Most Recent Articles on Employee Engagement

The One Thing Most Employees Desire More of Today

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Mar 23, 2020

There’s a common theme among many of the conversations I’ve been having with senior leaders about what employees want today – and that’s more social connection.

I’m not talking about more posts and tweets and texts, oh my! The desire is for real connectedness with another human being, which studies have shown can increase health and well-being.

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5 Ways to Help Leaders and Employees Engage in Internal Social Media

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Despite the potential of Enterprise Social Media (ESM) to foster leader-to-employee dialogue and peer-to-peer collaboration, it’s important to remember that social media is not in itself a panacea for every challenge your company faces.

It’s true that ESM can enhance the way information flows inside your organization. But on their own, internal social media platforms can’t create dialogue and engagement out of thin air. At its best, ESM enriches a healthy communications landscape—a landscape that should feature strong leadercommunicators™, compelling storytelling, aligned and consistent messaging, and effective tools and measurement, among other attributes.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Internal Communication

Time to Engage Your Employee Activists

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Have you noticed and nurtured the “activists” within your office yet? If not, you may be missing one of the best and easiest ways to enhance your company’s reputation and your brand.

What is an "activist" employee?

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Internal Communication

Don’t Dictate to Your Employees, Engage Them

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Feb 05, 2020

Increasingly, great leaders recognize that transformative leadership isn’t about telling people what to do. Instead, it’s about equipping and then empowering teams to make smart decisions together, respecting the collective brainpower of the group. Great leadership is never about dictating your own vision and way of doing things. Leaders with a “my way or the highway” mentality won’t connect with their teams. 

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Share Stories to Connect with Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Employees don’t want to follow leaders who they don’t really know and understand. You can’t get anywhere with your team if they don’t see you as a real person who’s not perfect but who has a real vision for the company.

Help Employees Get to Know you

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Storytelling

8 Key Questions Employees Want to Know (But Might Not Ask)

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jan 20, 2020

As leaders, we spend much of our time and effort setting business goals and developing plans to achieve them. Yet the most important element behind everything is your team. If they don’t understand where they fit in, all of our lofty goals will go nowhere.

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Leader, Know Thyself: Questions Every Leader Needs to Answer

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jan 06, 2020


A leader’s personality and points of view are integral to his/her effectiveness. Employees respond positively to leaders whom they know are real people, those who communicate honestly and well. They want to know they are led by individuals who are willing to acknowledge their own strengths and weaknesses.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

It’s a Mistake to Assume Employees Know How They Contribute

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Too often, leaders assume employees fully understand their role and how their work contributes to the company’s overall success. Yet if you ask the average employee, they often can’t answer those critical questions. They truly don’t know how they fit in and why they matter.

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6 Tips to Help Employees Grow and Develop

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Taking an active role in the development of your team demonstrates confidence and concern for the future of the organization. It also gives employees feelings of significance, community, and value.

When you create a culture in which employees can reach their goals and know their thoughts and insights are appreciated, you boost productivity, morale, and engagement.

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10 Inspiring Quotes from Successful CEOs to Help You Win at Employee Engagement

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Most influential leaders understand that connecting on a personal level with employees is critical to their success.

By engaging with team members and employees, leaders can boost morale, engagement and business results. Studies have shown that motivated and engaged teams are measurably more productive and successful than disengaged teams. Employees won’t care about your business until you care about them.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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