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Inspiration | Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi

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Wow is all I can say.. the skies the limit when you are engaged in your acitivies!

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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, September 27, 2013 1:34 AM

Beautiful imagery and use of imagination with natural resources.

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wow
Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:29 PM

Creativity welcome. Be willing to see the world and your business options from new angles and as Shawn Anchor said in his new book,"Before Happiness," from different vantage points. We find new solutions with new perspectives.

 

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Eleven Ways to Create Real Employee Engagement from the Ground Up - MFRTech (press release)

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Eleven Ways to Create Real Employee Engagement from the Ground Up
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These days we hear plenty about employee engagement. We know disengaged employees are bad for business.
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Whilist we all know employee engagement is vital to the success of the employee and the business.. how can you achieve this if our employee dont know how much the we aprreciate them.

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Plan ahead and be ahead

To study or not to study that is the Question!

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I have recently had the opportunity to speak to a number of our adults who are about to finish their childhood schooling.

Whilst the prospect of entering university is exciting it is also very scary for our young adults.

They questions are "Is this right choice, I'm overwhelmed with the choice and what if I get it wrong?"

So instead of juming straight into a degree or qualification, why not go out there and experience life, get a job or even work experience in the field you think you would like to do and then decide?

Yes a university pathway can and is a rewarding one, however it is not the only way.

As an employer I like the idea of an applicant who has worked and studied in thier field of choice (and managed to have a life) in lieu of an applicant who has completed full time Uni whilst working at the local cafe.

The alternative pathway of workplace learning whether the learning is done at Uni or by a private RTO is a pathway that has more profound outcomes.

If you would like to know more go to www.t3australia.com.au

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Meet Michael Sitrick: The 'fixer' you call when your reputation is on the line - Financial Post

Meet Michael Sitrick: The 'fixer' you call when your reputation is on the line - Financial Post | The Importance of Engagement | Scoop.it
Financial Post Meet Michael Sitrick: The 'fixer' you call when your reputation is on the line Financial Post In the PR world, he is considered part of a handful of top experts in “crisis communications,” the go-to guy when bad stuff happens and...

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My collegaue Steve Hather has soem very relevant comments in regards to managing crisis' . The bottom line is be prepared  and ensur strategies are in place to manage however minimise the cost.

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Steve Hather's curator insight, October 23, 2013 1:17 AM

This is one of the reasons that PR companies have a bad name - spin doctors that are good at helping companies gloss over the real problems. While that does work in many cases, the average consumer is getting much better at picking out spiel and this does nothing for building consumer trust in the company or its brands. 

 

The trouble with Blackberry is that it is making stuff that people no longer want to buy. You can gloss that over with as much fluff as you like but it won't resolve the problem.

 

As social media - which can't be "controlled" by the likes of Mr Sitrick and Co, becomes even more dominant as a means of corporate-consumer engagement, companies will need to address their problems in a more thoughtful and transparent way.

 

Senior executives need to remember that, particularly in crisis situations, you are ultimately accountable for assessment, strategy and key messages. This should never be outsourced to a PR company.  While in some cases it might buy you some time, it won't make the problem go away.

 

Steve

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7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office

7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your Office | The Importance of Engagement | Scoop.it

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So how pumped are your team?

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Tran Duy Hung's comment, September 28, 2013 8:08 AM
thanks Daniel for Scooping this :) all agree
Jeremy Barton's curator insight, September 29, 2013 12:58 AM

Engaging your employees works and it can be fun. The rewards are an added bonus.

Bethany Spilde's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:29 AM

Blending Social Buzz Media with iRiseAbove.org, this is what we have found we are offering our clients. Love it!  #beyondmarketing

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The Six Disciplines Entrepreneurs Need To Succeed

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So how disciplined are you?

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Jeremy Barton's curator insight, October 1, 2013 11:02 AM

This all makes so much sense when we read this and we have the best intentions to follow these guidlines. BUT do we?

Having someone to be accountable to is so often just the catalyst we need. 

Maybe a coach?

John Zinga's comment, October 1, 2013 4:01 PM
Very Nice Piece and So True . Sometimes our best intentions are overlooked.
Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 1, 2013 5:53 PM

Yes, writing a Business Plan is an essential element of planning your business, you need the see the whole picture, involve others, plan ahead, and so much more.

