Keep Your Culture From Becoming the Cult of Personality  

This is likely a no brainer to most, but it can be tricky, so worth exploring.  I am a big, big advocate for the concept of culture in the workplace. … Get the Rest

HR and the Dark Side of Leadership

I am speaking in June at #SHRM 2017 in New Orleans on “HR and the Dark Side of Leadership”. Dark topics are not new for me or for

Deconstructed Employee Engagement

If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably heard about “deconstructed” recipes. I’m not a foodie. I’m more a "fooder" – which is the county fair/midway version of a foodie.

Employee Engagement Plan – Dumb or Dumber? You Make the Call

Employee engagement doesn’t need any more bad ideas. Since being crowned the “it” girl in roughly 2005 by HR and every business consultancy with a pulse and a research

“Inter-” VS “Intra-” Employee Engagement

I remember back in grade school when I learned the difference between “intra” and “inter.” For those that didn’t have Ms. Mangione for 3rd grade, the difference is

You’ll Know You Have True Employee Engagement When Your Employee Says This…

Yeah---clickbait headline. But it worked right? But I do finish the sentence… You will know you have employee engagement when an employee at some level in the company says

Are There Unintended Consequences from Too Much “Social Recognition?”

Many see business as a zero-sum game. I win. You lose. Only one top slot on the org chart. Only one “employee of the month” award. Today’s business is pretty

Wag The Dog in HR

As I think back on my career and recall the times I had the best work experiences---where I was connected and engaged the most---it almost always involved a

Employee Engagement Singularity – Infinite Monkey Blogger Theorem

I think it’s official. We’ve reached that point in the business world where absolutely nothing new can be added to the disaster that is employee engagement. It’s not that

Corporate Freudian Psychoanalysis: Is That A Cigar or Are You Just Engaged?

We're going to a weird place today. And I know this is a simplistic analysis but go with it… it’ll be fun! Freud (Sigmund, the psychiatry guy, not the