“The Revolution”

The Punch

In boxing it’s always the punch you don’t see coming that knocks you down. The punch you weren’t expecting, the punch you never thought would hit you. The employee recognition industry has been around for decades. It used to be pretty simple. An employee reaches a...

Haters Gonna Hate

If you’re in HR you see numbers and statistics like this every day: 48% of employees don’t like their jobs 80% of workers in the US feel stressed at the office Only 30% are “engaged and inspired” in their careers About 1 in 5 employees are actively disengaged at work...

The Six Primary Drivers Of Engagement

According to Modern Survey's Spring 2013 Engagement survey, employee engagement among US Workers rose this spring to 32 percent, up four points from last fall and the highest level in six years that the study has been conducted. At the same time, the percentage of...

The Happiness Factor

In a great article written by Timothy Sharpe, he discusses 5 factors that contribute to one's Happiness Factor at work. Timothy specifically discusses Frequent and Appropriate Recognition. "Employees want to not just be valued as important members of the team and of...

Blow it Up!

Blow it up. Drive a stake through its heart. Take it out to the woodshed. Choose your metaphor but this is what most companies should do to their employee recognition program. Why? One simple reason – it’s not working. OK – maybe we should take a step back here. If...

5 Tips On How Healthcare Leaders Can Enhance Patient Safety

I speak with healthcare leaders weekly about driving behavior, employee engagement and driving performance. Patient safety is on top of mind for them all, so here are five tips that I'm consistently hearing from these professionals. •  Leaders need to be patient...

How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture | TechCrunch

Early in my career, I had an encounter with a senior leader that left such a vivid impression on me that I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first meeting as manager-employee.… Source: How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture |...

Why You May Need An ‘Employee Of The Month’ – Forbes

“Employee of the Month” programs don’t get much respect. Central to the 2006 movie by that name was the absurdity of an EOTM program at fictional warehouse store Super Club. Scott Adams has, of course, mocked them in his “Dilbert” comic strip. Read More: Why You May...