Category Archives: Be Human… Not Humanoid!

WOWplace people always remember that we’re dealing with humans, with human feelings and emotions… and we do not want to check our humanity at the door to the workplace.

Gratitude Begins in the Home (Office)

As we gather around the dinner table at this time of Thanksgiving, it is customary for family members to take turns describing what we’re most grateful for. We thank friends and loved ones for their love and support throughout the year. … Continue reading

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You’ve Mastered Active Listening… Now Practice Flexible Listening

Active listening is one of the best techniques we can use to communicate well with others and avoid misunderstandings. The principles of active listening include the following: 1.  Truly pay attention to the speaker. Don’t let your mind or attention … Continue reading

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Want Higher Employee Engagement? Use the WOWplace Rules Success Model!

Many organizations want to create WOW experiences. But if you attract customers and employees with big, flashy WOWs (cool products and services, fun ways of using them), don’t forget to also get the basics right – customer service, high employee engagement, taking ownership … Continue reading

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5 Things Leaders Need to Know That Your People Won’t Tell You

Being an inspiring leader is all about building and nurturing strong relationships. But what you don’t know CAN hurt you. And often, the higher you go as a leader, the less likely you are to hear the “hard truths” from … Continue reading

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Never Under-Estimate the Power of Compassion and Humanity

My Marketing Director, Cindi’s, story below reminds us that, even if we can’t grant another person’s request, we can still behave in a kind and compassionate manner when doing our jobs, and remember that we’re all human and that sometimes a … Continue reading

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Great Tips for Supervisors – or Anyone!

I recently found a great article containing many valuable tips for supervisors and managers (but applicable to anyone) from the Purdue University EAP (Employee Assistance Program). Included are tips for identifying, assisting and supporting troubled and/or grieving employees; evaluating employee performance; and … Continue reading

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Create a WOW For Love

We can create WOWs in so many ways in our personal and professional lives. What would you do for love? Not just passionate love, but for love of your fellow man? Take a look at what one woman’s girlfriends all … Continue reading

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Peer vs. Manager Recognition

There are many ways to make a workplace rewarding, but it cannot be all about the paycheck. In fact, if we don’t want our employees to be “all about the paycheck,” then our reward systems can’t be all about that … Continue reading

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Johnny the Bagger Shows Us How to Create WOW Experiences

This video has made its way to a lot of people, so you may already have seen the story of Johnny the Bagger, told by my friend and speaking colleague, Barbara Glanz. If you haven’t seen it before, you’re in … Continue reading

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Is Your Phone Greeting a “WOW!”?

I visited my doctor’s office recently. The office staff there is very friendly and we talk and joke all the time when I’m there.  But on the phone, it’s a different story. When I call, their greeting does include the … Continue reading

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