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Category Archives: Positive Leadership

Help Leaders as Mentors / Coaches and Increase Employee Engagement

Setting the stage for a culture of accountability and engagement begins with developing leaders as coaches and mentors. If leaders understand the value of engagement and support it by modeling it and fostering mentorship through their managers, those managers in turn can create engaged employees—who foster loyal customers. Mentoring is just one example of how…

Great Resource for Employee Engagement

Getting your employees engaged includes asking them what they value and how excited they are about their jobs. Several years ago I joined the Employee Engagement Network (www.employeeengagment.ning.com) and have learned so much from my colleagues there. On this site, a wide variety of professionals share their experiences and programs for employee engagement. It’s an…

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…

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…

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…