Where would you land if your employees rated you in the top 6?

Where would you land if your employees rated you in the top 6?

Our healthcare client leaders tell us their employees most enjoy informal engaged learning about each other, their organization, leadership’s plan and of course their own career options - especially during times of organizational change.  Leaders further agreed that best results came from a consistent strategy that invites personal employee sharing, earns rewards and always informs.   How can you know the plan is working?  Make sure you’re talking about what’s critical to them.  Engage. Ask. Listen. Repeat. What every employee wants to know and feel (Our top 6): Does the job fit for my career plan? Is the job interesting…read more >
Seeking a proven formula for employee engagement and retention?

Seeking a proven formula for employee engagement and retention?

Our clients are hospital leaders of HR and Communication. They’re consistently engaging over 50% of employee headcount - bi weekly. That’s more than double the prior best for them. How? Start with 4 steps to boost awareness, pride, and the culture of your hospital:  Build an engaging rewards program - to encourage participation, sharing, and connection (culture).  Create engaging content with interactive video  Feature patients and employee acts, examples , and compelling stories  Keep it interesting, open and real with a steady flow of new material We’d all agree that employee pride/awareness in the brand is good for retention….and even…read more >
Guess who was named one of the 50 Most Empowering Women in Business?

Guess who was named one of the 50 Most Empowering Women in Business?

As light pours into the large windows of our converted warehouse office at Pi: Partnership for Innovation, we talk candidly about the challenges of a 10-year old business in startup mode. Behind it all, is a humble yet brilliant leader, our co-founder Donna DeMarco. Recently, Donna DeMarco was recognized for her success and named one of the 50 Most Empowering Women in Business by Insight Success. Further, she was described as a triumphant entrepreneur and we couldn’t agree more. In her feature, readers are able to learn more about her journey to success even before Viddler, how she contributes to…read more >
Being “Pitch Perfect” is Not Just for the Birds

Being “Pitch Perfect” is Not Just for the Birds

We can learn a lot from the way songbirds learn perfect pitch. A bird’s ability to sing is a core, fundamental skill, but it doesn’t happen right away. Scientists from UCSF tell us that birds must train their voices from an early age. “When zebra finches are born, they don’t make a peep for 30 days. Instead, they listen to adults around them and develop  a mental model of what a song should sound like.” Postdoctoral researcher at UCSF, Hamish Mehaffey, goes on to say that this mental note acts like a template of what they should be practicing. Then,…read more >
What Salespeople Can Learn from a Legendary American All-Star

What Salespeople Can Learn from a Legendary American All-Star

Today is baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s birthday. You know the name—even if you’re not a sports buff. But what does Jackie and his legacy have to do with your success in your sales career? Let me recap, for those who have not seen the excellent 2013 movie, “42.” In 1947, Jackie broke through baseball’s color barrier, and earned rookie of the year for the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the same year, he lead the Dodgers to the National League championship, and six subsequent trips to the World Series. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. His number…read more >