Category Archives: Employee Engagement

Seriously, is it really that much to ask?

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Most of you know that I’m out in the job market.  2.5 good years with my most recent employer ended only after a long drawn out bankruptcy and capital restructuring effort.  As with all experiences, I am thankful for my time there – learned a lot along the way.  As I contemplate my next move…

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What’s your Ideological Discount?

I had a chance to hear Stuart Bunderson, Professor at Washington University’s Olin School of Business, speak about building organizations which employees feel deeply connected with and committed to.  The basis for his presentation was the extensive research he did on Zookeepers…yes, your eyes do not deceive you…Zookeepers*.  It turns out that Zookeepers have a deep…

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HR Humanization Series, Introduction

So any one who has wasted their time following my blog over the last 6 months knows that I’m big on little.  My premise is that HR’s relentless pursuit to elevate its stature in the business community through lofty strategic thinking has resulted in our losing focus on those things that have a more meaningful impact…

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Pick Me…Ohh Ohh Pick Me!

I was not one of those kids who was picked first on the playground nor was I the one who was picked last.  Average performer…story of my life.  I can distinctly recall, though, feeling a pit in my stomach watching those last two kids waiting to be picked – each hoping they wouldn’t be the last.  And…

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Hey Boss, I Gotta List for You…

I’ve had it with new year’s resolutions.  I’m more into taking it one day at a time and focusing only on those things that I can control.  I suck at that, but I’m trying.  I’ve had a rough end of the year at work.  Nothing major, just a confluence of things amounting to a big load of…

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