“Connection Culture” Selected as “Top 3 Reads”

Thank you getAbstract for recommending Connection Culture as a “Top 3 Reads” for November out of 11,000 business books published each year. Here’s what getAbstract wrote about the book:

“Packed with rock-solid evidence, disturbing statistics and moving stories, this short but passionate plea for connectedness at work and in life delivers a wake-up call. How connected you feel to other people at work turns out to be the primary driver of your sense of engagement as an employee, but Americans in particular have let relationships and community suffer. Experts Michael Lee Stallard, Jason Pankau and Katharine P. Stallard explain why people need to connect. They find that record numbers of U.S. workers are stressed, unhealthy and addicted as a result of ignoring the benefits of close, caring relationships in favor of more work, solo entertainment and a casual approach to marriage. The few organizations that include employees in decisions, respect them and encourage relationship building and bonding ultimately outpace their competitors. getAbstract recommends this quick read to leaders who want to build places where the best people want to work and connect.”

I’m excited to share this Q&A interview that appeared in the September/October 2015 issue of The Smart Manager. In it, I share why you need to be focused on the intangible, yet very real, power of connection in the workplace. Read the full interview.

Appearance: Power of the Intangible: Article in The Smart Manager
Outlet: The Smart Manager
Location: India
Format: Magazine

4 Ways Millennials Can Boost Productivity and Fulfillment at Work

Kate Otto Speaking

Kate Otto Speaking

Kate Otto has a message for fellow Millennials. Her work experience at an HIV/AIDS clinic in Indonesia inspired her to research the power of personal relationships. She saw that practicing certain attitudes contributed to developing meaningful relationships at work. These relationships made her more productive and increased her feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment.