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4 Ways Millennials Can Boost Productivity and Fulfillment at Work

Michael Lee Stallard

While popular belief holds that Millennials can’t get enough of technology, when global marketing firm McCann WorldGroup surveyed 7,000 Millennials in 2010, it found that 90 percent of respondents rated meaningful relationships as their greatest need. Kate Otto Speaking.

Shine the Light on Others

Michael Lee Stallard

Bono, megastar of the rock band U2, frequently shines the light on his fellow band members. In the photo above, Bono is shining a spotlight on The Edge, U2’s legendary lead guitar player. Bono does this in a metaphorical sense too.

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Pixar’s Competitive Advantage? A Connection Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

At the Technical Academy Awards ceremonies held in Hollywood, the Associated Press reported that it wasn’t the host, actress Jessica Biel, who attracted the most attention. Instead, it was an understated, bespectacled, computer engineer named Ed Catmull.

Overcoming Leadership Myopia

Michael Lee Stallard

SAS Institute, the world’s largest privately-held software business, was recognized this year as number one on Fortune’s “Best Places to Work” list for 2010. Howard Behar and Michael Lee Stallard. American leaders need to wake up and smell the coffee. Research from two well-respected organizations makes it clear that we have a big collective blind spot that’s dragging down productivity, innovation and economic performance.

Maximize Employee Engagement, Alignment and Productivity

Michael Lee Stallard

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3 Lessons from the Life and Leadership of Coach Wooden

Michael Lee Stallard

On June 5, 2010, Coach Wooden died. As seen on SmartBlog on Leadership. Most people know the legendary basketball coach for the ten college basketball championships (including four perfect seasons) his UCLA Bruins Men’s Basketball Team won while he was head coach from 1948 until 1975. Many people know Coach Wooden was inducted twice into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and as a coach. Some know Wooden was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor.

Has SAS Institute’s Goodnight Cracked the Code on Corporate Culture?

Michael Lee Stallard

Recently, SAS was named number 1 on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 2010. Congratulations to SAS Institute for being recognized the second year in a row as #1 on Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work list.

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?

Michael Lee Stallard

By 2010, nearly 27 percent had just one person. A 2010 AARP survey found that 35 percent of adults older than 45 were chronically lonely as opposed to 20 percent a decade earlier. A 2010 Hoover Institute paper stated in 1950 the U.S. By 2010 that number reached an estimated 1,091,00 paid confidants which includes new categories such as mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and life coaches.

Employee Engagement: 2010 Research Insights

Michael Lee Stallard

In July, Hewitt released a report showing that for the quarter ending June 2010, 46 percent of the 900 organizations it tracks experienced declines in employee engagement versus 30 percent of the organizations that experienced improved employee engagement.

How Solitude Shapes Great Leaders

Michael Lee Stallard

Brook’s recognized Deresiewicz’s speech as one of the best pieces of long journalism written in 2010. Take time to read this thoughtful speech entitled Solitude and Leadership by William Deresiewicz given to this year’s plebe class at West Point. He describes how great leaders develop the courage of their convictions, which includes moral courage.

Servant Leaders Outperform Because They Connect

Michael Lee Stallard

4 Comments so far Brian Oates on October 18th, 2010 Interesting to see this happen in the military which seeped in a couple hundred years of tradition. Michael Lee Stallard on October 19th, 2010 Brian, It can indeed!

To Impart Your Values

Michael Lee Stallard

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LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry: NBA’s David-Goliath Showdown

Michael Lee Stallard

LeBron broke the hearts of Cleveland fans when he chose to leave in 2010 to play for the Miami Heat. The NBA Finals are proving to be an epic battle. On the surface, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers match-up appears to be a showdown between Stephen Curry and LeBron James.

Strengthen Your “Critical Connections” at Work

Michael Lee Stallard

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Vince Lombardi on Broadway?

Michael Lee Stallard

Published by Michael Lee Stallard on October 30, 2010 01:58 pm under character , connection culture , employee engagement It takes guts to bring a drama to Broadway these days without a megastar playing the lead.

Motivate Employees Now

Michael Lee Stallard

This morning I’ll be appearing as a guest on my friend Jim Blasingame’s nationally-syndicated “ Small Business Advocate &# radio program where we will talk about motivating employees.

Free Book: Fired Up or Burned Out

Michael Lee Stallard

We just launched our new Fired Up or Burned Out book website. Check it out at this link. The first five people to post below about a time when they felt fired up and explain why will receive a free paperback copy of Fired Up or Burned Out.

