Tag Archives: validation

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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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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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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Mother Teresa and Engagement

I live in South Carolina. Yes… THAT South Carolina – the one with the whole flag thing. But that isn’t what provided the fodder for this post. I saw an public service message on TV the other day about traffic fatalities (Longer version of that spot is embedded at the end of this post.). In […]
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