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Re-engaging employees in a time of great workplace stress

One of the unfortunate markers of the Great Recession is significant evidence of fear and anxiety in the workplace.  There is fear about job security, anxiety about financial loss, both real and imagined, and a general concern for the overall wellbeing of the country.  Sadly, even months into the recovery, vestiges of these emotions still prevail.  So, in a workplace charged with so much unproductive emotion, how do we as managers create an environment where our employees get and stay engaged? 

Recently, on my radio program, The Small Business Advocate, I talked with engagement expert, Leigh Branham, about some of the motivational challenges that are unique to this recovery for most employers. We talked about how re-engaging employees in a time of great workplace stress is a discipline that can and should be cultivated and leveraged.

A long-time member of my Brain Trust, Leigh is Principal of Keeping the People, Inc., and the author of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave. Take a few minutes to listen to our conversation. And as always, leave your thoughts about your best motivational practices and greatest challenges. Listen Live! Download, Too!

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