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'Chevy' vs. 'Chevrolet', give a GM employee a break!
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When I saw the CNN news article today about the corporate mandate for GM employees to stop referring 'Chevrolet' as 'Chevy' in their…Continue

Tags: motors, GM, general, memos, communications

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Bashford Jul 13, 2010.

Best Employee Engagement Comic Strips...
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I use this a lot in my presentations, because it so clearly illustrates what Engagement isn't, and the cynical view that many employees have when execs. try and promote it.  And oh, it's durned…Continue

Tags: comics, engagement, employee, funny

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcella Bremer Dec 14, 2010.

Where do Employee Engagement practitioners fit in an organization?
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The first question is, does it even make sense to identify someone as the EE prime? I have seen this happening more often in organizations, and on the surface, it seems a very good thing to me to…Continue

Tags: captial, resources, sigma, human

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yuvarajah Apr 13, 2010.

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Strengths-Based Engagement

This group is dedicated to discussing employee engagement in the context of strengths-based development popularized by Gallup and Marcus Buckingham. This line by MB captures it best: "Bad managers play checkers. Good managers play chess."See More
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Strengths-Based Engagement

This group is dedicated to discussing employee engagement in the context of strengths-based development popularized by Gallup and Marcus Buckingham. This line by MB captures it best: "Bad managers play checkers. Good managers play chess."See More
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Tracy Lloyd commented on Adrian Bashford's blog post Will A Merger of HR & Marketing Lead to Greater Engagement?
"I am a strong believer in the combination of HR and Brand in building meaningful brands. I love the concept of the "power couple" HR leadership and marketing leadeship."
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This group is dedicated to discussing employee engagement in the context of strengths-based development popularized by Gallup and Marcus Buckingham. This line by MB captures it best: "Bad managers play checkers. Good managers play chess."See More
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Who are you?
I am a practitioner in the field of Customer and Employee engagement based in Ottawa, ON. Founder of Psyche Consulting.
What is your interest or involvement in employee engagement?
Practitioner in the field, working with Ottawa's public and private companies to maximize human capital. I had the very unique experience of championing employee engagement in one of Nortel Networks business units to great feedback from employees and executive alike (and yes, during the bankruptcy!).
Define employee engagement in your own words.
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Posted on September 22, 2010 at 3:14pm — 6 Comments

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About 'Leadership Weekly Digest' (LWD): The goal of this weekly newsletter is to highlight quality articles from the past week –in a condensed format– that discuss leadership, with a focus on employee engagement. Much of the content comes from those we…

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Posted on September 13, 2010 at 4:29pm

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At 2:11pm on July 20, 2010, David Zinger said…
Adrian:
Wonderful post. I loved your quote selections and agree we should keep seeing:

Management is the most noble of professions if it’s practiced well. No other occupation offers as many ways to help others learn and grow, take responsibility and be recognized for achievement, and contribute to the success of a team.

David
At 9:57am on June 29, 2010, David Zinger said…
Adrian:
Happy birthday. I am so pleased you have been an active and engaged member of this network. All the best today and all the days ahead.
David
At 10:43am on May 12, 2010, Janet Helm said…
Thanks for your comments on my blog Adrian!
Enjoy your day.
Janet
At 8:12pm on May 11, 2010, Jennifer Beatty said…
Hello! Thanks for the tip. : ) The book you have listed below sounds interesting: "Made to Stick." I'll check it out soon.
At 9:52am on April 7, 2010, David Zinger said…
Hi Adrian:

I realized I had not formally welcomed you to the network. I am about 30 members behind. Anyway, welcome and I appreciate how involved you have already been with this site. Take care and carry on caring.

David
At 10:40am on March 30, 2010, abe lewis said…
Hey Adrian

Thanks for sharinf your presentation
At 6:02pm on March 29, 2010, Terrence Seamon said…
Adrian,
Welcome to the Manager Tools group. Feel free to get something started there.
Terry
At 10:49am on March 29, 2010, Adrian Bashford said…
I just uploaded a presentation on 'Made to Stick', a great book on how to get a message across and get people to act on it. There is a lot to be learned about engagement in here as well!
 
 
 

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The one question employee engagement survey: Why are you still here?


The shortest Employee Engagement survey has one question | Leandro Herrero
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And the question is: ‘Why are you still here?’ You learn about the organization by asking questions to employees when they leave you (exit interviews) but you learn far more when you ask them why they are staying (‘stay’ interviews). It’s not a joke. ‘Why are you still here?’ – with the emphasis on…

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What is the key moment at work that has the biggest impact on engagement for you and others? Is it the start of the day? The end of the day? How you begin a mobile meeting? Dealing with a conflict or work overload? Find the key moment and determine what you can do to prevent that moment from turning…

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Employee Engagement Definition: A focus on "with others"
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Employee engagement is not a solo endeavor (Reading time 42 seconds) I loved reading Kate Nasser’s deeper look at my employee engagement definition of: “good work, done well, with others, every day.” Thank you Kate. She offered an… [ 117 more words. ]

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