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postbeyond-devicesSocial media has a powerful effect on company sales and recruiting efforts. But just having a corporate communications person post things on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter doesn’t actually bring results. On social media, people pay attention to people, not to companies.

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Business presentationDoes the way you lead communicate to your team that failure is not an option? If so, you are limiting innovation and development, encouraging cover-ups and lies, and breeding more-serious mistakes. This is true whether you lead a family, a small organization, or a huge business.

“The best way to minimize failure is to embrace it with open arms.” ~ Ron Friedman, PhD, The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace

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119: Goals Gone Wild: The New Performance Management | with Kris Duggan of BetterWorks

September 1, 2015

Research shows no one is happy with annual performance reviews—not executives, not managers, and not individual contributors. Even HR teams responsible for performance management aren’t convinced annual reviews provide value. According to Kris Duggan of BetterWorks, that’s because traditional performance management processes and systems no longer accurately reflect the way we work. (They never did, […]

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GC31: Gamified Goal Setting in the Enterprise: Helping People Win at Work | with Kris Duggan of BetterWorks

August 25, 2015

Focusing on goals establishes a business culture of innovation and collaboration because you are measuring ongoing operations, not a single point in time. For organizations to drive better performance, goal setting should be done frequently, and should focus on just a few high-quality, high-impact goals. BetterWorks is an enterprise goals platform designed to enable all […]

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118: Engaging Employees in the “Mobile Moment” | with Joe Loya

August 15, 2015

Most people today constantly reach for their smartphones for instant answers and services. What’s the weather? Will Monique be joining us tomorrow? What’s the name of that song? And even people who don’t know how to use most smartphone features know how to send and receive texts. For many, it’s their preferred method for timely […]

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117: Return on Character: Moral Habits & Reputation of CEOs Who Win | with Fred Kiel

August 1, 2015

When you’re the CEO or senior leader, bottom-line results matter. Especially when the going gets tough, the conventional assumption is that the big boss should push profits by any legal means necessary, even if it means twisting the truth, breaking promises, and being a jerk to other people. But for most of us, that intuitively […]

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WHE25: For Stronger Motivation, Promote Energy – Not Just Good Health | with Tom Rath

July 22, 2015

Making the connection between better health decisions and daily energy levels does far more to change employee behavior than telling them about longer-term health consequences. At most organizations, a workforce health strategy includes communication and education to motivate and equip employees and their families to reduce health risks, improve well-being, and prevent the development of […]

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116: Two Empathy Tools for Influencing People to Take Action

July 15, 2015

What does yawning have to do with influencing people to take action? If you yawn, you trigger “mirror neurons” in most other people, which affect their brain activity and influence them to yawn too. And mirror neurons don’t just involve actions like yawning. They affect thoughts and feelings as well. This is one of the […]

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115: The 4 Lenses of Innovation: Powering Your Team’s Creative Thinking | with Rowan Gibson

July 1, 2015

You and everyone on your team has an “inner innovator,” creative potential inside that can be unleashed and harnessed. With the right tools and a little practice, you and your team can improve your creative thinking skills. What’s more, you can build an embedded capability for innovation that engages everyone at your organization and leads […]

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WHE24: Benefits Engagement through Gamification | with Dr. Ann Clark and Erin Krehbiel of ACI/MacroLife

June 23, 2015

Back 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 […]

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114: How Well-being 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 […]

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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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