POB for ROI

September 5, 2019By Mike MillerCulture, Engagement, Leadership, Team Effectiveness

The #1 medical diagnosis over the next 5-10 years in the US  will be anxiety and depression.   In one of the most prosperous and free countries in the history of the world, anxiety is growing at a clip to outpace the ability to treat it effectively!  There are a variety of factors that may be … Read More

What Do You Mean By ‘Strength’?

September 3, 2019By Mike MillerEnergy, Strengths

Today’s article originally appeared on strengthscope.com, written by Ana Loback, consultant with Strengths Partnership (based in the UK). *** How do we define strengths and how can they be used to maintain and enhance wellbeing and productivity at work? “Strengths are the underlying qualities that energize us and we are great at (or have the potential to … Read More

BUSYNESS…the New Emotion

September 5, 2018By Mike MillerCulture

Think about the last time you talked to someone, maybe a friend, work colleague or family member, you hadn’t seen in a while. When you asked them how they have been how did they respond? How did you respond when they asked you? It usually goes something like this: “Hey there! How are you?” “Well, … Read More

“How Are You Today?” — A New Emotion Emerges

February 18, 2016By Mike MillerGeneral

If you’ve recently asked someone, “How are you?” a likely response you heard was, “Oh fine, just busy.” And there you have it. “Busy” has been now elevated to an emotion! Unfortunately, we live in a society that thrives on being busy. In fact, it’s almost a badge of honor! I mean, what if you … Read More

The Importance of Stretching Employees

November 19, 2015By Mike MillerLeadership

Today’s article originally appeared on strengthspartnership.com, written by the co-creator of Strengthscope, James Brook *** The Importance of ‘Stretch’ in Talent Development In the same way that a professional athlete needs regular practice and ‘stretch’ to build their physical and psychological strengths to remain at the top of their game, so do employees, particularly those with strong … Read More

The Elephant In The Office

November 12, 2015By Mike MillerEngagement, Leadership

Perhaps in the past, high engagement was enough to propel employees to the highest levels of performance. But that’s no longer true, based on the results of an engagement study of 32,000 employees in 29 international markets conducted in 2012 by the consulting firm Towers Watson. Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project, … Read More

The Best Managers Focus On Strengths, Part 2

October 15, 2015By Mike MillerEngagement, Leadership

I’ve been re-reading a book by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval, The Power of Nice, published in 2006.  (The two co-owned an advertising agency at the time the book came out. In 2012, they merged with another New York firm, Publicis, and the company is now called Publicis Kaplan Thaler.) Chapter 6 of The Power of … Read More

The Best Managers Focus On Strengths

October 8, 2015By Mike MillerEngagement, Leadership

A few months ago, the Gallup organization released a report, State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders.  As described in the report’s preface, the document provides “an in-depth look at what characterizes great managers” and is based on “over four decades of extensive talent research, a study of 2.5 million manager-led teams in 195 countries and … Read More

Employee Engagement Tips from the U.K.

October 1, 2015By Mike MillerEngagement

Today’s article originally appeared on strengthspartnership.com, written by the co-creator of Strengthscope, Paul Brewerton. *** Employee engagement is a workplace approach designed to ensure that employees are committed to their organisation’s goals and values, motivated to contribute to organisational success, and are able at the same time to enhance their own sense of well-being. And it is … Read More

Transforming Leaders From The Inside Out

September 24, 2015By Mike MillerLeadership

This post originally appeared on joshallan.com on June 12, 2015. I had the pleasure to be part of a panel at the Workplace (R)evolution 2015 conference this week. In preparation for the questions I was asked to be ready for I wrote down a few of my thoughts, and wanted to share them here! Provide a specific example of how … Read More