. Those people don’t get very far. What sets successful people apart is the ability to get up and give it another go with a better plan for how to be successful the next time around.

 

If you want to embrace the habits of successful people, you’ve got to make the change within yourself first. 




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The Warning Signs of a Highly Disengaged Employee

The Warning Signs of a Highly Disengaged Employee | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
The world is an unhappy place when you don’t like your job. Job dissatisfaction is the gateway to disengagement, disengagement leads to lowered performance, and lowered performance affects …
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Improve Employee Satisfaction, Retention, Morale and Relations with FISH! Video Pack (HD Trailer)

Visit http://www.fishphilosophy.com or call 800.328.3789 to learn more! The FISH! Video delivers. In just 20 minutes it provides a compelling model for creat...
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Just a bit more on this philosophy. Be world famous. :)

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The Motivational Value Of Clear Career Paths

The Motivational Value Of Clear Career Paths | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
A work environment with the opportunity for upward mobility - as opposed to one that is relatively stagnant - can make the difference between a work force that is engaged versus one that is adrift.

Via Ron McIntyre, Wise Leader™
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:30 PM

Absolutely on the mark but few have a clear understanding of what is required to implement and sustain. It takes a lot of effort and planning to be effective but more importantly it requires passion and compassion.

Anand Srinivasan PMP®, ITIL® V3's curator insight, October 27, 2013 12:25 PM

Absolutely. There should be  clear management involvement and investment established to sustain this model.

Well said on "Americans want to succeed, not merely survive."

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Fresh Milk from Contented Cows

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What do you think of your boss?  See what others thought.

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Small Business: Keeping workers engaged - Newsday

Small Business: Keeping workers engaged - Newsday | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
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Communication is key to engagement, as is the employee's direct relationship with his or her manager, says Cord Himelstein, vice president of marketing and communications at Michael C.
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