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3 Myths of Employee Engagement

Mar 26, 2019 8:39:02 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Engagement

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The other day I was coaching a supervisor whose team members weren’t as engaged as she wanted them to be. We talked about the reasons for that and brainstormed possible solutions. After coming up with five or six possibilities, she highlighted two that seemed doable for her, and decided to try them. I’m looking forward to hearing the results.

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How the 34 Strengths Choose A Baby Name

Mar 12, 2019 10:58:37 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths

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Several of my friends are preparing to have babies. That made me wonder how people with different strengths might choose a baby name. We considered the same thing with Disney World, so we thought we’d do the same with baby names.

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Deeper into Strengths and Motivation

Feb 28, 2019 1:24:10 PM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths, Self-Awareness, Enneagram

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Last week I wrote about talent development. I love helping folks find their talents—and then growing them into strengths. I mean, I really love it. I’m leading two strengths events this week and have ten booked so far this Spring. However, now that I’ve worked in the realm of strengths for a few years, I’ve identified a missing piece.

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The Missing Piece of Talent Development

Feb 20, 2019 6:40:13 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths, Self-Awareness, Enneagram

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As a strengths trainer and coach, I help folks to understand their talented behaviors so they can make the most of them. It’s exciting to see people come alive to their talents and apply them to relationships, work, and life.

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How the 34 Strengths Do Disney World

Feb 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by Chris Heinz posted in Strengths

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My friend recently took his family to Disney World®. Knowing his strengths, I got to thinking about how he "does" Disney, and how might someone else with different strengths do Disney differently? In this post, we consider how the 34 strengths might behave in the Magic Kingdom®.

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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 Engagement, Strengths, Self-Awareness

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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 Strengths, Self-Awareness

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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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