Category Archives: Validation

3 Words to Add to Employee Titles to Drive Engagement

If you work in corporate America you worry about employee engagement. If you work in corporate “World” you worry about employee engagement. And if you pay attention to employee engagement data you know it really hasn’t changed much in 10 years or so. Hovering around 30%, employee engagement is the Groundhog’s Day of HR issues. […]
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Recognition – Incentive – Engagement [They Are NOT the Same]

I keep a file of all the articles I find about how to drive performance in organizations. Some are good. Some are horrible. Most are about 50% correct. Even this one will fall short of 100% because at the core what we all are addressing are human beings – who – by their very nature […]
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Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Stop Recognizing Employees.

This post is a redo of a post from a few years back (about 4 or 5 to be not-exact.) I decided to remix/repost based on a twitter conversation I had with @TrishMcFarlane and @AKABruno (aka Matt Stollack.) Trish said: “Interesting. Recognition makes me uncomfortable (personally) but validation is important to me. Wonder why?”   […]
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Sometimes you just need to hit publish…#50over50HR

I’ve heard on more than one occasion ideas are easy, execution is hard. Let me rephrase that and say execution isn’t always hard – but it is always very, very scary. The fun part about ideas is as long as they exist in the theoretical they really can’t be wrong. Ideas are simply points of view, opinions. But not […]
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Recognition is Too Easy

I’ve been watching the recognition and reward industry for the last 25 years. It’s gone from a relatively unknown and underutilized tactic to drive employee satisfaction and employee engagement to being almost a daily headline in any HR focused publication blog article, tweet Instagram, periscope, meerkat, or whatever is hip and new. Recognition is the […]
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Being Human is a Zero Sum Game

Show of hands how many of you actually know your neighbors? If you do know the people who live exactly next door to you, now think about those that live three houses down from you? Do you know them? If your representative of a recent study highlighted in an article from the Atlantic called “Why […]
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