Employee Engagement: 4 Basic Human Needs

QAspire

At Blanchard LeaderChat , Randy Conley shares insights from Leigh Branham’s research on employee engagement and outlines 4 basic human needs that leaders need to take care of at work. To be able to do this, we need to humanize our approaches.

Help Wanted – Humans Need Not Apply

First Friday Book Synopsis

News item: Best Buy is in a lot of trouble News item: The robot population is growing…fast. ————— Put this in the “what have you read recently that makes you stop and think?” category. Yesterday, I read the article by Farhad Manjoo, Making Best Buy Better: The electronics chain’s only hope is to stock fewer [.]. Randy's blog entries Amazon automation Best Buy Farhad Manjoo Paul Waldman robots

Help Wanted – Humans Need Not Apply

First Friday Book Synopsis

News item: Best Buy is in a lot of trouble News item: The robot population is growing…fast. ————— Put this in the “what have you read recently that makes you stop and think?” category. Yesterday, I read the article by Farhad Manjoo, Making Best Buy Better: The electronics chain’s only hope is to stock fewer [.]. Randy's blog entries Amazon automation Best Buy Farhad Manjoo Paul Waldman robots

When Jobs Disappear, The Ultimate Question May Be: What Will We Do To Take Care of Human Need?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Businesses will always follow the impulse to cut costs and replace expensive outgo in order to make a profit, and to, whenever… Read More When Jobs Disappear, The Ultimate Question May Be: What Will We Do To Take Care of Human Need? It’s true, and obvious. A business has to make a profit. The bigger the profit, the better for the business. But, a complete absence of a profit means ultimate doom for a business.

In A Willfully Unethical Era, Maybe We Need A CHNO – A Chief Human Needs Officer – Sitting In At The Top Level Of Decision Making

First Friday Book Synopsis

We have just two reasons that we may fail.?The The first is ignorance – we may err because science has given us only a partial understanding of the world and how it works. There are skyscrapers we do not yet know how to build, snowstorms we cannot predict, heart attacks we still haven’t learned how to […]. Randy''s blog entries

Why Finance Needs More Humanity, and Why Humanity Needs Finance

Harvard Business Review

Mihir Desai, professor at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, argues for re-humanizing finance. Desai is the author of the new book, The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return. He says the practice of finance, with increasing quantification, has lost touch with its foundations. But he says finance can be principled, ethical, even life-affirming.

Long Noses Build Big Barriers

Leadership Freak

Humility Leading Lies Leaders Believe Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher brain power Growth Leadership Development Power small thinking universal human needBrain power, skills, and success beckon leaders to believe they are better than others when they aren’t. The most repulsive lie leaders believe about themselves is the long-nose-lie, “I’m better than.” Everyone sees the long nose you look down.

Different Thinking. Different Leadership

Lead Change Blog

We need a new way of doing business. If organizations want to thrive and create healthy and vibrant business cultures with high levels of engagement, then business leaders need to think differently. They need to start focusing on their people and their drivers of success which ultimately come in the first instance from people’s basic human needs being met. For employees, he suggests that at survival level they need money to ensure their base needs are met.

The Four Pillars of Encouraging Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Humans need encouragement as much as plants need water. Posted in Leadership Development To encourage is to be a leader who makes a difference by manifesting a positive belief in others.

The 3 Gifts They Want Most (But Will Never Ask): The Science Behind Subconscious Needs

Engaging Leader

Murray identified over 300 human needs. In the 1940s, these needs were organized and prioritized by psychologist Abraham […]. The post The 3 Gifts They Want Most (But Will Never Ask): The Science Behind Subconscious Needs appeared first on Engaging Leader.