Mrs. Hesselbein: “To Serve is to Live”

Michael Lee Stallard

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Are You A Life Giver or Life Drainer?

Michael Lee Stallard

Click here to view the embedded video. Many thanks to my friend Jeffrey Fry for sending me this wonderful video. It’s encouraged me to be bolder in affirming my family members, friends and the people I meet day-to-day. Validation, affirmation, recognition or whatever else you call it is relevant in the workplace and to life outside of work.

Signals You Send in Relationships

Michael Lee Stallard

Thanks to my friend Deborah Mills-Scofield for sending me this article from Science Daily entitled “ Exploring How Partners Perceive Each Others Emotion During a Relationship Fight.&# It looks at how expressions of hard, flat or soft emotion are perceived and how such perceptions affect relationships.

Top 50 Leadership Blogs

Michael Lee Stallard

Many thanks to internet entrepreneur Evan Carmichael for recognizing michaelleestallard.com as a top 50 leadership blog and a top five blog on the topic of leadership at work. This adds to the earlier recognition michaelleestallard.com received as a top blog on leadership. E Pluribus Partners leadership leadership development leadership speaker leadership training leadership training and development michael lee stallard

Employee Engagement Webinar Today

Michael Lee Stallard

Jason Pankau and I will present a webinar today on employee engagement and alignment. The webinar is for the New Talent Management Network. It will be held from Noon until 1:00 PM Eastern. Additional details and sign up information are at this link. Webinar participants can access the free download of the digital copy of our book Fired Up or Burned Out by signing up for our newsletter at this link.

Chief Happiness Officer at TED

Michael Lee Stallard

Watch my friend Alexander Kjerulk, the Chief Happiness Officer , speaking at TED Copenhagen about happiness at work. You’ll love it. Alex is fun and thoughtful. He provides a global perspective on happiness at work. Not to mention that you’ll learn about. The happiest bus driver Alex ever met. The strange Danish word arbejdsglæde , and why the rest of the world needs to learn it. What makes us happy in life and at work. Why Denmark isn’t really the happiest country.

Leadership, Employee Engagement and Innovation at BIF-6 Summit

Michael Lee Stallard

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Best Practice Institute Webinar

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Best Posts on Leadership from Top Bloggers

Michael Lee Stallard

Here’s what Dan wrote about it: Welcome to the September 5th, 2010 Leadership Development Carnival Back to Football edition! Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org Copyright © 2010 Michael Lee Stallard

Leadership Posts from Top Bloggers

Michael Lee Stallard

Erik Samdahl weighs in with The Top 10 Talent Trends of 2010 posted at Productivity Blog. Mark Stelzner, next month’s Carnival host, not only gives us his HR predictions for 2011, he grades his list for 2010, with 2011: The Year of Reactionary HR posted at Inflexion Point. Check out recent favorite blog posts from a sampling of top bloggers on leadership below. Welcome to the January edition of the Leadership Development Carnival , New Year’s Edition!

Gamification in Everything?

Michael Lee Stallard

Published by Michael Lee Stallard on November 18, 2010 01:11 pm under Uncategorized Every once in a while I come across an article or blog post that jumps out at me for its sheer brilliance or insight. 1 Comment so far Nathan Lands on November 19th, 2010 Michael, Great blog post.

MichaelLeeStallard.com on Newstex

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Connecting with Patients

Michael Lee Stallard

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Get to Know Colleagues' and Customers' Stories

Michael Lee Stallard

3 Comments so far John Halter on November 6th, 2010 Great post! Kevin on November 9th, 2010 Outstanding communication–thanks for sharing. The Employee Factor on November 9th, 2010 [.]

Cartoon Boosts “Voice” in US Military

Michael Lee Stallard

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Serving a Cause Greater than Self

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New Employee Engagement Articles in India, Canada

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Our Book Now in Korean + New Video Interview

Michael Lee Stallard

1 Comment so far Rena on September 27th, 2010 This is great news! Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org Copyright © 2010 Michael Lee Stallard

Free Download: Best-Selling Book on Leadership, Employee Engagement

Michael Lee Stallard

3 Comments so far Cristin on October 21st, 2010 Thank you! Mohammed Al-Zaki on October 22nd, 2010 Thanks Michael for the online presentation and this book. Michael Lee Stallard on October 23rd, 2010 Cristin and Mohammed, You’re welcome.

StrategyDriven Employee Engagement Podcast

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Employee Engagement on Triple Bottom Line Radio

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People, Planet, Profit – Triple Bottom Line Radio

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Speaking at the New Canaan Society

Michael Lee Stallard

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