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. Deming famously said, “All that people need to know is why their work is important.”

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

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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

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 Dark Side Of Social Media: How Social Media Can Negatively Affect Our Lives?

CEO Insider

The need to connect the computers over a network for sharing information inadvertently gave rise to humans needing to communicate with each other discreetly, and hence, the earliest forms […]. Social media has been in existence for longer than one can imagine.

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Leaders: Manage Job Loss During COVID-19 With Care

Leading in Context

I believe, though, that even when job loss or reduction in work hours is inevitable, there are still things leaders can do to help meet people’s deepest human needs. By Linda Fisher Thornton I was asked to weigh in on several important questions about the economy and job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic for an article about unemployment that appeared at WalletHub.com. Leaders may feel that they are somewhat powerless to help when people are laid off.

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. We constantly encourage or discourage those around us and thereby contribute materially to their greater or lesser ability to function.” Rudolf Dreikurs The value of encouragement is often [.]. Leadership Development Collaborate Encourage encouragement Living up to potential recognition

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

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. In the 1930s, Harvard psychology professor Henry Murray analyzed the motivations of people.

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 #47 Provide Autonomy in Execution –Monitor progress and be available to help your direct reports but refrain from “micro managing” unless they ask for specific help. This is the forty-seventh post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others.

This Strategic Pivot to Address COVID Will Help Your Business Thrive

Lead Change Blog

They had to deal with cancelled orders and supply chain disruptions, as well as employees needing more flexible schedules or being unable to work remotely due to inadequate home office setups. Being deprived of basic humans needs that we naturally get from work, such as sense of connection, tribe, meaning, and purpose. In a month’s time, have a half-day meeting where the leadership team evaluates how effective the strategy pivot was and make revisions as needed.

4 Critical Needs of Employees During Coronavirus Lockdown

Leading with Trust

Now, more than ever, people need leaders to step up and lead from the heart. In order to be fully engaged and bring our best selves to work, there are four basic human needs that must be met. Meeting these needs has become even more critically important during this time of uncertainty and change, and if we lose sight of them, we run the risk of losing our best people. We need to instill a sense of hope in the people we lead.

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. Attending to your employees’ human need to be seen is one of the best investments you can make. Recognition is a tricky thing. Employee motivations can vary. The ways people want to be recognized can vary just as much.

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. These realizations settled in, and having recently survived my first downsizing in IT, I chose to pursue a career in human resources. MORE: Click here to see my TEDx talk on Putting the Human Back into Human Resources.

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. For that, leaders need an ability to empathize with current realities of people, tell stories that resonate, in a way that inspire thinking and provokes meaningful change in how people operate on a day to day basis.

Innovate Forward

Leading Blog

Technology is the raw material that 21st-century innovators need to build new business capabilities, to develop exciting new products and services, and to create workarounds for the physical distancing measures we will likely endure for the foreseeable future. In no particular order, these six technologies are: Artificial Intelligence (AI): Rather than needing to be programmed to solve problems, AI learns from examples. I NNOVATION has always been important.

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 [.].

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. Formerlife: CEO of Jacobs Suchard (Nabob, Kraft), Strategy/Branding Consultant. Afterlife: Fortune Magazine Contributor, Wannabe Novelist. Search My Site. Search for: Categories. Branding. Leadership. Marketing. Strategy.

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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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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. Those kind of environments don’t just pop out of thin air – there needs to be a catalyst. Tap into your teammates’ sense of purpose – the basic human need to be a part of something bigger than themselves. It takes more human leadership.

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.

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. In our work to raise awareness of the need for connection and how to infuse it in a work setting, we present leaders with a simple, memorable and actionable model that captures the important elements: Vision + Value + Voice. The Need for Cultures of Connection.

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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. These 5 words can mean more than any bonus, raise, or promotion – but the deliverer must be careful, and like any wonder drug, the directions for use need to be followed to the letter. It needs to be used as close to the completion of said performance as possible.

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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.

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. As an ICF certified coach and Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner, Cheryl recognized firsthand the overwhelming need for people to feel valued and know that they hold a significant place in the world. Light Your World Compassion humanity inspiring value YMM You Matter You Matter MarathonWhat were you doing November 2016?

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 Richard Carlson Being listened to with empathy and acknowledgement is a vital human need.

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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. The great news is that we’re beginning to realize that those who happen to be employees are human. How do we “be more human” at work? What if it’s about normalizing real human experiences in a work-appropriate way?

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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. Strong leadership with weak management is no better, and sometimes actually worse, than the reverse. The real challenge is to combine strong leadership and strong management and use each to balance the other.

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. Being valued, understood, and appreciated is a basic human need, but unfortunately, too many leaders forget their people are actually human. If you see someone struggling, ask if they need help.

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. And the same is true of the people on your team. Ideally, the work you do every day should be energizing, but part of leadership is making it happen when it isn’t happening naturally.

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. Failing to meet another person’s need — or worse, violating a need — sends a threat signal through the other person’s mind that triggers the conflict escalation cycle. The reason that listening works so well is that it meets a human need.

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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. Being in an environment that fosters supportive relationships and human connection serves to stabilize the responses of the nervous system, preventing it from processing the stressor as a threat.

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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 Richard Carlson Being listened to with empathy and acknowledgement is a vital human need.

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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. The great news is that we’re beginning to realize that those who happen to be employees are human. How do we “be more human” at work? What if it’s about normalizing real human experiences in a work-appropriate ways? Humanity at work.

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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. Guest post from David Hiatt : Lack of effective communication skills has done more to keep good people from being promoted into leadership roles than any other skill deficiency.

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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. Failure to Decide – If the buck is going to stop with us, then we need the courage to make timely decisions, regardless of consensus or the lack of 100% of the information needed to make them. We learn that humans need to hear those simple words – “ You did a great job ”.

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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. You’ve probably heard the expression that people are only as good as the company they keep. Well, the reverse is also true: a company is only as good as the people it keeps.

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. It can’t create anything on its own but it can pave the way for new accomplishments.

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