How Many Engaged Employees Is Good Enough?

When managers ask me what level of engagement they should aim for on their teams, my shoulders slump, and I feel an ache in my stomach. That question makes me believe that I’ve missed my mark, that I must not have communicated my thoughts well enough. After all, I’ve just spent an hour in a […]

The Business Bookshelf #150 – Manage to Engage

Pamela Hackett is on a quest to help companies and their teams build businesses that are both fit and healthy – productive and engaged. Leaders can make their numbers and have people who love coming to work. It starts with them. How they manage to engage. Manage to Engage: How Great Managers Create Remarkable Results […]

It’s time to rethink how you engage with your people

In addition to its tragic death toll, the COVID pandemic has prompted unprecedented business change from reinvented business models to reliance on a virtual business environment. What’s next? It will be the urgent need to reengage with employees, says Pamela Hackett, global CEO of the international consultancy Proudfoot. “At the end of the day, we’re […]

Engagement: 5 Pragmatic Solutions to Apply Today

It’s not perks and policies that move the dial on employee engagement. It’s the boss’s behavior. If you’re a boss, here are five tools to up your game. Just about everyone in the U.S. has a cell phone. No news there, right? According to the Pew Research Center, in 2018, 99% of 18- to 49-year-olds, 97% […]

Employee Engagement: The New 80/20 Rule That Gets Results

“Engagement” is such a corporate word. It conjures up visions of HR and the perks and policies you hope will ultimately win over employees. If HR leads the parade of free lattes, trendy Facebook pages, and company-branded baseball caps, your people will get on board with your mission, right? Wrong. It doesn’t work that way, […]

Users Don’t Adopt, but People Do

Why do management gurus still speak of resistance to change and failed digital transformations, yet whole new IT platforms have been rolled out across the globe to billions of people without a single memo, town hall, or training program? Most of us buy online, check in for flights, use online banking, and spend hours on […]

Pamela Hackett gets right to the heart of today’s People Problems on BV-TV

BV-TV Today’s Leader host, Malcolm Gallagher, says; When I saw the book created by my guest of today, I instantly knew it was totally appropriate for our Today’s Leader Channel. In fact, my guest gave me a lead-in where she says on the inside flap of her dust cover “Today’s leaders from top executive to front line […]

It’s Getting Harder and Harder to Keep and Inspire Good Employees

Pamela Hackett knows why, and she regularly advises CEOs and business owners on how to stem the exodus. Hackett is the Global CEO of Proudfoot, a consultancy that has worked with more than one million leaders — Wow! —  helping them retain and engage their best employees. Hackett has written a just-published book, Manage to Engage: How Great Managers Create […]