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  1. Steve DiGioia

    Steve DiGioia

    Can You Help? Share Your Best Customer Service Stories With Me For An Upcoming Blog Post - email me >>> steve@stevedigioia.com Steve DiGioia
  2. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    Successful Executive Management Take Advantage of Social Media
    Successful Executive Management Take Advantage of Social MediaThere are several ways in which successful executive management take advantage of social media to obtain benefits. Social media presence is essentially a requirement in today’s competitive marketplace. To gain credibility, visibility and momentum,...


  3. Steve DiGioia

    Steve DiGioia

    Looking for Great Reading on Customer Service, Management & Leadership Topics?
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    twitter.com “Let Me Send You My Newsletter So You'll Never Miss a Post...
  4. Ricardo Tafas

    Ricardo Tafas

    Sometimes, people just disagree to something for the disagreement itself. Why?
    Ricardo Tafas
    Disobedience or Reactance? | Repositório do Ricardo
    rftafas.blog.br No, this reactance is not an electric quantity. It's a psychological theory. Are you in a reactance...
  5. ProducerMichael King

    Michael King

    Worker Retention and Low Salary Employers
    Worker Retention and Low Salary EmployersI want to take a moment to discuss employee retention and company awareness. Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with several companies who place different values on employee retention. While all of them wanted to keep their employees,...


    Donna Wood
    25/03/2017 #1 Donna Wood
    In today's world, sometimes less is more. Employees will only go as far for the company as the company will for them. Great post!
  6. Steve DiGioia

    Steve DiGioia

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  7. ProducerJuliana No

    Juliana No

    Should companies move to remote workers?
    Should companies move to remote workers?And the polemic is served... The numbers say they should but companies are governed by people and people tend to be governed by fear. Maybe they should take another look at the data. It's like being scared of a low risk surgery that can improve your...


    Juliana No
    26/03/2017 #6 Juliana No
    I'm glad it helped and hopefully it will help a good worker get a job he deserves.
    Juliana No
    26/03/2017 #5 Juliana No
    I've seen people go through that and it's a shame
    Hope you now have the balance you seeked
    Jerry Harp
    25/03/2017 #4 Jerry Harp
    After being employed at an organization for almost two years, I found myself in a difficult work life balance. I begged Human Resources to allow me to work at home. My manager and manager's manager didn't like the idea. However their boss understood and supported me. Keep in mind there were other individuals working at home too so on the surface, I didn't forsee any problems. I wasn't provided the same tools as other work at home employees and I suddenly was micro managed to the point that roughly 20% of my work week was consumed with emails and phone calls from my boss. I had to detail in writing the daily objectives, which resulted in a 3 way email chain discussion as far as what important tasks were to be accomplished then a daily email summary as far as what got accomplished. Of course, an activity report could been just as easily been pulled in the database, so the daily email was unnecessary. My experience I discovered wasn't alone, as another employee that transitioned to work at home expressed the same dissatisfaction in treatment by the employer. Employees that were initially hired as work at home employees indicated they never experienced this animosity toward them and were successful, which led me to conclude that the problem with work at home arrangements is a change management problem with management. I still met and exceeded goal for the year, but significant damage was created with regard to employer/employee trust. I felt like my supervisor was about to write me up for performance issues. I returned to the office just to stop the micro management but the damage was done, and I quit not long after.
    Mercy A. Ananeh-Frempong
    24/03/2017 #3 Mercy A. Ananeh-Frempong
    I agree. I prefer working from my own space.
    David Noble
    24/03/2017 #2 David Noble
    Really nice piece Juliana. The facts are there to see but it is a real test to see just how "progressive" an organisation is in how readily they grasp them.

    Coincidentally I am in a situation right now with a candidate who is really good and home based - the prospective client loves him but is finding it challenging to get their head around the home based rider. I intend to highlight a few of the facts that you have raised as they make incredible sense. Thank you very much for posting.
    Carlos 🐝 Tíscar
    24/03/2017 #1 Carlos 🐝 Tíscar
    Job has to get done, it does matter but a bit that you can see the worker or not... It's a nice to have but not a must.
  8. ProducerJean-Yves Piton, MBA 🐝
    Are You a Leader?
    Are You a Leader?Watch this!* Envision * Disrupt * Inspire * Go For It!...
  9. ProducerAnne Thornley-Brown
    2 Hour Team Building: What's up with that?
    2 Hour Team Building: What's up with that?I have had a question for quite some time now. In fact, I have written a number of blog posts about it and finally wrote one that asked:What’s up with the 2 Hour Team Building? I really hope that some executives will weigh in because I don't get...


