Stop the Employee Engagement Survey Madness!

Stop the Employee Engagement Survey Madness!

Millions of words have been written about employee engagement, and over a billion dollars is spent annually in the US alone on employee engagement surveys and improvement interventions. Yet the needle has essentially not budged in over 15 years. In The Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis by Gallup, the authors state: “Though there have been some […]

Courageous Conversations, Coaching and Mentoring…2 Half-Day Seminars on 6/30/17

  On June 30th, I’ll be doing a morning program–Courageous Conversations at Work–and then an after lunch program titled Coaching and Mentoring Skills for Maximum Performance and Engagement. You don’t have to go to both to benefit from either, but obviously you’ll get more if you go to both. You’ll find all the scoop below. […]

Managing Millennials: Resources for Managers and HR Professionals

  Managing Millennials: 7 Practices for Increasing Engagement and Productivity  – This is a 60 minute webinar     Articles by David Lee Your Millennials Are Your Canaries To See Greater Engagement, First SEE Your Employees It’s Not About the Beer When Your Workplace Has a Beer Fridge Culture How to Keep Your Awesome Culture […]

Storytelling for Leaders and Coaches: How to Use Storytelling to Shift People From Overwhelmed and Scared to Empowered

Storytelling is a powerful way for leaders to shift followers from the mindset of: “This is overwhelming” “I can’t do this” “This is too much to handle” …to the attitude: “If I can handle THAT, I can handle THIS.” Storytelling is also a great approach for coaches who are trying to help a client shift […]

Great Cultures and High Performing Teams Take Courage

Great Cultures and High Performing Teams Take Courage

  It was an AH-mazing group who attended my Constructive Conversations seminar last week. They were so “into” the topic. They asked smart, insightful questions. They shared openly about their challenging conversations and offered helpful input to each other. As I was basking in the good feeling of loving this group, it made me think […]

6 Ways Constructive Feedback Can Go Wrong

6 Ways Constructive Feedback Can Go Wrong

You have important constructive feedback to give and you, of course, want the other person to take in what you say, and…use it. However, if your “constructive” feedback includes these 6 mistakes, that won’t be happening. To learn what they are, check out my new article at the American Management Associations’ website.

To Get Someone to Speak Candidly About Difficult Issues, Use These Two Language Patterns

To Get Someone to Speak Candidly About Difficult Issues, Use These Two Language Patterns

  Want to get someone to open up and share honestly with you about what’s bothering them? …rather than them become increasingly more detached and disengaged? (if they’re an employee) …rather than them harboring hurt and resentment? Would you like employees to talk openly about an issues between the two of you so you can […]

Courageous Conversations and Constructive Feedback

Courageous Conversations and Constructive Feedback

How to Have Them, and Have Them Work Out   December 16 ♦ 9-4 ♦ Westbrook, Maine Think about the difference it would make in your organization if all managers felt confident about their ability to have productive performance conversations. Think of the impact it would have if they knew how to give feedback in […]

Have to Give Constructive Feedback?..Don't Do What Naomi Judd Did to Me

Have to Give Constructive Feedback?..Don’t Do What Naomi Judd Did to Me

  “OMG…that’s Naomi Judd!” I think as she strolls into my conference presentation looking glamorous, wearing movie star shades in an attempt to go semi-incognito. Throughout my program on resilience, she would occasionally share her point of view. BTW…if you don’t know, she isn’t just a music legend, she was a nurse and is very […]

Courageous Conversations and You

Courageous Conversations and You

What’s the ONE Conversation You Need to Have   This is an excerpt from a recent keynote I did on building relationships that lead to a strong, change-friendly, resilient culture. In this seven minute clip, we explore what conversation–if you had it and it went well–would make the biggest difference in your work life, both […]