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141: Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees | with Paul Falcone

August 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPeople power your business — and success can hinge on your hiring, inspiring, and keeping the right ones. As a leader, are you cultivating this vital resource? Is there more you could be doing? Are you just winging it? Every HR executive has a […]

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140: Cross-Generational Communications — How to Bridge the Gap to Engage Multiple Generations

July 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe are in the early years of a fundamental demographic shift. What worked in the past will no longer be enough. In order to attract and keep top talent — and to influence their actions — you will need to change how you engage […]

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139: How to Speak the Truth to Your Boss and Team (Even When It’s Hard) | with Mindy Mackenzie

July 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS “Learn what is true to do what is right.” ~ Thomas Huxley The thing that companies and individuals need most they often get least. What is this thing? The truth. Why? Because people don’t have the courage to say what they’re really thinking. […]

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138: Nudgy — How to Influence People to Make an Optimal Choice in the ‘Moment of Truth’

June 15, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn episode 136, I shared how there are three secrets to effective content as part of a leadership or workforce communication strategy: visual, sticky, and “nudgy.” We discussed the first secret in episode 127, Let’s Get Visual: 6 Engaging Ways to Use Images. We […]

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137: The Unplugged Leader — How to Take a Worry-Free Vacation | with Mindy Mackenzie

June 1, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS With warm, summer weather arriving in the northern hemisphere, many of us have vacation plans. But what type of vacation will you take? Will it actually refresh you, helping you come back to work with new energy, fresh ideas, and a better perspective […]

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136: Sticky – 7 Keys to Making People Notice, Care, and Act

May 16, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn 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, […]

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GC35: Enhancing Millennial Performance at Work | with Aaren Terrett

May 9, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS 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 […]

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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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