    Donna Wood
    25/03/2017 #9 Donna Wood
    #8 Toronto is a beautiful city. My son-in-law almost took a job there a couple of years ago. Part of me wishes he had, so he and my daughter could experience a different part of the world ~ yet not so far from home. :D
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    24/03/2017 #7 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Yes, everything you say is true Donna. They need to focus on team building that helps with revenue generation like Visexecutaries. Just realizing I should add the video to the post..
    Donna Wood
    24/03/2017 #6 Donna Wood
    Ever since the 2008 exposure of the billions of dollars spent each year on executive travel and retreats, many companies have put the brakes on spending in the training category. The investors were concerned about taking employees away from the actual work of making a profit. When budgets were, and some still are, tight, culture building or development is considered a luxury expense rather than an integral foundation building expense. Executives are in a Catch 22 situation when it comes to wanting to provide the full training for employees, and having to explain the expense to profit-centered boards and investors.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    24/03/2017 #5 Anne Thornley-Brown
    Yes they are caleld bored rooms for a reason. Effective team building doesn't park people in their seats and yak at them for hours on end.

    I agree that feedback by email can be an helpful modern version of the suggestion box.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    24/03/2017 #4 Erroll -EL- Warner
    People get board attending meetings. They lost interest easily at gatherings. There should be a "talent team" made of associates who will solicit ideas and concerns from associates. Those concerns will be addressed by management. Feedback will be provided via email or in writing. Out standing ideas will be forwarded up the hierarchical managerial chain of command. Associates will be awarded for great ideas.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    23/03/2017 #3 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @Javier 🐝 beBee Those are great benefits but almost impossible to deliver in a standalone 2 hour session.

    @Harvey Lloyd, I agree, team building as a stand-alone event is not very effective yet that is how most companies approach it.

    Team building does not have to be off-site to be effective. Now if you make it a 2 hours session every week or every other week for a few months with clear action items in between, that could work. Perhaps that is what we should be suggesting to time-strapped executives. Are we on the verge of coming up with a new model here? The hive is at work.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    23/03/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I love this idea, a 2 Hour Team Building !

    Some.benefits of team building can be:
    1. Improved Communication
    2. Develop Team Roles
    3. Time to Develop Skills
    4. Better Relationships
    5. The ability to maximize profitability by allowing individuals to better combine their skills to achieve more.

    and so on...
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/03/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    From a small business perspective and conversations with mid-level executives i can say that team building is a trust exercise that is difficult to do within a special envelope of time unless it is supported by the whole of the organization. In many of my discussions and execution of the team building i can say that the trust built is tested by participants in their real office environment with mixed results.

    Depending on schedule, need and priority to trust is typically broken when it involves "doing the right thing". Specifically as it applies to who/what will take the fall for not meeting some expectation.

    I agree with team building as a way to enhance the corporate culture but the culture has to be sound and lead by someone who is vigilant in creating the culture proposed.
  10. ProducerBrigette Hyacinth
    Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters
    Why Diversity and Inclusion MattersA diverse workforce should be taken as a central competency of a business because diversity in most cases is directly proportional to increased creativity and innovation. And, it is virtually true that an organization’s success depends on upon its...


    Erroll -EL- Warner
    22/03/2017 #3 Erroll -EL- Warner
    The strength of an organization lies in diversity. Different cultures make a unique difference in many organization. Businesses would be able to relate to customers of different culture through their associates.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    22/03/2017 #2 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    I like the addition of inclusion. I remember first hearing that diversity is making sure everyone has a seat at the table. Inclusion is making sure everyone has the chance to participate and heard.
    David B. Grinberg
    22/03/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on the new book, that's great news! Workforce diversity simply makes good business sense, as the business case for diversity has repeatedly shown. It's unfortunate that some close-minded employers still have not gotten the message, to the detriment of their business.
  11. ProducerCarl Ward

    Carl Ward

    Protecting Your Brand on amazon is it possible?
    Protecting Your Brand on amazon is it possible?Amazon has a number of options in place today, to protect your brand's online.Sellers and brand owners have found it very difficualt to deal with the passing off that takes place on amazon on a daily basic. Do you get the feeling like you deal with...
  12. Ewart Richardson
    Interesting chart looking at the world economy, any thoughts? Ewart Richardson
  13. Ricardo Tafas

