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sticky tabIn a typical communication strategy, part of the plan involves leadership actions, but also involves communication content — words, images, videos, and so forth. You’ve probably heard the phrase Content Is King. You can do a great job with other aspects of your strategy, but if the content isn’t effective, you’ll fail to meet your objectives. Content is key to grabbing attention and getting people to think or act differently. [click to continue…]

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We are in the early years of a fundamental demographic shift. The Millennial generation — which is even larger than the massive Baby Boom generation — now makes up a third of the workforce. As younger millennials continue to graduate from college, their powerful mix of values, communication style, and work perspective is driving a work-culture revolution.

As you lead a team that’s increasingly made up of millennials, understanding their motivators is essential to your success. This is a challenge that Aaren Terrett knows very well, since his organization is made up almost entirely of millennials. [click to continue…]

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135: How to Lead Meetings That Get Results (and That People Want to Attend) | with Karin Hurt

May 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Horrible meetings are a cliché of the business world, and with good reason. Most meetings are a waste of time and don’t accomplish much, if anything. Everyone leaves frustrated that they could be doing something more productive with their time — and not […]

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WHE29: Behavioral Economics for Business Leaders: Turn Good Intentions into Positive Results | with Bob Nease

April 26, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe new book, The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results, by Bob Nease, PhD, is the first practical guide for business leaders to apply behavioral economics to activate the good intentions of people in their workforce. […]

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Visual Examples from O2E Brands

April 21, 2016

These fun examples of visuals to promote contests and milestones were discussed in GC35: Enhancing Millennial Performance at Work | with Aaren Terrett.                              

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134: Under New Management: Upending Business As Usual | with David Burkus

April 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGreat leaders don’t innovate products, they innovate the factory. Through most of the 20th century, great leaders focused on reinventing the factory. From Frederick Taylor to Henry Ford, the industrial age was made by people who could envision the best way to design the […]

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4 Ways to Boost Benefits & Wellness Results with Behavioral Econ

April 12, 2016

The new book The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results by Bob Nease, PhD, is the first practical guide to help business leaders apply the principles of behavioral economics (sometimes called “Becon” for short) to workforce engagement issues. The framework of seven strategies explained in the book […]

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Make Leading Easier with Behavioral Economics

April 6, 2016

The new book The Power of Fifty Bits: The New Science of Turning Good Intentions into Positive Results is the first practical guide to help business leaders apply the principles of behavioral economics (sometimes called “Becon” for short) to workforce engagement issues, including wellness and benefits. Author Bob Nease, PhD, who was the chief scientist […]

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133: No Joke: Using Humor for Effective Communications | with David Nihill

April 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn honor of April Fool’s Day, a funny guest joins Jesse to discuss a seriously important topic … how to use humor to drive engagement in all of your communication opportunities. David Nihill went from being deathly afraid of public speaking to hosting a […]

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Finally, a Behavioral Economics Reference Guide for Business Leaders

March 23, 2016

Most people want to do the right thing. They just need help acting on those good intentions. ~ Bob Nease, PhD If you are a business leader — especially a benefits manager or the leader of a wellness program — you’ve probably heard the term behavioral economics tossed around. For the past five to 10 […]

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WHE28: Avoiding Workplace Burnout | with Bill Holston

March 22, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS One of the surprising things about workplace burnout is that no one is immune. Even the most engaged, productive, and passionate people can experience burnout — in fact, their dedication may cause them to be even more susceptible than others. In Engaging Leader […]

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132: The Coaching Habit – Say Less, Ask More | with Michael Bungay Stanier

March 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhat if coaching could become a regular, informal part of your day so you and your team could work less hard and have more impact? That’s the promise Michael Bungay Stanier makes in his latest book, The Coaching Habit.

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