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Engagement

The Four-Letter Word You Can’t Say at Work

  I’m a “love” person. It’s a regular part of my communication. “I loved hanging out”…”We’d love to visit with you”…”I’d love to help”…it adequately captures my emotional expression in the moment. But when I got into the business world my first boss chided me on the practice. “That’s not professional, Betsy. Find another word.”…It […]

Encouragement & Connection: What We Need to Succeed.

    Two weeks ago I met an Indian professor who had the bold idea that kids in Indian slums with little to no formal education had the capacity to teach themselves the same material other children were learning from teachers. That thesis materialized in the form of an experiment: He put a computer in […]

There is IQ and EQ – But Do You Have HQ?

[There is IQ and EQ – But Do You Have HQ? – From Betsy Nichols – Employee Engagement Architect. Read more about her on our Leadership page.  And because you know you need it – don’t forget to subscribe to one of our subscription options for 2014 here.] Think of the best leaders of your life. […]

Does Our Fascination With “Greatness” Undermine Engagement?

[Does Our Fascination With “Greatness” Undermine Engagement? New post from Tom Miller – President and founder of Symbolist. You can read more about him and where he’ll be this year on our Leadership page.] Nick D’Aloisio. I read about him in the Wall Street Journal this weekend.  He was new to me, but if you’re heavy […]

Doing Life Well

[Doing Life Well – New post from Tom Miller – President and founder of Symbolist. You can read more about him and where he’ll be this year on our Leadership page.] When I refer to my family, closest friends and people I work with (plenty of people are in multiple categories), I like to use the […]

Finding Your Potential – Pushing to Your Edge

[Pushing to Your Edge – New post from Chad Truby – VP Business Development. You can read more about him on our Leadership page.] What is your Potential?  How do you find your full potential?  Can you? I think so – with help.  Let me explain. I recently attended an advanced Yoga class with my wife.  […]

Don’t Hit the Snooze Bar on Your Employees

[New post from Chad Truby – Vice President, General Manager at Symbolist. You can read more about him on our Leadership page.] As I pedaled through my morning route….I could not stop thinking about time.  It all started with my alarm at 4:50am – and my quick reaction to smash the snooze bar. But, as […]

The Elements of Being Organizationally Human

[New post from Tom Miller – President and founder of Symbolist. You can read more about him and where he’ll be this year on our Leadership page.] “Humanize” is becoming a popular term to use these days when talking about corporate cultures.  I think it will be sticky.  It’s like the term “employee engagement” – […]

Can Drafting Make Your Company 25% More Productive?

[New post from Tom Miller – President and founder of Symbolist. You can read more about him and where he’ll be this year on our Leadership page.] Sometimes a few of us at the office start the day on our indoor bike trainers.    We set up our bikes in our Production Studio here at Symbolist […]

Being Relevant Takes Effort

[New post from Tom Miller – President and founder of Symbolist.  You can read more about him and where he’ll be this year on our Leadership page.] What do you do to be better at your work? For most of us, staying relevant requires that we regularly invest time and energy in gathering and absorbing information, […]