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Gary Winters

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Are your employees engaged?

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Engagement. You hear the word everywhere these days. As a buzz word, engagement may be the new empowerment. But what is it? An “engaged employee,” says Wikipedia, “is one who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about their work, and thus will act in a way that furthers their organization’s interests. … Engagement is distinctly […]


If you’ve read What Your Boss Never Told You, my Quick Start Guide for New Managers, you met three types of employees – those who support you, those who sabotage, and those who split (but don’t actually leave). In March, I’m publishing a book to help managers with yet another kind of employee: those  who […]


As of today, it has been 300 days since I’ve smoked a cigarette. I have smoked during three different periods in my life, the first of which began when I was 16 and lasted about thirteen years. Back then, I started smoking hoping it would help me “fit in” with my friends – almost all […]


“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”  – Richard Bach There’s a particular management challenge that’s rarely discussed but increasingly important, and I’m making it the subject of the next book in my Just In TimeLeadership Series. It’s about Managing the Soon to Retire Employee. As of 2012,  10,000 Americans […]