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
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
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.
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
When Are You At Your Best?
SAVE YOUR ENERGY FOR WHAT BRINGS YOU HAPPINESS. Who can argue with this simple, brilliant message? I recently snapped this picture of what just might be the best park bench ever outside the local Whole Foods. Take a moment to think about when you’re happy, joyful, and energized. Not sure of when that is? Then … Read More
“Call Me” is a favorite team building activity here at Forte. During this exercise, members of a team meet as a group and team members one by one complete the sentence, “You can call me any time to… .” So each shares something they are energized by that they are always happy to talk about or help with, and also … Read More