Optimism in the workplace

Published on March 8, 2017

When I was in my 20’s, I started wearing glasses. This wasn’t such a bad…

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Engaging employees through the power of story

Published on February 7, 2017

As we eagerly await 2017 Super Bowl commercials, I am reminded of one of my…

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Lessons learned: If I knew then what I know now

Published on January 11, 2017

When one year closes and another begins, I tend to get reflective about my life….

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Why Turnover Has Become Unacceptable in Long-Term Care

Published on December 27, 2016

With reimbursements being slashed and regulations increasing, employers in long-term care are feeling the pressure…

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The cultural symbols of an engaging workplace

Published on December 8, 2016

Recently I was in a department store fitting room trying on a sweater. A sign…

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Millennial perspectives: What matters to millennials?

Published on November 18, 2016

Over the past several months I’ve offered some thoughts on creating a culture of engagement in which…

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Walking your talk

Published on October 18, 2016

Continuing our employee engagement series, this month I will offer some thoughts on the fifth attribute…

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Find Align at the 2016 AHCA and LeadingAge Expos!

Published on October 1, 2016

October ushers in a busy convention schedule for the Align team. And we’d love to…

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Camaraderie counts! How to build trusting relationships with staff

Published on September 16, 2016

Continuing our series on employee engagement, I’ll share another attribute of engagement… meaningful connectedness. Human beings…

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Is anyone listening?

Published on August 9, 2016

In my last blog, I shared some thoughts about people-focused managers as a key factor in creating…

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Are you a people-focused manager?

Published on July 6, 2016

Continuing our employee engagement series, this month we focus on the second attribute of an engaging…

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The power of purpose

Published on June 13, 2016

I want to focus on the concept of creating and articulating a clear sense of…

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