Author Archives: Katie Fritchen

5 Tips to Increase Employee Engagement and Improve Workplace Performance

High turnover? Decreased employee engagement? Low productivity? If you are experiencing these problems, this article is for you. According to a Gallup survey, teams with high employee engagement rates are 21% more productive. Imagine how having an effective employee experience that focuses on engagement can improve your profitability! Productivity and employee engagement are directly correlated,… read more

What The Leadership Skills Gap Means For Your Company

A recent report published by the Deloitte University Press found that 80% of company leaders recognize that there is a leadership skills gap in their organization, but half either do not have a plan for or are not ready to invest in closing it. What does a leadership skills gap mean for your organization? Many… read more

5 Reasons You Need To Improve Employee Engagement Now

You may have heard that there is an employee engagement crisis in the workforce—only 13% of employees are engaged worldwide. But what makes a lack of employee engagement a crisis? Why should you invest your limited resources to improve employee engagement? Here are five compelling reasons you need to improve employee engagement for the long-term… read more

Prioritization: the key to efficient time management

‘I don’t have time’. ‘I’m too busy’. ‘I’m doing other stuff’. ‘Maybe another time’. These are common phrases we hear on a daily basis in everyday life. If a member of the workforce claims they do not have time to attend the weekly team meeting, it’s not because they don’t have time, it’s because they… read more

Change Leadership That Will Engage and Motivate Your Team

How do you overcome resistance to change? Leaders deal with many factors that contribute to resistance. The first vital factor is trust. Trust and change go hand-in-hand, and genuine leadership requires a trustworthy person. Are you honest, transparent, confidential, loyal, accountable, and humble? Trusted leaders can also be happier managers when they let others help… read more

Gauging Employee Engagement With 12 Questions

Employee engagement is one element in gauging how effective you are as a manager. In their book, “First Break All the Rules”, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman determined 12 questions matter more than any other when determining how engaged employees are. Consider asking these questions and getting some honest feedback. The best managers, Buckingham and… read more

Mindset Separates Extraordinary Leaders from Average Leaders

Does your mindset differentiate you as a great leader? Extraordinary leaders live by three basic truths. They understand that greatness is achieved by surrounding themselves with other extraordinary people. They also know that choices produce the right results, and little decisions add up to bigger, longer-lasting consequences.  Thirdly, how they change will determine how well they… read more

Book Review: Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talk When Stakes are High

Book Review: Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talk When Stakes are High Taken from GoodReads.com: When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: Avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation badly and suffer the consequences; or read Crucial Conversations and discover how to communicate best… read more