Wondering about Employee Engagement

Most employees come to work and are eager to do good work. They also want to develop mastery, according to studies reported by Daniel Pink in his book Drive. Yet, often we see managers stifling the
engagement of the employee.

One way we do this is by delegating too specifically. Suppose I want the employee to rearrange the shelf of product on aisle 3? If I tell them that I want the larger cans on the bottom and the
smaller on top they leave with the idea that I don’t trust their …

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The Emotional Paycheck

In one of my LinkedIn groups the question was asked, by David R Frick, “Emotional paychecks are
often more valued than financial ones. How do you calculate the emotional value and how often do you pay them?” Good question don’t you think?

Gallup has conducted a number of surveys that demonstrate that beyond a certain income, our
baseline of happiness does not increase. They are also known for their employee engagement work. They have …

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Do you need experience in the field to be successful?

I was struck this week by a story of a young kid, 15 years old, who radically has changed the science of Cancer detection. He is not a science major, he is not particularly interested in science (so
he says), but he created a way to detect pancreatic cancer for pennies!

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly bad cancer because it is normally detected too late to reverse it. This kid developed the test from information published on the internet. Don’t believe it look
here. …

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