How to Inspire Employees to Give 110 Percent Effort

In many areas of the world, cold weather is upon us, driving some animals underground. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, most toads, frogs, snakes, skunks, rodents and bears go torpid, their metabolism slows down and their body temperature drops, so less energy is needed at a time when food becomes scarce. If you are thinking this is a good time for you to go underground and conserve energy for the upcoming year, think again.  You should [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Millennial Experts Have it Wrong

Aurea conducted research with Gartner about employee engagement.  And guess what?  People who are creating a business out of telling you millennials are ‘different’ are wrong.  Like the media, they are creating a divide, so they can step in and ‘help.’  Some key findings of the research include: According to Gartner’s analyst Craig Roth, millennials behave the way they do not because they belong to the particular ‘millennia’ cohort, but because they are ‘young.’ Youngest and [...]

By |February 25th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Disney Values Empowerment. Do You?

Leadership lessons from the Disney Institute are brilliant, so today we are tapping them for thoughts on empowerment. One constant at Walt Disney’s Parks and Resorts is the level of service Cast Members (employees) are known for providing.  As the Disney Institute tells it, “From the start, Walt knew how important it was to empower his Cast Members to strive for excellence and deliver outstanding service to each and every Guest.”  Walt echoed this refrain, saying, [...]

By |February 11th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Employees Have the Most Long-Term Impact on Results

Firas Kittanesh gets it. A serial entrepreneur, and co-founder and CEO of Amerisleep, an eco-friendly luxury mattress company, he has grown the business to serve hundreds of thousands of customers across the globe with no loans or investors. His philosophy?  “Your ideas and vision will drive your company from its infancy, but it’s your employees who will have the most impact on the long-term performance of your business.  By developing a company culture our employees enjoy, [...]

By |February 4th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

How to Listen and Be a More Effective Leader

Alison Davis, Founder & CEO of Davis & Company, spends a lot of time asking employees about how leaders can be more effective communicators.  She shared her findings in a recent article, which I’m passing along to you.  Why is communication so important?  Because leaders who create a two-way communication culture breed engaged employees. What is the No. 1 theme that emerges in Davis’ findings?  A lack of listening.  She says the most effective way [...]

By |January 28th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Google Knows What Makes a Manager Great and Now You Can Too

Google is not only known for being one of the biggest tech companies in the world, it’s also known for its great culture.  To that end, Google conducted research on what makes a great manager because the old adage still rings true: people leave managers, not companies.   Their findings?  GREAT MANAGERS…   Are Good Coaches. People need to be coached,  This is how they learn, grow, and develop.  Leaving people alone without any feedback or [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments