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David Zinger’s 1500 Blog Posts on Employee Engagement (eBook)

Everything you always wanted to know about employee engagement but were afraid to ask

Eh List Cover

Here is an eBook listing all the posts I have written on employee engagement. If you open the eBook in your browser you can click on any title and it will take you right to the post.  If you had  a weekly newsletter on engagement where you work you could use a new post every week for 30 years!

To begin reading click on the cover above or click here.

David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert who loves to write about employee engagement.

Employee Engagement Saskatchewan Style

Coming back to Saskatchewan

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I look forward to returning home to Saskatchewan near the end of April to conduct two sessions on engagement  in both Regina and Saskatoon. There is a lunch session on employee engagement and an afternoon session on engaged well being. I am doing this in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals (SAHRP). I will be in Regina on Monday April 28th  and Saskatoon on Tuesday April 29th. Here is a 1 minute 42 second invite/introduction to what we will focus on. I look forward to you joining me.

David Zinger Engage SK from David Zinger on Vimeo.

David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert who was born in Regina, lived in Saskatoon, and never stopped being a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan.

Employee Engagement is Not About Great or Amazing Work or Workplaces

Have a ball at work by doing good work well with others every day.

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The Ball of Employee Engagement

I have sharpened my focus on engagement in 2014 to: Good work done well with others every day. I believe this is both attainable and sustainable while also being a big challenge. What I too often see is the cheerleaders of engagement trying to lead us on to great and amazing work and workplaces. Seldom do I find a great place to work being great for everyone. And even though I have occasional amazing days at work what is truly amazing to me is that I have hundreds of good days. Don’t get me wrong. I love great and amazing work. It thrills me when I see it or experience it myself. Yet I think that great and amazing work is the occasional byproduct of good work done well with others every day. I would trade 1 great day for 10 good days anytime! I don’t need hype or hyperbole when I work, I just need to know my work is good, that I am well because of it, and I can sustain it day after day.

David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker, expert, and consultant committed to making engagement both simple and real.

The 8 Word Definition of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement in 8 words.

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David Zinger Engage

Good work, done well, with others, every day.

David Zinger is an employee engagement expert striving for lean, simple, and significant approaches to employee engagement.

Employee Engagement Through People Artistry

A People Artistry Tidbit

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Peoplt Artistry at Work Book Cover

I had a wonderful conversation with the latest reader of People Artistry at Work. He just retired this year as the Assistant Superintendent of a very large school division. He believed the book was a fine leadership book and that it summed up his approach to successful leadership.

He stated, “it is amazing what we can accomplish and achieve together when we recognize and value people even if they initially lack skills.” Through our people artistry we empower, we build capacity and as leaders we never lose sight of the fact that we are only as good as the people we lead. We need to recognize all employees so they recognize their own strengths, gifts, challenges, and contributions.

To learn more about this $10 book or to order people artistry for all you leaders visit: www.peopleartistry.com.

David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert.

Making the real definition of employee engagement more real

Making it real

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When I wrote the original definition of real employee engagement, I was wrong. I usually am wrong about 50% of the time but being wrong promotes learning and revisions so being open to being wrong feels quite right to me.

I recently wrote the real definition of employee engagement:

Good work, done well, with others, on a daily basis.

I loved the down-to-earth elegant simplicity of the definition but I forgot something. Supposedly Albert Einstein said, make things as simple as possible but no simpler. I think I was too simple with the first definition. I had neglected the first principle of my 10 principles of engagement, first composed in January of 2008 and revised  in 2010. The first principle stated:

Employee engagement is specific. We cannot sustain engagement all the time and everywhere. When we talk about engagement we need to ask: Who is engaged, with what,  for how long, and for what purpose?

I now believe the new real definition of employee engagement must add:

Good work, done well, with others, on a daily basis to …

You need to complete the “to …” What result is it that you seek from engagement? This could range from safety and wellbeing to profits, cost reductions, or lean processes. Ensure your engagement work has a direction.

For example, I was working with a group on employee engagement and customer experience. As I thought about the real definition of engagement for their purposes, I added:

Good work, done well, with others, on a daily basis to enrich the customer and employee experience.

This definition offered focus and direction to engagement and offered a specific purpose to the engagement work.

David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert on his way to a better way of working with work.