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Three ways to increase employee brain functioning

By Bonnie Artman Fox / April 7, 2015
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“I don’t have time for that touchy feely stuff, that doesn’t get the product out of the door” “People are lazy, if I’m not hard on them nothing will get done” “I was never coddled, and I turned out okay” The above are quotes from leaders who believe a dominant, blunt, and aggressive leadership style…

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What I learned from James Taylor about Employee Engagement

By Bonnie Artman Fox / December 2, 2014
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I had the privilege of seeing singer/song writer James Taylor in concert this week-end.  I anticipated to be entertained by this legend in the music industry with his classic hits such as “You’ve Got a Friend” and “Fire and Rain”.  I got so much more as I watched how he interacted with his band.  …

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Present, But Not There

By Bonnie Artman Fox / July 1, 2014
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Presenteeism.  This one word costs U.S. employers between $150-260 billion a year.  It’s a concept that is identified as a contributing factor to lower productivity and higher costs to employers.  By definition presenteeism is usually associated with employees coming to work who are medically ill, have an injury, or have an underlying anxiety.  In other…

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Five Tips to Engage Employees

By Bonnie Artman Fox / January 28, 2014
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Imagine feeling the tension in the air as soon as you walk into your office.  Your customer service department is under an unusually high volume of calls.  Your sales department is scrambling to complete a proposal for a prospective client that could potentially skyrocket quarterly earnings.  Staff is coming to you for quick answers and…

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