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6-Pack: Top Episodes from Engaging Leader

by Tom Hitchcock on June 26, 2015

Here’s a sampling of some of our most popular podcast episodes … packaged up for your summertime listening pleasure to help you communicate, engage, and lead with greater impact!


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M-Life 1Back in episode 14, we talked about the six drivers of behavioral engagement. One driver is Structural Ability; in other words, make it easy for people to take the recommended actions that will improve their physical or financial health. Another of the six drivers is Personal Motivation; make it what they want to do. Gamification is an emerging trend that many organizations find can help both make it easy and make it want they want to do. Back in episode 8, we looked at Keas, which uses gamification to boost wellness engagement; and in episode 5, we looked at Change Healthcare, and its focus on consumerism. Today we’re looking at MacroLife, and its creators say it integrates a wide range of employee benefits.

MacroLife is a new gamified benefits solution from ACI Specialty Benefits, one of the 10 largest providers in the US of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, as well as wellness, work/life, concierge, and student assistance services.

(This interview was originally featured as episode 30 on our Game Changer podcast series.)

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114: How Wellbeing Boosts Employee Engagement and Profitability | with Doug Stover from Gallup

June 15, 2015

According to The Gallup Organization, when companies add a well-being focus to their engagement efforts, it has an accelerating effect. Focusing on employee engagement and employee well-being together helps companies maximize productivity. Today we’ll discuss how your organization can improve your culture, employee engagement, and the bottom-line by taking a whole-person approach that allows employees […]

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113: Top 7 Email Hacks for Leaders – Don’t Let Email Kill Your Strategic Leadership

June 1, 2015

Some people fall far short of their leadership potential because they let the best part of their time, energy, and focus get sucked up by non-strategic tasks like replying to emails. On the other end of the spectrum are leaders who don’t have the impact they’d like because they don’t consistently respond to important emails; […]

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Quotable | Brian Wansink | WHE23

May 27, 2015
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WHE23: Slim-by-Design Workplace: Mindless Eating Solutions for a Healthier Workforce | with Brian Wansink

May 26, 2015

The best wellness programs are ones people don’t even know they’re doing. That may sound like a pipe dream, but a leading researcher says it’s realistic and effective. A few small changes in the workplace can change a waistline … and a culture. Leading behavioral economist, food psychologist, and bestselling author Brian Wansink, Ph.D., joins […]

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Quotable | Tom Rath | EL112

May 16, 2015
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112: Are You Fully Charged? 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life | with Tom Rath

May 15, 2015

Being an engaging leader starts with engaging your own work and life optimally. When you are fully charged, you get more done, your mind is sharp and creative, you feel fully alive – and you are a better leader, parent, spouse, and friend. Does that happen by accident, or are there specific actions that create […]

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8 Key Skills of Empathy

May 13, 2015

We are not thinking machines. We are feeling machines who think. ~Richard Restak, George Washington University neurology professor As leaders, we need to make emotional connections with our target audience if we hope to influence their thoughts and actions. One very important way to connect positively with people is with what I call powerful empathy. […]

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GC30: The Game of Benefits | with Dr. Ann Clark and Erin Krehbiel of ACI/MacroLife

May 7, 2015

Gamification and mobile technology can both make it easier for employees to use their benefits, and provide the motivation to make it want they want to do. In past episodes of Game Changer, we’ve looked at some gamified applications related to certain health benefits – such as episode 3 with UnitedHealth, episode 7 with Movable, […]

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How to Use the Two Tools of Powerful Empathy to Engage People

May 6, 2015

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Quotable | David Allen | EL111

May 5, 2015
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