Check this page for a FREE BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE: http://www.business-funding-insider.com/free-business-plan-template.html

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8 Questions to Refocus Your Vision and Achieve Success - Entrepreneur

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8 Questions to Refocus Your Vision and Achieve Success
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When you started your business, you knew what you wanted to do. But over time, things can get a little cloudy.

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As a business owner if I dont have a clear documented shared vision how can I possibly expect my team to be engaged to ensure we all acheive success!

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Yes it is crtical to acheive engaged learning to get the students buy in and what better way than to ask what, how and why they leran. 

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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Lessons From Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire

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“Failure to me became not trying versus not succeeding” - Sara Blakely “What you don’t know can be your greatest asset” – Sara Blakely Sara Blakely had graduated from college with a communication degree.

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I saw an interview with this amazing lady recentlly.. wow is all I can say!

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harish magan's comment, September 26, 2013 2:25 AM
There is razor thin difference between success and failure. Only those who keep on trying and minimize the difference on every new effort, finally succeed and arrive in this world announced by Media.
harish magan's comment, September 26, 2013 2:25 AM
There is razor thin difference between success and failure. Only those who keep on trying and minimize the difference on every new effort, finally succeed and arrive in this world announced by Media.
Shelby Stephens's curator insight, September 26, 2013 6:49 PM

Self-made billionaire, motivating article on how following your dreams and the art of not knowing can be a great asset.

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Mirror's Edge Parkour POV


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Thiis very cool ... almost 007!

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement - Forbes

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Dynamic Business How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement Forbes Research shows four out of 10 workers are disengaged globally. In the U.S., the situation is worse.
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Six Ways Motivate Students to Learn

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Getty Scientific research has provided us with a number of ways to get the learning juices flowing, none of which involve paying money for good grades. And most smart teachers know this, even …...
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5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

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Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle.


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Weirdly it is surprising how much can be achieved before the phone starts ringing. 

The other strange this is that it is surpising, so why don't we do it more?

What a great sense of achievement it is to have the To Do List mostly done before 8am!

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Silvia's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:37 AM

almost all tasks done!

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Reputation Risk Management -- It's Time to Build Trust and Resilience at the Top - Huffington Post

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Reputation Risk Management -- It's Time to Build Trust and Resilience at the Top
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These corporate governance issues and crises have sparked a steep rise in reputational risk as trust in business continues a decade-long erosion.

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Once again Steve has hit the nail on the head, be prepared, be trained and reduce the risk. Reputation Risk Management is critical. 

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Steve Hather's curator insight, October 10, 2013 7:44 PM

Great article. As the authors state, too often reputation management is seen as a PR activity but incidents and crises are far more complex - and today's consumers far better informed, to be hoodwinked by PR spiel. 

 

Companies now more than ever need an effective process and a trained team that have practiced that process in a realistic simulation exercise to respond effective when an incident occurs. 

 

While every company will have an incident, it does not have to escalate into a crisis that can threaten the company's survival. That will be determined by process, practice and mindset.

 

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The Art of Powerful Testimonials: Tips to Help Grow Your Business

The Art of Powerful Testimonials: Tips to Help Grow Your Business | The Importance of Engagement | Scoop.it

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So you remembered to ask for the testimonial, what do you do with it to the best advantage of your business?

Some great tips in this article.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:41 PM

 

Glowing testimonials from satisfied customers or clients, are the cornerstone that holds together all other aspects of marketing, especially for business owners striving to stand out from their competition and build successful and sustainable businesses.

 

Successful business owners, understand that customers and clients are often held back from acting on an offer by fear of making the wrong decision, and these business owners ensure that they include the human touch provided by testimonials in all of their marketing.

 

This excellent article, stresses the power of testimonials in gaining business, and it discusses how to get them, how to write them, and how to effectively use them.

Randi Thompson's curator insight, September 26, 2013 9:30 AM

When was the last time you took the time to get feedback from your customers and clients?  Do you realize how important this is to your business?

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10 Ways to Shift Gears for Employee Engagement and Change Management

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So what gear are you in?

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:02 PM

There's nothing new or revolutionary here but it's a great reminder of the basic blocking and tackling of managing change that is a continued struggle for many. We like the razzle dazzle and trick plays but sustainable change requires simplicity, consistency, and persistence. 

Harry Cannon's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:36 AM

Engagement is core to change and transition - some useful tips here.

greytip's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:16 AM

With changing times, it is important to adapt new technologies that aligned towards employee engagement. Having an employee portal is one of them. The employee can easily access his data as payslips, leave or claim entitlements, apply for them etc.  http://www.greytip.in/cloud/employee-self-service-portal

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Inspiration | Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi

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Wow is all I can say.. the skies the limit when you are engaged in your acitivies!

