As the current year draws to a close, now is the time to establish your plan to begin the new year on a strong note. Here are three tips for leading your team into a new year of goals.
This week U2 releases its 14th studio album, “Songs of Experience.” The band has had a phenomenal run since it came together in the mid-1970s. U2 is composed of four band members: lead singer Bono, lead guitar player “Edge,” bass guitar player Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. The band members have known each other since they were teenagers in Dublin, Ireland. In its early days it was not unusual for the band to be booed and laughed at. The wonder is that U2 has gone on to receive a remarkable 22 Grammy awards, more than any band in history, and has the highest revenue-generating concert tour.
I had the pleasure of contributing an article on Costco’s Connection Culture to the November 2017 issue of ATD’s TD Magazine. If you aren’t a subscriber to the magazine, you can listen to the audio recording of the article to learn more about how culture fuels Costco’s success.
I’ll be speaking about Costco’s Connection Culture at ATD’s International Conference and Exposition in San Diego May 6-9, 2018 and giving a keynote speech about Connection Culture at Talent Next in West Palm Beach on November 8, 2017. I hope to meet with you at one or both of these events!
|Date:||November 1, 2017|
|Appearance:||Article on Costco in ATD’s TD Magazine|
Recently Katie Stallard and I taught a Connection Culture workshop at a leading healthcare organization and I gave the closing keynote speech at the ATD/Columbia University School of Business Healthcare Summit in New York City. In conversations with people I met, I sensed a growing alarm and frustration about rising levels of burnout in healthcare.
Does your organization have the data capture and practices in place to develop engaged employees from the time they are recruited through onboarding and ongoing training? Has your organization identified “moments of truth” in the employee experience that make or break employee engagement?
At the ATD TalentNext Conference, I’ll share how to develop employee experience paths that address the needs and desires of different employee segments using frameworks and metrics used by marketing professionals.
Register for the conference today and save 30% with the code TALENTNEXT30.
|Date:||November 8, 2017|
|Event:||Presentation at ATD TalentNext Conference|
|Topic:||Developing Engaged Employees|
|Sponsor:||Association for Talent Development (ATD)|
|Venue:||West Palm Beach Hilton|
|Location:||West Palm Beach, FL|
|Registration:||Click here to register.|
|More Info:||Click here for more information.|
In my last article, I shared two TED Talks on connection. In Susan Pinker’s TED Talk, she referenced the research of Julianne Holt-Lunstad which found that “social integration” provided a 91% increase in the odds of survival for individuals. But what is social integration and how can you encourage it in your own life?
This week I want to share two outstanding TED Talks with you that demonstrate how both quantitative and qualitative research are coming to the conclusion that human connection improves the quality and length of our lives.
I’d encourage you to watch the entire talks (by clicking on the subtitle). For those who don’t have time, a few highlights follow.
Many thanks to CausePlanet founder Denise McMahan for inviting me to participate in her podcast on the importance of culture in nonprofit organizations. Listen to our conversation and learn more about the benefits of connection.
|Appearance:||CausePlanet Podcast: Avoid Burnout by Getting Your People Connected|
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jim Blasingame, host of the The Small Business Advocate radio program, about the factors that have made Costco a great place to work. Listen to our conversation.
|Date:||August 22, 2017|
|Appearance:||Interview with Jim Blasingame: What is Costco’s Secret to Being a Great Place to Work?|
|Outlet:||The Small Business Advocate|
Costco Wholesale moved in front of Google to earn the title of America’s best large employer this year. To determine America’s best employer each year, Statista and Forbes survey 30,000 workers at U.S. organizations, asking them questions about their work experience. Costco has consistently appeared in the top three. Clearly, Costco is doing something right.