How to Avoid Virtual Employee Disengagement

Leaders who are serious about overcoming the major causes of virtual employee disengagement – Disconnection, Distraction, and Deactivation can practice the 3 C’s of Virtual Employee Engagement. Leaders must lead in a different way when leading virtual employees. They must bring the best of themselves in three core practices of Connecting People, Coaching Performance, and … Read more How to Avoid Virtual Employee Disengagement

3 Reasons Why Virtual Employees Become Disengaged

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has altered our way of life in many ways. Nowhere is this more true than in how we accomplish our work. For better or worse, virtual work is how we must get business done. And while many believe remote work has a great chance to increase employee engagement, there are 3 … Read more 3 Reasons Why Virtual Employees Become Disengaged

5 Ways to Boost Your Cognitive Fitness

  Imagine for a second what you could do if you could boost your brain power by 20%. Imagine what 20% more energy, 20% greater cognitive ability, and 20% higher emotional control would do for you. If you were able to boost your brain power by 1/5 of your current capacity, it would have an … Read more 5 Ways to Boost Your Cognitive Fitness

The Neuroscience of Engagement and Performance

  The field of Neuroscience has taken great strides over the past 10 years in understanding how the brain and nervous system works. While in the past neuroscience findings have been mainly used for medical purposes, discoveries are now being applied to many other parts of our lives, including our work. Dr. David Rock’s book, … Read more The Neuroscience of Engagement and Performance

Leadership Character Drives Employee Engagement and Effort

I recently completed a research study investigating the impact of leadership character. I’m always curious about what leads to people being motivated and engaged at work. There are certainly many reasons why a person chooses to be more effortful, but one of those reasons doesn’t have a lot of research backing it. So about two … Read more Leadership Character Drives Employee Engagement and Effort

Power Messages that Activate Potential

The statements we make to people during critical times can either support or hinder their potential. That’s why I call these statements “Power Messages.”   The event is crystal clear in my memory. I was fifteen years old and a sophomore in high school. I was being driven home after a church youth activity by … Read more Power Messages that Activate Potential

From Influencer to Activator

  It has been quite popular to talk about leadership as influence. While I certainly agree that a leader influences people, the function of leadership is broader, and dare I say “stronger”, than influence.   Influence is defined by Webster’s dictionary as the power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. … Read more From Influencer to Activator

Activate Natural Motivation By Seeing People’s Uniqueness

As humans, our tendency is to boil concepts down to their most basic elements. In doing so, we extract the uniqueness in pursuit of simplicity. We often do this by using generalizations. These generalizations, while having some utility, rob us of seeing the uniqueness of individual difference. Understanding and embracing uniqueness has been forgotten in … Read more Activate Natural Motivation By Seeing People’s Uniqueness

Healthy Motivation: The Key to Engagement & Performance

A few years ago I was talking to a manager who expressed his frustration with the lack of rewards and incentives he was able to give to his team when they performed well. Being an advocate of healthy motivation in workplace environments, I asked him to tell me more about his team and workplace. It … Read more Healthy Motivation: The Key to Engagement & Performance