Category Archives: Research

If You Manage People This Post Will Make You 100% More Effective

As I make the transition to the new site I will be publishing updates here that link to the new site and once again urge you to subscribe to updates from the new site. I hope you do subscribe and hope this isn’t too much of a pain for you. Consider subscribing to the the […]
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Employee Engagement and The Stanford Prison Experiment

Image a worldwhere the meek have really inherited the earth. Where the rich are now at the bottom of the economic pyramid and the poor are now the ruling class. Imagine working in a factory shooting screws for 10 years and the next Monday you show up and you’re the foreman. You are now large and […]
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Just Throw a Webinar – May 25 at Noon EDT

Six years ago I wrote a post on Fistful of Talent called “Just Throw Strikes.” The gist of the post was that too often what we think is helpful advice is rarely that. At best it is just a restatement of obvious facts or at worst, a group of words strung together with no meaning […]
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At What Point Do You Throw in the Towel on Engagement?

Can you believe there was a time in medical history when medical practitioners didn’t wash their hands? When cleanliness wasn’t a “best practice?” True story. Washing hands wasn’t a routine issue back in the mid-1800s. The idea of washing hands came about because of the studies of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. I’m sure many of you […]
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All Vital Signs Are Good but the Patient is Dying – The Employee Engagement Silver Bullet?

Did you hear about the patient with perfect blood pressure, perfect heart rate, perfect cholesterol levels, wonderful muscle tone yet was slowly dying? You’re about to. The patient’s name is Employee Engagement. Yesterday I pointed you to a write up about KMPG accusing the “employee engagement” industry of being a racket and how they were […]
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