What’s love got to do with it? Pretty much everything when it comes to employee engagement (review).

I work for a dean who runs a research lab. She leads a team of high school, undergraduate and grad students who conduct studies that involve people in the community. The dean volunteers to be the first test subject for each and every student. They wire the dean up with electrodes and put her throughContinue reading “What’s love got to do with it? Pretty much everything when it comes to employee engagement (review).”

How leaders can engage employees (review of Alive at Work)

This review first ran in the Nov. 10 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do By Daniel Cable Harvard Business Review Press $39 Here’s a lesson for any leader who’s looking to leave a legacy. Write down the names of your maternal and paternal grandparents. No checkingContinue reading “How leaders can engage employees (review of Alive at Work)”

5 questions for leaders who want to lead a purpose revolution at work

A version of this review first ran in the June 23 edition of The Hamilton SpectatorThe Hamilton Spectator. The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good By John Izzo and Jeff Vanderwielen Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc. $25.95 I have the privilege of working with some pretty remarkable professorsContinue reading “5 questions for leaders who want to lead a purpose revolution at work”

Review: No Ego – How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results by Cy Wakeman

This review first ran in the Sept. 25 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results By Cy Wakeman St. Martins Press $37.99 Survey says we’re having ice cream socials every Friday afternoon. It’s an employee suggestion from your latest engagementContinue reading “Review: No Ego – How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results by Cy Wakeman”

Review: Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami? Transform Your Business Using the Five Principles of Engagement

This review was first published in the Dec. 4 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami? Transform Your Business Using The Five Principles of Engagement By Steven Goldstein Greenleaf Book Group Press $28.95 If I was president of the Niagara Health System, I’d invite Edna out for lunch. Edna was theContinue reading “Review: Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami? Transform Your Business Using the Five Principles of Engagement”