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Hey Manager, How's Your Self-Awareness?

Jan 30, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Engagement, Coaching

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Gallup has a book coming out in May that discusses the most significant factor in an organization’s long-term success. What is it? It’s the manager, and the “research is based on the largest global study of the future of work.”

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Five Words to Describe Human Resources

Jan 24, 2019 9:43:05 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Self-Awareness, Engagement, Strengths

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As the head of Human Resources for our company, I have a vision for our employees. It comes down to five words. We want to be: person-centric, performance-minded, strengths-based, engagement-focused, and self-aware.

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4 Types of People You’ll Meet

Jan 8, 2019 10:22:37 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Self-Awareness, Strengths

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 Life is a process of becoming more aware of yourself and others. As you do, you become more effective at life and work. As you pay attention to those around you, you notice different types of people.

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Three Ways to Not Be Miserable at Work

Jan 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Engagement

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I’m on a kick to read books on employee engagement. My reading list for the New Year is full of them. As the head of our company’s human resources function, my role is help drive employee engagement. The reason is simple—when employees are engaged, everyone wins.

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Three Levels of Employee Recognition

Oct 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Engagement

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The business benefits of employee recognition are numerous. Studies published by Forbes and GetHppy show that employee recognition improves engagement, customer satisfaction, employee retention, employee experience, and performance.

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Coaching is not a Punishment

Oct 17, 2018 11:51:10 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Coaching

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It was my wife in our early days of marriage who set the record straight—I was wrong about gas stations. Up until that time, I thought the big numbers posted on gas pumps were the year the oil was collected. And so “93” meant it was from the year 1993.

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Hey Coach, What’s Your Marketing Mix?

Oct 10, 2018 10:18:34 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Coaching

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When I was head of marketing for EnergyCAP, Inc., my job was to create qualified sales leads for the Sales team. Since I have a passion for publishing helpful content, my tendency was to focus on content. We published ebooks, case studies, blog posts, slide decks, and videos aimed at attracting and educating potential clients. But that was only part of our plan.

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Life Is Fragile

Oct 2, 2018 10:16:04 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Personal Growth

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I haven’t written for a few weeks because for a couple of them, I was sick. It all started with some symptoms that looked like Lyme disease. I’m from Pennsylvania, which is one of those tick-rich states where Lyme is a threat. I went to the doctor’s office and he thought it looked like Lyme, so he prescribed an antibiotic called Doxycycline and ordered a Lyme test.

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10 Tips I Learned in My First Year in the Coaching Business

Aug 30, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Graham Honeycutt posted in Coaching

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Launching my coaching business was one of the most exciting and frustrating times of my life. If you have recently launched your coaching business, or are considering it, this post is for you. Here are 10 tips I learned in the first year in the coaching business.

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7 Drivers of a Contagious Strengths Movement

Aug 28, 2018 10:04:45 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths

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Last week I suggested that a sweeping strengths movement larger than we've ever seen could be coming. I defined strengths as, “your best means of contribution and contentment,” and wrote that few us have really tapped into the talents, traits, skills, knowledge, values, and more that are within us. And I commended us to seek humility as we seek our strengths.

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