Employee Engagement

#39 – Reach West Radio – Jason Lauritsen

Then comes the part where you’re a corporate executive gone rogue who challenges others to think differently and not be afraid to challenge themselves. The Reach West Radio Show welcomes Jason Lauritsen, a keynote speaker, author and advisor on all things employee engagement and workplace culture.   Listen to Reach West Radio:

#12 – The True Price of Drama in the Workplace – Cy Wakeman

The Reach West Radio show welcomes Cy Wakeman, President and Founder of Reality-Based, an organization that helps leaders and their teams ditch the drama, turn excuses into results, and find opportunities in every challenge they face. Cy is a dynamic national keynote speaker and New York Times bestselling author who has spent over 20 years… more #12 – The True Price of Drama in the Workplace – Cy Wakeman

#8 – Workplace Culture Ain’t Noise Pollution – Jim Knight

A special Reach West Radio show at the SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition welcomes Jim Knight, a leading training and development expert, author and sought-after keynote speaker. Jim has worked with some of the world’s largest brands including more than 20 years with Hard Rock International where he led the renowned School Of Hard… more #8 – Workplace Culture Ain’t Noise Pollution – Jim Knight

Emotional Workplace Raincoats As New Hire Tchotchkes

“C’mon you little fighter No need to get uptighter C’mon you little fighter And get back up again…” —Supertramp, It’s Raining Again Facebook messenger popped up: Did you hear the news? The person messaging me was a new co-worker. I just stared at the words, a sick feeling of knowing something I didn’t want to know roiled… more Emotional Workplace Raincoats As New Hire Tchotchkes

About That Waiting for Godot Workplace Standard

“Hold your fire — Keep it burning bright Hold the flame ’til the dream ignites — A spirit with a vision Is a dream with a mission…” —Neil Peart, Mission It’s like every company meeting you’ve ever been in is a contemporary retelling of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Repetitive 20th century tragicomedies in continuous incremental acts. Painfully existential… more About That Waiting for Godot Workplace Standard

To The Guys (And Gals) That Work

Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb Maybe get a blister on your little finger Maybe get a blister on your thumb…” —Dire Straits, “Money for Nothing” For nearly 40 years we’ve been the guys that work. Childhood friends who in adulthood continue making an… more To The Guys (And Gals) That Work

When You Wink And Smile And Think Opportunity Cost Be Damned

Two middle-aged men walk into an elevator. The taller and heavier of the two points to the other’s t-shirt. It’s an Saturday Night Live t-shirt with a silkscreen silhouette of Will Ferrell in the “More Cowbell” sketch. “Very nice,” he says. “Classic.” The other guy, the one with a mostly white goatee beard wearing the… more When You Wink And Smile And Think Opportunity Cost Be Damned

Success Measured By Effectual Stretch

It wasn’t exactly the romanticized version of backpacking through an exotic land, especially if you consider a cheap roller suitcase a backpack, which unfortunately I did. But that was me then in 1998, when my then girlfriend (now wife) had bitten me with the travel bug. Prior to that my travel was limited to North… more Success Measured By Effectual Stretch

When The Boss Touches Our Hearts And Not Our Butts

“You know, your butt looks so bad in the outfit you’re wearing, that I was surprised when I touched it, it felt good.” Imagine hearing that on a date, or in the office, or on a date at your office party, or even your boss hitting on you at the office or at a party.… more When The Boss Touches Our Hearts And Not Our Butts

That’s When The Social Collaboration Magic Happens

Mercy me, my MySpace experience is one I’ll never forget. It was my first foray into social media beyond simply blogging, online groups and forums like AOL, and sharing collaboratively via email. There I was early in 2007, in front of my computer setting up my MySpace profile. I filled it out, not sure of where exactly… more That’s When The Social Collaboration Magic Happens

Just Do The Math For Picture Perfect People

All I know is that sometimes the truth is contrary — everything in life you thought you knew.” —Neil Peart (Musician and Writer) Without doing the math and coloring them in, you can still tell what most of them are. But that’s no fun when you’re six, just learning addition and loving to color pictures like my oldest… more Just Do The Math For Picture Perfect People

How to Empower Workplace Leadership

“When the world is a monster Bad to swallow you whole Kick the clay that holds the teeth in Throw your trolls out the door…”  —R.E.M. Right after the early morning conference call, an instant message popped up on my laptop screen. You all right? It read. It was from a colleague over 2,000 miles away,… more How to Empower Workplace Leadership