Employee Engagement Strategies from Top Business Coaches

In a recent Forbes article, members of the Forbes Coaches Council shared strategies for improving employee engagement.  As most of you know, I’m a fan of the three to five rule, so here are three ideas of the 13 which I think would have the most impact in your business. Establish a culture of trust.  Executive Coach Jennifer Musselman believes that trust has a domino effect. “The CEO must acknowledge shortcomings and commit to changing the [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Employees Want to Speak Up and Add Value. Are You Listening?

The world’s largest restaurant chain – Subway - is seeing declining revenue as consumers seek healthier, fresher food and as competitors offer better options.  Additionally, franchisees have been protesting the Corporate-directed promotions, complaining about product quality, and struggling with over-saturation. Franchisees estimate that up to one-third of Subway locations are unprofitable, as traffic has fallen double-digits in the past five years.  The most telling sign that Subway is in trouble comes from a quote I read [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Want Mediocre Business Results? Cling to Traditional Employee Engagement Approaches

Several year ago, Wells Fargo created millions of fake bank and credit card accounts.  In an interview with CNN, Wells Fargo’s CEO Tim Sloan said, “This happened because we had a compensation plan that drove inappropriate behavior.  Our culture focused on selling product vs. providing the right service and advice to customers, which was uncomfortable for our team members.”   Employees were so uncomfortable that they began calling the company’s Ethics hotline and reporting the indiscretions, [...]

By |June 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

If Elon Musk Can Colonize Mars, You Can Re-Engage Employees

Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, has a goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars.  So, my question to you is this… if Musk can colonize Mars, why can’t you re-engage your employees? A pervasive theory exists that re-engaging employees is difficult, if not impossible, and it’s simply not true.  In order to re-engage workers, your frontline managers need to go to market consistently, repeating specific actions which meet your employee’s basic [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Employees Are Like Plants – Feeding is Necessary to Keep Them Alive and Engaged

Brian Smith, founder of Ugg Australia Boots, spoke at the Inc. 5000 Conference and shared some great advice for founders who are frustrated with their startup’s slow growth. “You can’t give birth to an adult,” said Smith. “When your company is an infant, it’s not going to get up out of the cradle and go to college. You have to feed it and nurture it.” What entitles Smith to dole out such advice?  Business success.  Smith [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Mistakes Happen. Follow These Tips to Recover Fast.

Everyone makes mistakes at work – it’s part of life.  What matters most is that you recover quickly and handle your mistakes in a positive way, so I trolled the Internet and found a great strategy by Gina Belli – an educational consultant – to do just that. Everyone is watching how you respond to this.Your bosses and co-workers will pay close attention to you in the days and weeks following a mistake because you can [...]

By |May 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments