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  • How To Engage With Your Employees As A Collective
    We often talk about engagement in terms of individual employees and how we encourage them to engage with their work. But there's another form of workforce engagement that is also important for businesses and particularly important for business leader… Read more
    Source: Fast CompanyPublished on 2015-01-27By Mark Lukens
  • The Neuroscience Behind Leading Others
    Psychology and neuroscience play an increasingly important role in how we shape ourselves as leaders. From the mnemonics and mind maps that allow us to memorize facts and faces, through to the use of mindfulness to increase concentration and positivi… Read more
    Source: Fast CompanyPublished on 2015-01-20By Mark Lukens
  • ‘Recognize’ For Better Employee Engagement
    Statistics show that 88% of employees don’t feel passionate about their work, and that this level of employee disengagement is costing the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. Employee disengagement is a huge problem for busines… Read more
    Source: Talent CulturePublished on 2015-01-15By Mark Lukens
  • Rise To The Challenge: Live Your Impact
    How much difference did you make today? If you were to step back and look at that work, would you feel like you added real value to the world, or just kept things ticking over? It’s easy to slip into doing the same old thing with your work, to … Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-01-10By Mark Lukens
  • Rise To The Challenge: Live Your Impact
    How much difference did you make today? If you were to step back and look at that work, would you feel like you added real value to the world, or just kept things ticking over? It’s easy to slip into doing the same old thing with your work, to … Read more
    Source: Talent CulturePublished on 2015-01-08By Mark Lukens
  • Not just hiring
    If we’re to properly get to grips with recruitment, to make sure that we’re introduced the right people to our organizations in the right way, then we need to think deeply about how recruitment works and what it does. It’s easy to g… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-01-07By Mark Lukens
  • An abstraction too far?
    Money and the economy we’ve built around it are useful abstractions. Early societies were able to exchange goods and services through barter but this was a crude and unwieldy system. The development of coins and a cash economy allowed more nuan… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2015-01-07By Mark Lukens
  • Muscles not money – understanding moral motives
    The way we understand society has the power to change it, whether through debate, public policy, or the behavior of individual citizen-consumers. This is as true of our motives and values as it is of anything else. The model most often assumed in cur… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2014-12-29By Mark Lukens
  • You Can Be More Through Serving Others
    You Can Be More Through Serving Others The capitalism of the 1980s gave service to others a bad name. Obsessively self-serving, it tried to teach us that business and leadership were all about looking after number one, and that everything else would … Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2014-12-16By Mark Lukens
  • Looking Beyond HR
    Some business improvement professionals believe the goal of their work is to make themselves redundant, to take their company to the point where improvement is self-sustaining and they are no longer needed. Is it time for us, as HR professionals, to … Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2014-12-11By Mark Lukens
  • Looking Beyond HR
    Some business improvement professionals believe the goal of their work is to make themselves redundant, to take their company to the point where improvement is self-sustaining and they are no longer needed. Is it time for us, as HR professionals, to … Read more
    Source: Talent CulturePublished on 2014-12-09By Mark Lukens
  • You Can Be More Through Serving Others
    The capitalism of the 1980s gave service to others a bad name. Obsessively self-serving, it tried to teach us that business and leadership were all about looking after number one, and that everything else would follow from that. But if the past decad… Read more
    Source: Switch and ShiftPublished on 2014-12-04By Mark Lukens
  • The Power To Lead Organizational Change
    We all have the power within us to create real and lasting change. To transform the place we work into something finer and more efficient, no matter how good a position it started from. Change gives us the potential to be not just good but great, to … Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2014-11-30By Mark Lukens
  • The 3 Beliefs of Human Business
    It’s all too easy to forget the human side of business. We get so bogged down in the processes and procedures, the board meetings and balance sheets, that we forget that business doesn’t exist for its own sake. Business is about huma… Read more
    Source: Thought and VigorPublished on 2014-11-30By Mark Lukens
  • The Power To Lead Organizational Change
    We all have the power within us to create real and lasting change. To transform the place we work into something finer and more efficient, no matter how good a position it started from. Change gives us the potential to be not just good but great, to … Read more
    Source: Talent CulturePublished on 2014-11-28By Mark Lukens

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