truffle drawing by Elizabeth Perry.
When we are divided or disconnected how can we expect anything different than disengagement.
To be humble is not to make comparsions. Secure in its reality, the self is neither better nor worse, bigger nor smaller, than anything else in the universe. It is nothing, yet at the same time one with everything. ~Dag Hammarskjöld
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I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism,
and what we’re lead to is a life not fully lived.
Cynicism is fear,
and it’s worse than fear –
it’s active disengagement.
~ Ken Burns
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When you examine the definitions and perceptions of employee engagement it is a lot like how we look at snow. Employee engagement is much more than perception but certainly perception of ourselves, others, and our work play a key role in engagement.
Is employee engagement something playful or a snow job?
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. ~ Carl Reiner
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. ~ Doug Larson
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Here is an outline of my top 10 Employee Engagement articles for the last six months of 2007.
They are my favorite articles out of a possible 84 articles I wrote since July. I chose them based on how helpful they can be to the reader and how they also express my specific perspectives on employee engagement.
As an extra, I included a bonus article on engagement and retirement.
1. 18 Approaches to Transform Employee Engagement – Free Booklet. The free PDF booklet outlines the 18 actions individuals, leaders, and organizations can take to build robust employee engagement in their organization.
2. The Employee Engagement Chronicle. This is not one article but a series of articles over the year giving you a short summary, key point, article snippet, and link to the leading online information on employee engagement.
3. 10 Leadership Strength Application Methods. This is the final article of a series devoted to the application of StrengthsFinder 2.0 to leadership and employee engagement development. Working from a strengths perspective is one of the most important things we can do to foster and enhance employee engagement of leaders and employees.
4. Employee Engagement: Get Unstuck with Crucial Conversations. This article outlines Crucial Conversations as a very valuable and helpful tool to foster employee engagement.
5. The 10 Simple Laws of Employee Engagement. This article outlines the application of John Maeda’s 10 Laws of Simplicity to employee engagement.
6. Leadership Zingers: Employee Engagement Video This was my first attempt at a video on employee engagement. I will learn the craft and plan to offer personal and helpful videos for you in 2008.
7. View the slides from the International Presentation on Employee Engagement. This article will take you to the PowerPoint slides used in an international webinar I co-conducted with Globoforce and Andy Parsley.
8. Employee Engagement is Connection. Employee engagement is all about connection…are you connected?
9. The Employee Engagement Six Pack. This article uses the six pack of aircraft instruments to look at six ways to assess employee engagement.
10. Zengagement. This was a series of over 35 very short posts/articles with an image and a quotation to foster your thinking or inspiration on employee engagement.
Bonus Article: Blogging break…Retire Now. This article examines retirement less of a state and more as a way of approaching our work and our lives.
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David Zinger is devoted to working with employee engagement
to foster results that matter for all.