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Work-life balance, employee engagement, culture change and crappy meetings

Recently, I’ve received a lot of questions about the connections between lofty concepts — like work-life balance, employee engagement, and organizational culture — and more mundane topics, like how to have better meetings. I’m currently working on a series of articles that ties it all together, but in the meantime, …

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Podcast: Interview on Alain Guillot’s “Dreams Into Action”

Alain Guillot is a public speaker, tango dancer, and money coach, based in Montreal. He hosts a weekly podcast called Dreams Into Action. Guests on the podcast have included coach Melissa Krivachek, public speaking champion Jock Elliott, author Bob Burg, and many more. Recently, my name was added to that rarefied …

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5 ways to work like a millennial (even if you’re a baby boomer)

This article originally appeared on the Age Intelligently blog. If I have to hear one more of my over-40 peers complain that folks born between 1981 and 1996 are lazy, unreliable, and have no ambition, I’m turning in my membership card to the generation that the baby boomers called “slackers.” …

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You better recognize: 6 big employee recognition mistakes to avoid (infographic)

Employee recognition is one of the most important and least understood keys to employee engagement. We all like to be appreciated for both our efforts and our results, and it usually doesn’t take much. Unfortunately, as the infographic below shows, most organizations are missing out on this huge opportunity to …