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"Engagement" Blog Posts

April 11, 2019

How Do You Take Pride at Work? – Your Top Tips!

What Does It Mean to Take Pride? Taking pride can mean different things to different people. For some, it's that feeling of satisfaction you get when a particular task's been achieved. For others, it's an ongoing commitment to high professional standards, even if the end products aren't always perfect. Pride can be based on definitive […]

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November 2, 2017

The Seven Key Qualities of a Magnetic Leader

There are lots of reasons why talented people move from one job to another – more money, better opportunities, greater responsibility. But one key reason that is often forgotten is the appeal or "magnetism" that senior managers have to prospective employees. This is the idea behind Roberta Chinsky Matuson's new book, "The Magnetic Leader." In […]

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October 3, 2017

Connecting at Work – #MTtalk Roundup

Four Steps to Connection It really irritates me if I sit in a class or lecture and the facilitator only knows two people's names. It feels as if they talk to those two people only, and the rest of us are like extras on a movie set. After lecturing and facilitating for a few years […]

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January 26, 2017

Play Matters When You're Being Creative at Work

Chris Lewis is the founder of one of the world's largest marketing and communications agencies, LEWIS, and he still serves as its CEO. So creativity in the workplace is his bread and butter. He has given a lot of thought to the conditions in which the best ideas emerge – and he’s discovered that there […]

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September 12, 2016

Why are There Snowblowers in Miami?

The image of snow-clearing machines carving shapes into Miami's palm-fringed beaches is vivid and intriguing. But the snowblowers of this blog post's headline – which is also the title of a new book by Steve Goldstein – have nothing to do with sculpting sand. It turns out they're a metaphor for "meh." I'll explain. For […]

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March 15, 2016

What's the Secret of a Happy Team?

It's a manager's dream to work with a happy, engaged and motivated team. But happiness is so subjective, and people's motivations are so varied, that building a happy team is more down to luck than design, right? And even if you do your best to create a positive environment, you can't control outside issues that […]

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August 14, 2015

You Don't Bother With That, Do You?

My friend Harry was looking at me disdainfully over his glasses. "Whatever's the matter?" I asked him, surprised. "Twitter," he said. "You don't bother with all that, do you?" I'd just told this self-confessed geek that he'd be able to follow my holiday – all my experiences, observations and photos as I travelled – in real time, […]

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July 14, 2014

Gamify Your Organization

Gamification uses game thinking to encourage team members to meet their goals or accomplish specific tasks. Many organizations now use it to improve training, engage customers and drive innovation. When used properly, gamification can deliver strong business results and engage your target audience. Unfortunately, most organizations need help to achieve this. That's why we're delighted […]

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