Category Archives: Engagement

4 Reasons Leaders Should Stop the Foolish Pursuit of Happiness at Work

To borrow from Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy:” It might seem crazy what I’m about to say… But I really don’t care if you’re happy at work. In fact, I think all the hype about happiness at work is a … Continue reading

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Catch People Doing Something Right – 4 Ways to Build Workplace Morale

Creating a workplace culture that breeds high morale and engagement doesn’t happen by accident. It requires leadership – wise, empathetic, discerning, thoughtful, strategic, and caring leadership. And it’s a leadership you can’t fake. It has to flow from the ethos … Continue reading

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Performance Anxiety – Not Just a Problem in the Bedroom

Performance Anxiety…words often reserved to describe a person’s worrisome beliefs or fears regarding their sexual performance in the bedroom is now being used to describe the same debilitating effects on performance in the workplace. That’s the message from a recent publication by Vadim … Continue reading

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“Get Lost in the Game” – 6 Ways to Perform Your Best

“I told him to get lost in the game.” That was Kentucky coach John Calipari’s advice to one of his star players, Julius Randle, during half-time of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game this past Monday night. Coming into the … Continue reading

Posted in Ability, Engagement, Goal Setting, Learning, Morale, Motivation, Purpose, Responsibility, Sports, Success | 1 Comment

4 Reasons I Use The “F” Word At Work

In most workplaces the “F” word is taboo. There are some words you just don’t say out loud and the “F” word tops the list. Leaders, in particular, are afraid to even think about the “F” word, much less say … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Connectedness, Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Trust | 20 Comments