Come Join our Urban Engagement Book Club, Presenting Books in the Social Justice Arena – Here’s the Line -up for 2015

First Friday Book Synopsis

Do you read enough in the human need category? People need food to eat, health care for their bodies, effective and inclusive educational […]. You know; the issues of racism; education for the less-than-wealthy; poverty; the working poor; the not-working poor; hunger; challenges for immigrants… the list is a long one. It boils down to this. Randy''s blog entries

Nine Minutes on Monday: The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

Here’s the premise – that if you really want employee engagement, as a leader you need to strategically focus on the universal human needs that drive performance. By James Robbins This book has a great title, doesn’t it? As good as the title is I’m not sure it does the book justice. It is a [.]. Books Influence Leadership Communication coaching employee engagement questions strategy

Cut the Strings: Provide Autonomy in Execution

Michael Lee Stallard

This meets the human need for autonomy that allows people to experience personal growth. 100 Ways to Connect human value

Another Way You Can Get Recognition Right

Lead Change Blog

The need to be seen is very human. Just check David Rock’s work about human needs in social interactions. If we apply his model, we can connect the need to be seen to our need as humans for status and relatedness. Recognition is a tricky thing.

It’s called human resources for a reason

ReImagine Work

It was a great day when the personnel department changed the name on the door to human resources. Why I became an advocate of human beings at work. Projects could be more successful and deliver more quickly if we treated people like human beings. What are those needs again?

Why the Health of Your Doctor Matters

Michael Lee Stallard

It can be disheartening to work in a broken healthcare system where patients still struggle to have coordinated care and basic needs met. Social connection is a primal human need , as research has borne out. The Need for Cultures of Connection.

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Free Sample: Audible Audio Book

Tony Mayo

How do we balance the universal human needs of authenticity and acceptance in our personal lives? Podcast #16: Tony reads a short sample from his first book: The Courage to Be in Community. The complete audiobook is for sale on iTunes and Audible.

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The Paradox of Two Guitar Companies | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Human Resources. 5 principles of simplicity via @ matthewemay [link] Humans need a reminder RT @ hunterwalk Good design teaches. In the CEO Afterlife. Main menu Home. Leadership. Branding. Not found. No results were found for your request. John Bell.

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Nancy Duarte on Storytelling in Business

QAspire

That is an area where modern advancements like AI with all its information generating capabilities, will still not fill the human need to connect emotionally.

6 Ways For A Leader To Fill A Workplace With People Who Love Their Jobs

Terry Starbucker

In my never-ending quest for more human leadership , I’ve discovered an essential truth: If you encounter a workplace filled with people who love their jobs, you’ll find a great leader who made that happen. It takes more human leadership.

These Times Call For “Big Citizenship” – (Insight from the Book by Alan Khazei, Founder of City Year)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I present synopses of books dealing with social justice, racism, poverty – issues of human need. As I have written frequently, I live in (more than) a couple of different worlds. I read, and present synopses of business books. But I also speak monthly at the Urban Engagement Book Club for CitySquare. Sometimes, I feel [.].

3 Reasons Why Leaders Should Pause and Take Notice

Leading with Trust

That focused attention is a good thing when I need to meet a deadline or accomplish an important task, but when it comes to leading people, it’s a deadly mistake. I can get so wrapped up in my own agenda that I neglect to notice the needs of my team members.

How the Best Leaders Energize Their People Every Day

Lead from Within

Recognition is a fundamental human need that reinforces positive actions. The One Quality Every Leader Needs To Succee d. If you’re like most leaders, the days can be long and filled with millions of things to do, and it’s easy to lose sight of your energy.

The Leadership Wonder Drug (But Beware Of The Side Effects)

Terry Starbucker

This kind of positive reinforcement brings a psychological boost that leads to greater and greater achievement, because it plays to basic human needs of acceptance and recognition. It needs to be used as close to the completion of said performance as possible.

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How HR Leaders Can Build More Trust with Employees

HR Digest

Recognition is a fundamental human need. If you want your employees to be happier, you need to break down barriers and hierarchy that obstruct trust to grow within teams. Do your employees trust the company’s leadership?

The Marathon Everyone Can Win

Lead Change Blog

It started when Cheryl Rice, of Your Voice Your Vision, saw a human need and matched it to opportunity, the hallmark of all successful ventures. Light Your World Compassion humanity inspiring value YMM You Matter You Matter MarathonWhat were you doing November 2016? I know.

If We’re Not Human at Work, What are We?

Lead Change Blog

I’ve been receiving a series of emails lately from a highly regarded organization with the subject line “How to Be More Human at Work.”. Aren’t we being human all the time? Creating more human work cultures is trending. How do we “be more human” at work?

