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2 Ways to Increase Your Creativity Quotient

“We have kept our eyes open to our surroundings, and also our brains…in our subjects, we keep the joy of discovery, the pleasure of the unexpected, our subject itself must be the source of interest….”—Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso, famous for his creative painting and sculptures had a very high creativity quotient. Wouldn’t you agree? I…

4 Ways Managers Can Get their Staff Involved

As a club manager, are you concerned with how your staff interacts with your club members? You can develop employees and staff who respect and value the members and are more engaged in their jobs. I believe that staff engagement begins with managers. Managers who have a clear focus, hire the best staff and empower…

The Secrets of a Highly Engaged Manager – Characteristics to look for

Do you know what makes an engaged manager and do you know how your manager ranks? While working for a hospitality management company, I had a boss named Dennis who knew how to empower others and maximize employee engagement. Dennis was a senior-level manager there – He’d provide sufficient directions on projects and then empowered…

It’s NOT Just at Holiday Time – Keep up the Spirit All Year!

Some quick reminders on how you can keep your employees happy, engaged and energized for their work. Whether or not they’re not getting a big, fat raise, which are rare this year, then be sure you make them feel special and appreciated for the work they do. Here are some of my “Top Hat Tips”…

Can You Pass the Respect Test?

– Guest Blog by Nancy Reece The number one way you build trust and respect as a leader is by making the hard call – choosing to match your actions with your words – leading with integrity. Take this short test and see how you do. — Do you do what you say you will…

Generational Issues Affect Employee Engagement

I read an article by Anne Loehr, the Generational Expert (www.AnneLoehr.com) and she has compiled a list of Gen Y and Gen X characteristics, compared to Baby Boomers’ characteristics. This information is helpful for those of us working across generations – we can communicate much more effectively when we know the expectations! Take time to…

Surveys – What Are the Promises & Pitfalls?

Surveys are often snubbed as time-consuming, costly, nonessential activities, particularly during tight financial times. However, they can be effectively used to encourage a culture of employee engagement. In addition to general staff surveys, you may also survey your managers to find out how well they understand their roles in communicating the mission, goals and needs…