    Ricardo Tafas

    It is awkward. Developers point out they don't have a good boss. But eventhough they like the guy.
    Ricardo Tafas
    Survey on Developers: Motivation without Good Management | Repositório do Ricardo
    rftafas.blog.br Curiosamente, os desenvolvedores não tem gestão de pessoas. Mas mesmo assim se consideram motivados. Qual será o resultado...
  14. Marco Laranjeiro
    Chart: The End of World Poverty is in Sight
    Marco Laranjeiro
    Chart: The End of World Poverty is in Sight
    producaoindustrialblog.wordpress.com Manostaxx The text that follows is owned by the site above referred. Here is only a small part of the article, for more please follow the link SOURCE: Jeff Desjardins End of World Poverty is in...
  15. Ewart Richardson
    Who do you trust when your making a decision? Ewart Richardson


    Ewart Richardson
    18/03/2017 #1 Ewart Richardson
    What information do you consider trustful, this gives an idea what most think
  16. ProducerJean-Yves Piton, MBA 🐝
    From Failure to Success
    From Failure to Success The power of {perseverance} and {passion} to achieve your goals.  No matter what, don't give up, follow your heart, you'll get...
  17. Carl Nordgren

    Carl Nordgren

    Happy St Pat's. Two years ago I was invited to do a reading from my first novel, The 53rd Parallel, at The Quiet Man Museum in Cong in the West of Ireland. Key scenes from the book occur during the filming of The Quiet Man movie. Proud to say the book is being sold in the museum's library, and it is also available on Amazon. Carl Nordgren
  18. Ewart Richardson
    If you are in the middle of this or considering digital transformation this may help. Ewart Richardson
  19. Steve DiGioia

    Steve DiGioia

    Here Are 3 Steps You Need to Increase Employee Engagement
    Steve DiGioia
    Here Are 3 Steps You Need to Increase Employee Engagement - Steve DiGioia
    stevedigioia.com What does your company need to have a happy, engaged and motivated workforce? Here's 3 steps to increase employee...
  20. George Touryliov
    This infographic from StocksToTrade.com skips the silver bullets and “get rich quick” tricks to show the real habits of millionaires that have led to wealth accumulation over time. Learn more -
    George Touryliov
    Top 10 Habits of Millionaires for Building Wealth
    www.visualcapitalist.com Building wealth is not about tricks or 'get rich quick' schemes. This infographic shows the habits of millionaires that create success over the...
  21. Ricardo Tafas

    Ricardo Tafas

    Results for a survey on how developers perceive their managers. Things in Brazil are not that good...
    Ricardo Tafas
    Survey on Developers: it’s good to take care of your own career … | Repositório do Ricardo
    rftafas.blog.br The research on how Developers perceive their Managers has been closed ... Without encouraging...
  22. George Touryliov
    Here are 7 reasons why you may not have gotten the job -
    George Touryliov
    7 Reasons You Weren't Hired - Glassdoor Blog
    www.glassdoor.com Your resume perfectly fits the job description, you’ve been hearing positive feedback from HR, and… what?! You weren’t hired? Don’t take...
  23. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    Titles“It’s good to be the king.” Mel Brooks Companies run on titles. Everyone has a title. Titles are a historic formulation to separate the important people from the peasants. The idea in companies is that all have some sort of title and hence, no...


    Harvey Lloyd
    15/03/2017 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    Titles delineating pay structure is certainly true. But if i could add another layer to sherwood forest here. Regulation and the advent of licensure has brought about the greater need for titles, as they are tied to job descriptions. More recently these "Titles" and subsequent job descriptions have become fiduciary parties to liability concepts. A friend was a track inspector for a major railroad. His title stayed the same but regulation brought his title into the camp of being liable for poor inspections, personally. He would wave certain supervisor requested inspection tolerances until this happened.

    So titles have taken on meaning i am not sure folks understand the responsibility as it was once observed.

    Enjoyed your streaming thoughts on the title mania we experience. Its almost becoming the last name.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/03/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    I am going to leave my current company pretty soon but I actually have not put a title on any of my business card it seems to destabilixe people who cannot box you in a particular layer hierarchy wise :-)
  24. George Touryliov
    When people are promoted up the ranks, it’s usually thanks to their attributes and abilities. But as any successful manager knows, there are a whole new set of skills required in their new management position. Learn more -
    George Touryliov
    Want to be a manager? Here’s how your potential will be assessed
    social.hays.com If becoming a manager is next on the agenda, you should know how your potential in the role will be assessed. In this blog, Nick Deligiannis shares his...
  25. ProducerPhil Johnson, MBL
    EntrepreneurshipThe Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship http://www.inc.com/magazine/201309/jessica-bruder/psychological-price-of-entrepreneurship.html Unlike Bradley Smith in this Inc. article, I did not have to cash in my 401(k) but I did live on a...


    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    14/03/2017 #1 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Great post @Phil Johnson, MBL. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great week.
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