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Building a Connection Culture

Coaching Tip

Science has proven that feeling connected is a human need. How can leaders bring out connection in their workplace to meet this human need and improve the performance of individuals, their team, and their organization? Recognize varying connection needs. Coaching Needs for Leaders in Times of Uncertainty.

Winter Wonderland and Empathic Acknowledging

CEO Blog

It points out the benefit of doing it well and how many people need help learning to do it better. Quotes from the book: Being heard and understood is "one of the greatest desires of the human heart".Richard

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Words Of Leadership And Management Wisdom From John P. Kotter

Eric Jacobson

Management controls people by pushing them in the right direction; leadership motivates them by satisfying basic human needs. Here are some words of wisdom from a 1990 Harvard Business Review article by John P. Kotter: Leadership complements management; it doesn't replace it.

America’s Loneliness Epidemic: A Hidden Systemic Risk to Organizations

Michael Lee Stallard

Many people lack sufficient, positive human connection (or social connection) and may be unaware of the ramifications. From a biological standpoint, social connection is a primal human need.

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How Effective is Your Communication?

Great Leadership By Dan

Communication is a basic human need. Interacting with other humans has been the core of human progress throughout the ages. Isolation and lack of human interaction will emotionally, mentally, and physically debilitate a person; as will ineffective conversations.

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Listening as a Tool to De-escalate Conflicts

The Recovering Engineer

Because failing to listen violates a need almost universally expressed by people in all cultures: the need to be heard and understood. The reason that listening works so well is that it meets a human need.

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This is Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

Lead from Within

We all have a human need to be appreciated for our efforts, so when you don’t notice your employees’ contributions—if they feel undervalued on an ongoing basis—they’ll soon wonder why they bother to show up at all, let alone excel. The One Quality Every Leader Needs To Succee d.

If We’re Not Human At Work, What Are We?

ReImagine Work

I’ve been receiving a series of emails lately from a highly regarded organization with the subject line “How to Be More Human at Work.”. Aren’t we being human all the time? Creating more human work cultures is trending. How do we “be more human” at work? Humanity at work.

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Winter Wonderland and Empathic Acknowledging

CEO Blog

It points out the benefit of doing it well and how many people need help learning to do it better. Quotes from the book: Being heard and understood is "one of the greatest desires of the human heart".Richard

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Dealing in Hope

Nathan Magnuson

” Hope is a strangely human enigma. Humanize Your Message. But it will for a solution to a human need. Napoleon Bonaparte claimed, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” It can’t be handled but it can be shared.

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The 7 Failures That Will Make You a Better Leader

Terry Starbucker

But if I was truly determined to overcome, or “cover” them, I absolutely needed to learn from every failure, and leverage that accumulated learning into success. We learn that humans need to hear those simple words – “ You did a great job ”.

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Antidote for Widespread Employee Discontent

Michael Lee Stallard

There are three types of workplace cultures: Dog-Eat-Dog Cultures, Indifferent Cultures (cultures that are indifferent to people and treat them as human doings), and “Connection Cultures” where people feel connected to their organization’s identity (i.e. Without going too far into the psychology of connection, let me just summarize by saying simply that we are humans, not machines.

How Leaders Can Make their Messaging Meaningful

Lead Change Blog

Addressing these basic human needs is effectively helping to answer the deeply held questions: What’s the point? People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel. Maya Angelou.

Featured Leading Voice: Mary Schaefer

Lead Change Blog

Mary’s mission is to create work cultures where organizations and human beings can both thrive. in Human Resource Management from the University of Charleston. Mary has always been fascinated by the human dynamic at work.

6 Needs to Thrive at Work

Michael Lee Stallard

To recognize what is driving either end, consider these six universal human needs and how each is being met, or not, in your job. The first need is respect. We need to be around people who are courteous and considerate. The next need is recognition.

2016 May Be Your Year For A New Career

Lead Change Blog

Usually we choose our jobs or professional roles as we listen to other voices: “I need to pay the bills.” You’ll need clarity on: Who you are. You have a basic human need to use your strengths every day. What business problems/challenges do you need to solve?

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