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J’aime Paris: A Heartfelt Plea for People Artistry

Written Saturday November 14th in Istanbul the morning after the Paris Massacre We desperately need People Artists. We need people who bring out the best in others. We hear too much about the worst and fail to find, celebrate, and draw out the … [Read more]

Help Yourself to The 10 Best Free and Fantastic Employee Engagement Resources

Fantastic Free Employee Engagement Resources (plus a bonus resource). I am celebrating my 61st birthday today. At my age, I don't need any presents but I'd like to give some, so here are 11 employee engagement presents … [Read more]

Employee Engagement: 10 Ways You Can Flourish with Nourishing Work

Work can make you well - Really! (The reading time for this post is 5 minutes and 30 seconds) Here are 3 reasons why you should read this post : You will build your wellbeing toolkit by developing familiarity with 10 ways to flourish at … [Read more]

A 21-Point Employee Engagement Manifesto

If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything Have you taken a stand on employee engagement? I wrote this manifesto to declare my beliefs and practices for employee engagement. I invite you to read it, to reflect upon the … [Read more]

A New Lesson in Employee Engagement with Gratitude to Cappadocia Turkey

Turkey has taught me much about employee engagement. I will be writing more about this over the next few months. I wrote a short post on LinkedIn today on what we can learn about employee engagement by ballooning over Cappadocia. Go there now to … [Read more]

Employee Engagement: Building Bridges

A lesson from Istanbul Turkey on Employee Engagement Reading time = 57 seconds On a Bhosporous ferry ride in Istanbul I saw the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge near the Black Sea. I believe this is an iconic image for work on employee engagement. … [Read more]

Employee Engagement: Invisibility is Not an Option

Banish anonymity and invisibility at work Don't let employees be or believe they are invisible. Be a People Artist and draw out the best from the people you work with. This is accomplished by seeing everyone you work with and letting them know … [Read more]

Employee Engagement Is Not A Problem

Employee Engagement: Problem or Experience? Ultimately to me, engagement is not a problem to be solved. It is an experience to be lived, a result to be achieved, a relationship to be built, and a work-based pathway to well-being. ~ David … [Read more]

Employee Engagement: People Artists Are Not Weary Travellers!

People Artists Use Their Eyes to See On Friday I was returning to Winnipeg from Montreal. I had an hour before my flight and went to the Air Canada Maple Leaf lounge. As I scanned the lounge the travellers looked so weary and seemed impervious … [Read more]

Employee Engagement: 11 Years in Social Media and 11 Gifts For You

11 Years of Social Media Work - And 11 Gifts For You! Today, October 4, 2015, marks my eleventh anniversary of writing, contributing and interacting on social media. It has been an awesome opportunity and privilege to make so many friends and … [Read more]

Employee Engagement and Working with Halogen Software

I am in Ottawa right now at the Halogen Software Conference. It was a pleasure yesterday to facilitate a session on employee engagement. Halogen Software was welcoming, supportive, fun, and well-organized. My session went very well as I … [Read more]

An Ode to Distraction: The Lighter Side of Employee Engagement

I invite you to enjoy my Linked In post on distraction today. It includes a selfie taken with the Rosetta stone when I was in the British Museum. It also includes a picture of a tricycle that is too small for me to ride. Click here to read the … [Read more]

Employee Engagement: Engage the Year Ahead with 2-Simple Rules

Are 2 simple rules powerful enough to guide a year of work and interaction? Reading time = 2 minutes and 50 seconds Simple rules. I have become enamoured with simple rules to guide and govern behavior and actions. It is a bit ironic as I … [Read more]