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What Disengaged Employees Would Say to the Boss (If They Could Be Honest)

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In 2016 you received the results of your company’s employee engagement survey. They were disappointing. Include us in goal setting.

When Employee Engagement Efforts Fall Short, Try These 4 Steps

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Is your organization struggling to improve employee engagement? If so, you’re not alone. When it comes to employee engagement, programs won’t do it.

The Surprising Way to Protect Yourself from Burnout

Michael Lee Stallard

Amy has been under increasing stress. Her boss is pressuring her to significantly boost the productivity of the team she manages. Sound familiar?

3 Practices to Protect Your People from Toxic Stress and Burnout

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Burnout is on the rise in healthcare. Increased stress and complexity, and the demands to achieve higher productivity are taking a toll. The M.D.

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How 3 Leadership Styles Contribute to or Undermine Your Success

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Connection is a bond based on shared identity, empathy and understanding that moves individuals toward group-centered membership. Put-Down Paul.

3 Insights About Stress Every Leader Should Know

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Who experiences greater levels of stress: non-leaders or the boss? They’re wrong. Consider two studies published in 2014 by Gary D. Sherman, et al.

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Will Aetna CEO Transform Healthcare (and CEO Leadership While He’s at it)?

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Bertolini’s message is that healthcare is broken and that he is committed to fixing it. He knows fixing healthcare is important. You May Also Enjoy.

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Vince Lombardi’s Success Formula: “Task + Relationship Excellence = Results”

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Don’t believe it. Great leaders focus on achieving BOTH task excellence and relationship excellence. He loved his players.

Leading with Character: Social Intelligence

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Social Intelligence in Leadership. Oftentimes people are promoted into leadership positions because they’ve been successful as individual contributors.

Which Type of Connector Are You?

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Each of us acts in ways that increase connection at times and decrease it at others. Which type most often describes you? Intentional Disconnectors.

Leadership Insights of a Hostage Negotiator

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Imagine you are a hostage negotiator sent into a hospital to speak with a man named Sam who is holding a pair of scissors at the throat of a nurse.

How Leaders can Identify and Establish Core Values That Connect

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If you asked your employees what the organization’s core values are, could they tell you? Most cannot. Articulate why the values matter.

Leading with Character: Integrity

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Definition. Integrity can be defined as always interacting with others ethically and honorably. They treat every person with respect and fairness.

December Leadership Development Carnival

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I am honored to host the December installment of the Leadership Development Carnival, a collection of helpful leadership advice from top bloggers.

Beware the Brutally Honest Workplace

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An old fad is making a comeback: the “ brutally honest workplace.” The brutally honest workplace is nothing new. In Support of an Honest Workplace.

What Corporate Culture is Best for Change?

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Photo Courtesy of FCB. Consider this: few of the 500 largest corporations from 50 years ago exist today. Change creates stress.

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Leaders Need to Walk the Halls

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#69 Walk the Halls. Howard Behar, the secret weapon of Starbucks, tells leaders to “walk the halls.”

4 Ways to Help You “Never Give Up”

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A number of leaders I know are beginning 2016 facing extremely challenging business and/or personal situations. Consider your comeback story.

To Connect With Others, Don’t Interrupt

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#97 Give People Time to Finish Speaking Before You Begin. Don’t interrupt!

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Favor Guidelines Over Rules and Controls

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#82 Favor Guidelines Over Rules and Controls. Minimize excessive rules and controls.

Addressing Workplace Incivility

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Creating a workplace culture where people feel valued involves more than actively showing appreciation. Obviously, physical aggression is wrong.

3 Ways to Lead Like Lincoln

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It’s fashionable in the media and politics today to be quick to speak, to dominate conversations and be self-righteous. Consider A.K.

Work and Life Interview About Connection Culture

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Below is a transcript of our conversation. . Stew Friedman: Mike, you have a background in marketing and degrees in both business and law.

Read a Book With Your Team Quarterly

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#99 Read a Book Together Quarterly. Periodically select a business book for your direct reports or team members to read together.

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4 Ways Millennials Can Boost Productivity and Fulfillment at Work

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Kate Otto Speaking. Kate Otto has a message for fellow Millennials. The number of Everyday Ambassador’s “partner” organizations is rapidly expanding.

Create a Book to Celebrate Your Workplace Culture

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#95 Create a Book to Celebrate Your Workplace Culture. You can read a review of Smile Guide by Bob Morris on ConnectionCulture.com.

To Connect, Affirm Your Colleagues

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A handwritten note can be especially meaningful given the rarity of receiving such notes in the age of instant communication.

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Leadership Advice: Ask, Don’t Order

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#40 Ask, Don’t Order – When you want someone to do something, ask him/her, don’t order him/her to do it.

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Get a Mentor or Coach to Help You Connect

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#89 Get a Mentor or Coach. No one becomes great without mentoring and coaching.

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How to Reconnect Your Team

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#66 Reconnect Your Team. On a monthly basis at the beginning of a meeting, ask your direct reports to share something on their mind.

To Connect, be a Servant Leader

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#23 Adopt a “Servant Leadership” Mindset – Here is a powerful truth: To serve is to connect. This is the notion behind servant leadership.

The Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Health Resolution

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By Michael Lee Stallard and Katie Russell. Are you working on a New Year’s resolution to be healthier? We all know the odds. About the Authors.

To Restore Connection, Say You’re Sorry

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#91 Say You’re Sorry. When you make a mistake, say you’re sorry. This important step will help rebuild connection.

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How Joe Torre Gained the Trust of His Players

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Joe Torre, Hall of Fame former manager of the New York Yankees, really knew how to build trust, commitment and loyalty with his players.

Create and Implement a Connection Culture Survey

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#92 Create and Implement a Connection Culture Survey. In addition, these intentional connectors may be willing to mentor others.

To Connect, Be Responsive

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#88 Be Responsive. Return emails and phone calls promptly and within 24 hours. Doing so demonstrates respect and helps keep you connected.

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Wall Street Journal Recognizes TCU #2 for Student Engagement

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Congratulations to Texas Christian University (TCU) for being recognized by The Wall Street Journal as #2 in the U.S. Connection Culture

What Mayo Clinic Discovered About Burnout

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Could something as simple as regularly having a meal with colleagues to discuss work experience-related issues help reduce burnout? West, MD, Ph.D,

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Why You May Not Be Connecting with Others

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We connect with some people and not with others. There are many facets to connection. The idea is simple. Result = Disconnect. Result = Disconnect.

Expect the Best of People

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#90 Expect the Best of People. Frances Hesselbein, the amazing woman who led the turnaround of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.

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