Employee Engagement

How innovation improves performance and helps us sleep better at night

Innovation can come from the smallest and simplest of changes, it’s about opening up our minds and looking for opportunities – looking for those marginal gains. This was one of my many takeaways from a brilliant talk by Fran Millar, Director of Operations and Head of Winning Behaviour at Team Sky, the British professional cycling […]

Employee Engagement

3 more ways we piss off our employees

If you asked your employees for a list of things that really piss them off, I’m sure they wouldn’t be shy in rattling off a few. But let me ask you – how many of these do you know about and how many of these physically and/or emotionally drive your employees away from your company? […]

Employee Engagement

Stop letting false successes define you!

I tossed and turned all night long questioning and doubting myself. Why did ‘success’ escape me yet again? What did I do wrong? But then I thought to myself, am I asking the wrong questions? Instead shouldn’t I be asking myself these questions – what is success, and, more importantly – what successes do I […]

Employee Engagement

3 ways we really piss our employees off

My 17 year-old daughter Chloe absolutely hates hypocrites. In fact, as she tells me over and over again, “they really piss me off.” Is she young and naive? Yes. Is she wrong? No. Is she alone in her thinking? Absolutely not! Then why do we so often act as hypocrites with our employees? Why do […]

Employee Engagement

3 reasons why timing is important for pop stars and HR!

I have a new understanding and appreciation for the expression ‘timing is everything’ after attending The Jingle Bell Ball last night, a concert in London having a lineup of ten famous pop stars. The final act was Little Mix, a hugely popular girl group, one that was one of the headline acts. But what happened […]

Employee Engagement

5 inspirational people I’m thankful for

Although I haven’t lived in the U.S. for twenty years, I still have a special place in my heart for the holiday of Thanksgiving. It brings back memories of sitting around the table with people I love and respect, sharing stories of thanks and creating new moments to be thankful for. As I’ll be on […]

Employee Engagement

Building engagement is all about having the ‘right’ tools

Let me start out by saying that I am absolutely rubbish at throwing a ball. Always have been, and always will be! However, a friend of mine recently taught me how to use a ball launcher gadget that miraculously transformed me into a world-class ball thrower, and, at the same time reminded me of the […]

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