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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, September 27, 2013 1:34 AM

Beautiful imagery and use of imagination with natural resources.

saokim branding's comment, October 1, 2013 10:57 PM
wow
Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:29 PM

Creativity welcome. Be willing to see the world and your business options from new angles and as Shawn Anchor said in his new book,"Before Happiness," from different vantage points. We find new solutions with new perspectives.

 

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7 Things Every Employee Wants From Their Boss

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Of course business owners want and need engaged employees.. this article has some fabulous suggestions that we should all put into action today. 

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Greg Lustig's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:51 AM

In my opinion, employees want most of all transparency from their employer.Second is to be treated and compensated fairly.Thirdly,recognition and credit  for the work being  performed.Fourth,is the opportunity for personal growth and advancement.Fifth,is appreciation for the value of the employees services and contributions.Sixth,a clear definition of employees role and responsibilities in the organization.Finally,the authority  and freedom to perform ones responsibilities without being micro managed.It goes without saying that all employees want security as well as the opportunity to work in a positive culture free from stress and the fear of losing ones job.

360Logica's comment, September 24, 2013 11:11 AM
transparency, opportunity, recognition, personal growth, clarity in responsibilities all are equally important for employee.
Moorea Thill's curator insight, September 24, 2013 11:16 AM

This article hits point on. I prefer my boss to be clear, direct, and willing to listen to the lower level employees suggestions on how to improve. I am more likely to improve and succeed if my boss has these qualities. 

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25 Ways to Reward Employees (Without Spending a Dime) - HR World

Free and easy ways to keep your work force happy and productive.

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Staff Engagement is all about ensuring your staff are rewarded for the efforts put in ... that includes the little things and the big things.

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MrsTTan's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:40 AM

Not because you are cheap and unwilling to spend money but because words and actions are powerful in impacting people.

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Learning to learn: losing yourself in passion

Learning to learn: losing yourself in passion | The Importance of Engagement | Scoop.it
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I can relate to this article...Whilst I am the CEO of aT3 Australia and my days are full, I spend many hours outside working hours upskilling myself and learning contantly. This may seem challenging however once you create the consistent habit it is actually easy.

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Employee Engagement And Your Operational Strategy

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Employee enagagement whilst not easy it vital to any business ... you just have to look at how the benefits outweigh the work... loyalty, enthusiasm, productivity, profitability, motivated... and the list goes on!

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Baillie Lumber's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:35 AM

Yes employee engagement is critical in executing on a successful operational strategy. The authors point of ensuring your culture is aligned and supports employee engagement is a good one. If your culture does not support the strategic direction i might be worth the time to find ways to bridge that gap!

Donna Karlin's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:52 AM

Where operational strategy meets organizational culture.

Greg Lustig's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:25 PM

To fully engage employees ,you need to make them feel that they are an 

intregral part of the process.

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Great Customer Experience Needs Engaged Employees: Forrester Looks at How to Get There

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Have you ever been to Trader Joe’s natural foods supermarket?
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Four Emotional Drivers for Employee Engagement

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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 7, 2013 11:36 AM

I like the simplicity of the model suggested - prompts thought - but on reflection it is to simplistic. People are differently motivated within each of the four headings. I tend to use Archetypes or NLP frames of reference when working with a group on motivation/

Bryce Wettstein's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:08 AM

"Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it's a magnificent profession." - Professor Clay Christensen

 

I think this quote is an excellent supplement to the article. The article talks about four different emotional drivers that motivate employees, and how their morale affects their overall performance. If a manager is able to satisfy these emotional drivers, it develops positive employee engagement in the workplace.

 

This is a great example of the behavioral approach to management, which stresses group dynamic and leadership, social needs as primary motivating factors, and focuses more on the human side of an organization.

Terence R. Egan's curator insight, July 5, 9:32 PM


Now, how can the principles of Behavioral Economics be employed in the workplace in order to optimize the attainment of the four emotional drivers?

 

For example, studies have shown that sharing unique, or even risky activities can considerably enhance bonding and teamwork. This has been shown to be true whether between lovers (or prospective lovers), colleagues, or both (although that last one is purely my own speculation!).

 

How can Behavioral Economics inform us on the attainment of the other three emotional drivers?