Get Smart about Energizing Your Organization

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Employee engagement is now a high priority in most corporations, yet most of these efforts are pursuing the wrong tactics. Research shows that most elements of employee engagement don’t lead to higher success or profitability. If you’re going to invest in energizing your business organization, get smart about it.

Have you ever tried to energize a lifeless organization?  I recall one time ...

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Tune into Innovative Ideas

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Steve Jobs once said “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have.  When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D.” So how do innovative ideas arise? Science is showing us that they come from a source that is best known as intuition, and we can increase our ability to tap this source.

Successful entrepreneurs are ...

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The Secret to Team Spirit

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We’ve all seen some teams, whether in sports, music or business, whose performance transcends the normal. It’s as though the team members have each surpassed any personal performance limitations and are cooperating at some unseen energetic level. What is the key to team spirit and can we intentionally create it?

As a leader of project teams, I admit that I can get impatient with the slow process of team development, ...

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Make Your Employees Brighter

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As leaders, we all understand the importance of supporting our people. Traditionally, this includes giving them the resources they need, defending them from criticism, and showing them they’re appreciated. These are all important, but now science shows there’s something even more profound that we can do for them. We can intentionally help them improve their ability to think.

When I first became the CIO of a large transportation company, it was ...

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