Are Your Employees Engaged?
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Are Your Employees Engaged?

Are Your Employees Engaged?

Jathan Janove is Principal of Janove Organization Solutions, http://www.jathanjanove.com. Through consulting, executive coaching and training, he works with employers to create fully engaged workplace cultures.

Jathan is an internationally published author who has written Managing to Stay Out of Court: How to Avoid the 8 Deadly Sins of Mismanagement, which the late Dr. Stephen R. Covey described as “Marvelous! Every manager will benefit immensely,” and which Richard Drezen of The Washington Post described as “an extraordinarily useful book for managers and workers.” Jathan is also author of The Star Profile: A Management Tool to Unleash Employee Potential, which won a Gold Medal in Business at Book Expo America 2009.

His latest book is Hard-Won Wisdom: True Stories From The Management Trenches. NYT bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith states, “Read this insightful book. It contains compelling stories with specific, actionable advice that will help anyone’s career.” NYT bestselling author Daniel H. Pink states, “By sharing many of his best stories and experiences, Jathan Janove creates a shortcut for us to the knowledge needed to become an empathetic, effective leader in the workplace.”

Jathan is also the president of the Organization Development Network of Oregon.

He will serve as moderator at the upcoming HR Specialist Summit, Sept. 6-8, 2017, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

If you’d like to receive Jathan’s biweekly e-letter (stories, best-practices tips and selected video clips), please sign up here: http://eepurl.com/LvQ7X.

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Sally Helgesen is an author, speaker and leadership consultant. For 28 years, she has helped develop women leaders throughout the world. With Marshall Goldsmith, she co-authored the new book, How Women Rise. Jathan Janove: What inspired this book? Sally Helgesen: For many years, I had been conducting women leadership programs using Marshall Goldsmith’s book What […]
Alisa Blum is Principal Consultant at Alisa Blum & Associates, specializing in helping organizations to develop and keep a high-achieving workforce. Information about their programs and services can be found at www.developtopemployees.com. In this interview, she provides tips and advice on how to create environments where millennials thrive, and help their employers thrive. Jathan Janove: […]
As founding partner of Spector & Associates, Helen Spector is an organization development consultant, coach and facilitator. In this interview, she describes her work in helping organizations, communities, teams and individuals build their capacity over time. Jathan Janove: What do you mean by “capacity building?” Helen Spector: The capacity of an organization, community, person or […]
Monica Austen is an attorney who practiced discrimination law in Los Angeles. She also served as head of investigations for the Utah Antidiscrimination & Labor Division. Most recently, she worked for Kaiser Permanente as a manager of its EEO Investigators in Southern California and also conducted investigations. In this interview, she shares insights and experiences […]

Confounded by email? Tortured by your “to-do” list? Procrastinating on everything but procrastination? If so, I recommend reading 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by New York Times bestselling author Kevin Kruse. In relatively few pages, it contains many tips from highly successful organization leaders, athletes and other super-achievers.

Most boss-employee relationships are transactional, trading time for money: “Follow my orders and you’ll keep getting paid.” Or, “I put in my time/follow the rules and get my pay.” These relationships may “survive,” but they don’t “thrive.” Bosses are “managing,” but they’re not “leading.” That is a missed opportunity for both employees and employers …

Donald S. Prophete is a named partner in Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP. He represents clients in complex and multi-plaintiff race employment discrimination cases and has handled many high-profile and high-damage cases in the sports, military contractor and retail industries. Read my interview with him …

Heather A. Owen is a partner in Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP. She is board certified in labor and employment law in Florida and has counseled and successfully defended employers in all areas of employment law. She will be presenting at the HR Specialist Summit in Las Vegas in September. Read my interview with her …

Isaac E. Dixon, PhD., SPHR-SCP is the Associate Vice President for Human Resources at Portland State University. PSU is an institution of 27,000 students and 6,400 faculty, staff and student employees with six collective bargaining units. Isaac has also worked in the private sector for organizations such as NIKE, GE Capital and Providence Health and Services. Read my interview with him …

Kevin Kruse is an Inc 500 entrepreneur and Best Place to Work winner. He is a New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Employee Engagement 2.0. His newest company, LEADx.org, offers leadership training and professional development to anyone, at any time, free of charge. Read my interview with him …

For much of her career, Marilyn Nagel has worked in both the diversity and learning & development fields. Formerly Chief Diversity Officer for Cisco Systems, Inc., she currently serves as co-founder and Chief Mission Officer for NQuotient, which helps women in business create and leverage networks to assist their career growth and development.

When verbally attacked, how do you respond? Fight? – You return fire.Flight? – You retreat or grow quiet. You may answer, “It depends.” If it’s your boss, an important client or customer, or someone in a position of authority or importance, you might say “flight.” If it’s someone else, you might say, “fight.” There’s a better option than either fight or flight. It involves applying a verbal form of the Japanese martial art Aikido.

Amy Haran is Executive Director of Communications of USANA Health Sciences. Profiled last year in Utah Business magazine’s “Forty under 40,” she oversees communications for USANA’s 400,000 independent distributors and 1,500 employees around the world. Read my interview with her …

Monica Whalen is past President & CEO of Employers Council. She rose to that leadership position after serving as its staff attorney for several years. Prior to her 22 years at Employers Council, Monica was an employment law attorney at traditional law firms. Read my interview with her …

Charlotte Miller is a former state bar president, corporate general counsel, chief administrative officer and global chief human resource officer. In her career, she has been involved in planning and carrying out over 5,000 employee terminations. Yet not a single one has resulted in a lawsuit. Currently Senior Vice President of People & Great Work […]

Frank Wagner is a partner in the Marshall Goldsmith Group and co-founder of Stakeholder Centered Coaching. Clients include Microsoft, Intel and The Mayo Clinic. Read my interview with him …

In my 25 years as an employment litigator, it struck me how often performance reviews were used against the employers that created them. Indeed, in all of the cases I handled as a management-side attorney, I can’t recall a single instance when a performance review helped defeat an employee’s claim. In my other blog, I […]

Chai Feldblum is a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She co-chaired the Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, and produced a Report in June 2016, together with Commissioner Victoria Lipnic, that drew on the work of the task force. Read my interview with her …

Erin Mahoney is Director, Training & Organization Development for the Cascade Employers Association. In this interview, she shares her insights into the hidden biases humans possess.

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