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TalentCulture | October 25, 2014

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Workplace Culture and Innovation

3 Ways Creative Engagement Hatches Employee Engagement

July 15, 2014 | 1

Creative engagement and employee engagement are the chicken and the egg. Or the egg and the chicken. Impossible to know which comes first because they so strongly reinforce each other. And that’s why it’s a good idea to strive for both!

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Are You Numbing Your Workforce?

July 14, 2014 | 1

There is a classic TedTalk featuring Brené Brown, in which she points out that “we cannot selectively numb emotion.” In other words, if you are numbing yourself emotionally to something that bothers you, you have to numb yourself on all other levels … Read More

Talent Engagement and the Dissed-Engaged

July 11, 2014 | 3

What to do with a productive outlier?

Especially when she’s a smart problem-solver, who is sometimes collaborative and works well with others, but who’s also a headstrong, impulsive, independent, opinionated and throws tantrums like baseballs from a wild fast pitcher, … Read More

The No Fear Approach To Handling A Combative Employee

July 9, 2014 |

As a new manager, you’re glad to have Chris on your team. He seems like an ideal employee: smart, experienced and gets things done. There’s just one problem. He disagrees with you and his co-workers at every turn. It’s to … Read More

How To Create A Competitive Claim That Is More Than Hot Air

July 9, 2014 | 1

Most companies struggle with defining what makes them unique; different from their competitors. They can’t answer the question “Why should I do business with you and NOT your competition?” in a succinct meaningful way.

There are two traps they fall … Read More

Should Desk Chairs Go The Way Of The Smoking Lounge?

July 7, 2014 |

I have fond memories of smoking.

There’s something about having a cigarette with a cup of coffee that only a smoker or ex-smoker can appreciate. I enjoyed my cigarettes until I woke up one day and realized that they had … Read More

Happy Interdependence Day

July 2, 2014 |

I used to love that little Volkswagen Bug, the little Love Bug named Herbie that many early Gen Xers like me remember vividly. Herbie, the do-good little car with a mind of its own; a driverless car that helped Dean … Read More

6 Eye-Opening Employee Engagement Statistics

July 2, 2014 | 5

You know those company videos or blog posts aimed at showing the world just how great Company X is to work for? Everyone is having fun at work, and they’re smiling while talking about all the perks. We have come … Read More

Kill Them With Kindness: Ineffective Motivational Tactics

July 1, 2014 |

Office break rooms are often riddled with “you can do it!” style posters. You know, the ones that have a picture of Sequoia trees in California with something about how long they took to grow. These are great posters with … Read More

The Great Rated!™ Interview: Kim Peters on Employer Brand

June 30, 2014 | 7

The CEO of Great Rated! talks about the central role of employee surveys in employer brands, how Great Rated! works, and about the growing importance of employer brands in the era of the “naked” corporation. Ed Frauenheim: What is an … Read More