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The Secret to Happiness – Stop Watching the News!

The Secret to Happiness - Stop Watching the News!

“The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.” Bertrand Russell While on a trip visiting friends, we discovered that they love watching “news TV” all day long. Because Read the full article…


Here’s a tip – gratitude works

Here's a tip - gratitude works

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” Jacques Maritain I present a lot of two-day training programs, meaning my hotel stays are usually for two nights. I got into the habit of leaving a tip for the housecleaning staff for each day of my stay instead of just at the end of it, in Read the full article…


Learning to be Better Tomorrow than You Are Today

Students in Classroom

  “There’s no better time than the present to be better than we were yesterday.” Gary Kelley Some of my employee engagement training work involves presenting full-day programs for a public seminar company. I enjoy doing these programs, and I refer to them as “OPS” for “other people’s stuff.” It keeps me on my game Read the full article…


Employee Engagement is Compounded by Gratitude

“It’s been such a powerful exercise, every morning to get up and say thank you, every morning…. what am I grateful for….  and I’m not just thinking about them…. I’m feeling the feelings of gratitude.” James Arthur Ray A simple practice of gratitude started with friends in 2009 changed my life. Can it change yours? YES! Read the full article…


The “Tough but Fair” Boss and Employee Engagement

“Many of life’s circumstances are created by three basic choices: the disciplines you choose to keep, the people you choose to be with, and the laws you choose to obey.” Charles Millhuff When I saw this quote, I immediately thought of Nancy, a long-time subscriber, who regularly comments on my articles. While referring to a Read the full article…


Life Without Thankfulness? Don’t Go There!

“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.” John Henry Jowett During an employee engagement workshop for managers, I shared with the participants the value of Read the full article…


Top Three Employee Engagement and Retention Articles for the week of November 14, 2016

Here are my top three picks for amazing employee engagement ideas and strategy articles for the week: How does workplace satisfaction help boost employee engagement? (HRMAsia) “When workers become disengaged, it costs companies money, slows projects, drains resources and undermines company goals, as well as the efforts of their engaged counterparts. This is why employee Read the full article…


Gratitude Unexpressed is Ingratitude

Gratitude Unexpressed is Ingratitude

“There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed.  If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.” Robert Brault There’s a story about a husband and wife on the morning of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. The woman is sobbing hysterically, and the husband has no idea why. He asks her, “What is wrong? Why are Read the full article…


Top Three Employee Engagement and Retention Articles for the week of November 7, 2016

Here are my top three picks for amazing employee engagement ideas and strategy articles for the week: Do Your Employees “Live the Brand?” (Training Journal) “You need to freshen your approach, consider how you do business, consult with staff on how you can do things better, and what way forward your business should go. The Read the full article…


Why Saying “No Problem” is a Problem

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta We know how good it feels when someone thanks us. As an employee, we feel engaged when our employee recognizes our contributions. As a spouse or significant other, we remember not to take our loved ones for Read the full article…