Phil Dourado's picture

Only 13% of Employees Feel Engaged at Work. Richard Branson Has Some Advice.

This week from the Bearded Wonder:

"Success in business is all about people, people, people.

Whatever industry a company is in, its employees are its biggest competitive advantage. As Virgin Pulse CEO Chris Boyce said recently, “They’re the ones making the magic happen -- so long as their needs are being met.”

So how do we meet those needs?

Richard Branson

That title's depressing. 13%.

Jim Taggart's picture

How Bad Leadership Destroys Trust and Hope

Sometimes it takes a totally unplanned encounter to have the light bulb go off in your head.

Phil Dourado's picture

Job Ownership: The Next Level of Engagement

The Ownership QuotientEngaging people behind the organization's core purpose is a if not the key role of leadership. Yet, the recession pulls against engagement massively.

Phil Dourado's picture

Patrick Dixon on how to engage people

Engagement - It's the word of the moment, isn't it. How do you engage people? I like Tom Peters' one-word answer: "Listen." As much as I like this clip from Patrick Dixon, it doesn't include that core point that Peters sees. How do you engage people? Listen to them first. Your starting point is them, not you. How are your people feeling about the recession at the moment and their job? That's your start point for engaging them. Having said that, I like this clip.

Anonymous's picture

The Levity Effect

I just listened to a podcast with Adrian Gostick over at the Cranky Middle Manager. It’s about his book, The Levity Effect: Why it Pays to Lighten Up, which stresses the importance of having fun in the work place.

The Architect's picture

Inspire Me: Ben Zander on 'Do their (and your) eyes shine?'

There was a survey of happiness at work. Orchestra members came second from the bottom, just above prison guards. Chamber musicians came top. What's the difference between chamber musicians and orchestra musicians?

Zen Master's picture

Thought From The Zen Garden: You can never get enough

There is a common, often 40-something, feeling of dissatisfaction among highly successful corporate leaders. It's because old-style leadership and the accumulation of power and wealth that goes with it doesn't fulfill everyone. It does some. But, increasingly, not all.  And here's why: 

"You can never get enough
of what you don't really need."