Interview with John Mattone: World’s #1 leadership and culture authority

Interview with John Mattone – world’s #1 authority on Leadership and Culture Q: How did you develop a deep interest in leadership and culture? John Mattone: Here is how I became interested in Leadership and Culture: I completed my Graduate studies in Industrial Psychology in 1980 and then worked for Conoco. During teaching assistantship, I […]

Peter Block on what’s new in management consulting

Interview with Peter Block

Interview with Peter Block: Author and Management Guru Peter Block wrote “Flawless Consulting” the definitive guide for consultants (both internal and external), HR professionals and people who want to get their expertise used. He has also written “The Answer to How is Yes” and “Stewardship“. For several decades now, Peter has been providing clear thinking, guidance, […]

How a psychoanalyst became England’s most successful cricket captain – Mike Brearley

Leadership lessons from Mike Brearley   Do you belong to the school of thought that the captain or leader of the team must be extraordinarily gifted? That he or she needs to be better than individuals within the team to inspire respect? Do you also believe that leadership is not a specialization in itself? The […]

10 secrets to engaging your most valuable asset: Talent
December 22, 2014

10 secrets to engaging your most valuable asset: Talent

What are the secrets to engaging your employees. Engaged employees contribute to bottom line by discretionary efforts.

This article suggests 10 techniques:

1. Happiness

Science of happiness suggests gratitude, optimism and mindfulness results in happiness

2. Meaning

Finding meaning is important. When employees know the impact they are making they are more engaged.

3. Purpose

A deeper purpose can create a powerful bond between employee and organization.

4. Productivity

Productivity hacks help to beat procrastination, deliver desired results and enhance sense of accomplishment and impact.

5. Passion

Enhancing passion – enthusiasm and energy for work – can result in greater engagement.

6. Balance

A balance between work and life is a powerful engagement lever for the best companies.

7. Creativity

Creativity helps ideas and improvement within the organization.

8. Results

Helping employees measure the impact of their efforts helps in engagement.

9. Hacks

Encourage employees to find a better way

10. Bets

Encouraging employees to take calculated risks helps to engage them and give their best.

Meet Sandi MacPherson: Founder of Quibb

Meet Sandi MacPherson: Founder of Quibb The story of the tech startup founded in a garage has been frequently told. I came across an endearing story of a solo-entrepreneur working on an innovative news and link sharing startup in the Bay Area. The person is Sandi MacPherson, a former climate change scientist and the company is […]