Team Member Engagement

Three Reasons to Tackle Tough Tasks First

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May 4, 2016
Three Reasons to Tackle Tough Tasks First

It’s tempting to start the day focusing on easy tasks before addressing more challenging ones.  Procrastination is the bane of human existence, but you can overcome it by tackling difficult to-do’s earlier on in the day.  Dale Carnegie said, “You can get ahead in the world. But you will have to work, you will...
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Cope with Conflict in Five Healthy Steps

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April 20, 2016
Cope with Conflict in Five Healthy Steps

Do you ever struggle to control your negative emotions when encountering conflict with a co-worker, friend or even your boss?  Often times, people lash out or engage in an unproductive round of sparring which proves fruitless and may even destroy the relationship.  Effectively managing conflict requires emotional intelligence and the following steps to maintain...
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Five Earth Day Activities to Engage Employees

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April 15, 2016
Five Earth Day Activities to Engage Employees

An estimated 500 million people will participate in various Earth Day activities worldwide, so why not use it as an opportunity to strengthen camaraderie and tap into teamwork?  Several employee studies conclude that morale and employer confidence increase when businesses implement productive green initiatives.  Additionally, in many recent surveys, consumers have stated that they...
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Villanova’s Keys to Victory in the NCAA National Championship

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April 6, 2016
Villanova’s Keys to Victory in the NCAA National Championship

The heat was on in Houston on Monday as Villanova played their very best and beat North Carolina to claim their second national championship in the school’s history.  What does it take to consistently win during a grueling three-week period and be crowned NCAA Tournament champions?  Here are the three keys to Villanova’s victory....
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Four Teamwork Lessons to Score from March Madness

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March 16, 2016
Four Teamwork Lessons to Score from March Madness

Of the 68 teams who made this year’s NCAA tournament, which ones will be matched at the championship game on April 4th at NRG Stadium in Houston?  Your guess is as good as mine.  What we know for certain is that whether in sports or business, there is no greater indicator of success than...
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Why Millennials Leave Organizations and 3 Keys to Solve It

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February 18, 2016
Why Millennials Leave Organizations and 3 Keys to Solve It

The greatest talent challenge currently facing the world’s employers is engaging the Millennial generation. Businesses run the risk of losing a large percentage of their workforces if they do not adjust to nurture loyalty among Millennials. In Deloitte’s recent 2016 Millennial Survey, they collected the views of nearly 7,700 Millennials representing 29 countries around...
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Create Camaraderie with Co-Workers in 4 Simple Steps

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February 12, 2016
Create Camaraderie with Co-Workers in 4 Simple Steps

In today’s hyper-connected, highly technological workplace, co-worker relationships are more important than ever.  A recent Gallup poll found that 30% of employees have a best friend at work, and these employees are seven times as likely to be engaged.  They’re also better at engaging customers, produce higher quality work, and exhibit higher levels of wellbeing. Here are...
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Five Ways Well-Being Enhances Employee Engagement

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January 1, 2016
Five Ways Well-Being Enhances Employee Engagement

Gallup has found that the two major factors which influence employee performance are well-being and engagement.  Some companies focus primarily on employee performance while others focus on their employees’ well-being.  Gallup partnered with Healthways to measure well-being through five elements that are crucial to a life well-lived.  Here are the five elements of the...
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Three Ways to ‘Work it’ at Your Holiday Work Party

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December 17, 2015
Three Ways to ‘Work it’ at Your Holiday Work Party

Mixing everyone on an organizational chart with free alcohol can be a recipe for disaster as you have probably witnessed firsthand at holiday parties of yesteryear.  Put your workplace celebration to work for you by following these three ways to work it properly. Prepare a brief personal value statement.  While your co-workers are familiar...
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5 Steps to Simplify the Solution and Seal the Deal

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November 27, 2015
5 Steps to Simplify the Solution and Seal the Deal

Here are five steps to make it easy for prospects to buy your product or service. Know thy customer.  Instead of rattling off all of your product’s or services’ bells and whistles, pare down the perks that pertain to the prospect’s situation.  Dale Carnegie’s 8th Human Relations principle is to, ‘Talk in terms of...
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