Category Archives: Value

Monica Fochtman on the “Paul”Cast… What I wish I had been told…

Are you taking responsibility for your own engagement at work? Are you the craftsperson of your own happiness? It seems from what we read today that companies own employee engagement and employee happiness. But not so fast says Monica Fochtman, Ph.D., adjunct professor and career coach and mentor. Monica joins me on the “Paul”Cast to […]
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St. Louis Rams – Doing Football Like You Do Employee Engagement

Looks like I’m going to try and channel my inner Steve Boese or my inner Kris Dunn and try to draw some connection between what’s going on in sports and what’s going on in the business world. First some backstory (not that you need it…) One of the things I’ve been working on for 2016 […]
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160,000 Employee Professional Services Firm Decides Engagement is a “Racket”

I’m pretty good at keeping my finger on the pulse of what is going on in the engagement space but this little ditty almost slipped by me. And the fact that I’ve only seen one update referencing this (and on Google + no less – which may explain why no one is talking about it…) […]
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Employee Engagement is Context Not Content

Employee engagement is soooooo 2000 and late. It’s all about “human” now. At least that seems to be the take away from the HRTech conference held last week in Vegas. Everything was about human connections. Bloggers blogged about it. Signs signed about it. Speakers spoke about it. And I wrote about it – three years […]
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Your Friday Orders: Originate – Not Imitate.

The following quote passed by me on my Facebook feed the other day and made me stop and think.  “…we have more faith in what we imitate than in what we originate. We cannot derive a sense of absolute certitude from anything which has its roots in us. The most poignant sense of insecurity comes […]
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Are You Prepared to Stand Out?

We like hanging around people that are just like us. It’s comfortable and easy. But unfortunately, that can be boring as well. When I was first promoted to manager I was young and like most newly promoted managers I had no training whatsoever. To say I was making it up as I went along would’ve […]
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