Employee Engagement and Retention

Stocktaking – Personal & Organizational

Another year is well under way. What oh what have we done with our time? The inevitable stocktaking and concerns about where time went are about to hit us. This happens at the personal and organizational levels. It is part of a cycle with the next phase being the optimistic planning and commitments with respect …

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3 New Year’s Resolutions For Your DISC Style

The new year is upon us! It’s time to make resolutions and set goals for the future. But before you rush in, take a moment to consider your personality type. When deciding on resolutions, it’s important for each person to think about what will work best with their DISC behavioral style (Dominant, Inspiring, Supportive or …

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How Do I Fall In Love With My Job Again?

A faithful reader of our articles asked us to address this question. It comes at a time when low employee engagement is a global phenomenon with remote work and a major leadership challenge. Our CEO Trevor E.S. Smith authored an e-book available on Amazon for married folk who needed to rekindle their relationship entitled R.O.M.P. …

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How To Improve Team Performance By Being Yourself

Team building exercises emphasize that there is no “I” in TEAM. But there is an equally important sense in which teams fail to function at their best when we fail to wield our personal influence. There is room for recognizing the importance of the YOU in teams. GROUP THINK One of the challenges that organizations …

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Leader/Follower Bus Ride

Today’s leaders face unique challenges some of which threaten the very existence of their organizations. The follower group is increasingly diverse demographically impacting their demands and needs. Leaders strive to bring new approaches to the process. Followers struggle to stay engaged. Think of a bus ride as we examine some of the issues. Destination versus …

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Winding Down or Gearing Up?

Getting confusing signals? Time to rest from labours or prepare for the New Year? Is this tug-o-war threatening to steal your joy? Both are compelling options. Here is a bullet-point review. Winding Down Remove the feeling of guilt from stepping back. Batteries need to be recharged. Treat winding down as a chance for objective introspection …

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Stay Put or Jump Ship?

Deciding whether to continue in their present job or actively seek alternative employment is a recurring question for mid-career employees.  The challenge is increased for those who are successful in their present job and have an apparently secure future. Deciding really gets difficult for people who joined the organization at an early stage in their …

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3 Encouraging Lessons from Covid-19

  Covid-19 is teaching us lessons, if we pay attention. Many of the lessons will make us better people and the world a better place.  1. PEOPLE WANT TO CONNECT MEANINGFULLY I am undertaking an initiative in which I am renewing and revitalizing my connections. Some of these were fleeting and information about the other party …

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