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Zane Safrit
I can help your company create customer evangelists, engaged employees and sustain or increase the positive cash-flows that result.
Interests: Small business solutions, networking in-person or with online social media, innovation, engaged employees, customer evangelists, college basketball, running.
Recent Activity
It’s overlooking the obvious that creates problems for us. Like skipping vegetables and fruit, gorging on the pastries and thinking about exercise...tomorrow, always tomorrow. (Putting things off always worked for Scarlett O'Hara, sure. But you're not Scarlett and this isn't... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Zane Safrit
What do Papua New Guinea, Oman, and the United States of America have in common? They are the only three countries in the world with no paid-maternity-leave law. via We're known by the company we keep. We can offer... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Zane Safrit
The Aeron chair is a beautiful chair - beautiful to look at; beautiful to sit in. However, the $700 +/- AERON chair is a symbol of a startup's post-IPO indulgence. After closing their first investment round, they buy state of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Zane Safrit
Yeah, that first one stumps me every time. Chicken or egg, which came first. Today I'm thinking the egg. No egg, no chicken. On the other hand, who laid the egg? Yeah ... it's tricky. Another tricky question is which... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Zane Safrit
For goodness sakes. Really? You don't trust your employees to organize a company party? How many times have we heard something like: Let’s have a company party! Then, we assign the task for this celebration to HR or a good-hearted... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Zane Safrit
If the Final Four were held this weekend, here’s the lineup: Kentucky Virginia Who else? Gonzaga? Mmmm, no. Why? No Defense. And their schedule is ... getting tougher but it’s like a BIG 12 or BIG 10 or ACC schedule.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Zane Safrit
If something is important for me, it’s in my calendar. Whether it’s getting up, preparing for the next day, meetings at work, reading/learning, dinner with friends, walking or just drinking water (Drinking water’s very important for long-distance runners. I’m a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Zane Safrit
One of the first steps in building a culture of engagement is to hire the right person and keep hiring the right people, over and over and over again. Rarely mentioned in this obviously key step is the process. When... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Two of my favorite sources of all things good and right in leadership, motivation and employee engagement are Stephen Lynch, COO of RESULTSdotcom who is Changing the way the world works and Paul Hebert, Vice-President at Symbolist who are hard-core... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Heads are nodding. Some readers might say: Of course. Others might think: Well, there’s plenty more where those came from! Still others might think: We can train ‘em. You give yourself and everyone in your organization a head start on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Zane Safrit
If the Final Four was played this weekend, here's the lineup Kentucky - Back to its old soul-crushing defense and overwhelming offense. Virginia - Solid, solid, solid. Great defense (Take note, Duke), very good offense. Utah Arizona - Okay, they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Zane Safrit
The Number One Reason why employees first disengage then quit their job is: Their Boss Sucks. A Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. workers concluded that the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is a bad... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Zane Safrit
What if we could multiply our time? Yeah. Crazy. But think about it. What if there was a way to multiply more of our most precious resource: time. There are many claimants to that title: most precious resource. Family, friends... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Zane Safrit
What’s the future of each employee and why does it matter ... to them? If we had coffee, and I asked you this question, could you answer it? Of course,you might say. But would your idea of their future match... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Zane Safrit
That’s right. Encourage your employees to think like a CEO. CEO’s are leaders. They’re engaged. They’re accountable. They have purpose. They think strategically, conceiving tactics and measuring their results. They are CHIEF EXECUTION officers. Execution requires engagement. CEOs are CHIEF... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Zane Safrit
If they played the Final Four this weekend, here’s the four teams playing: Virginia Kentucky Villanova Utah CHAMPION Virginia beats Kentucky by ... five points. Kentucky. You've needed three overtimes to win the last two games against an unranked opponent... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Zane Safrit
via Huh. Iowa has 285 prisoners per 100,000 population. Iran has 284. So, we imprison more citizens than Iran. Hooray! Maybe that's why we have so many bridges needing repair or replacement, our water table is more like a... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 10, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Encourage everyone to snitch on their colleagues and their unheralded achievements. To talk, to share, to speculate, to question, to criticize, to snark, to’s as natural as breathing. It’s how we connect and add meaning. The only differences today... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Zane Safrit
We only shine as individuals when we’re allowed, when we’re able, to bring our strengths on to the stage. Employees can only shine when their strengths are allowed to flourish. That starts by identifying their strengths then organizing a plan... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Zane Safrit
There’s an enormous amount of literature rising up to address the lack of employee engagement. There’s books and ebooks and blog posts (ding) and videos and ebooks and ezines...and conversations and forums with sincere intent to address what for most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Zane Safrit
In the last couple of years, leaders have been compelled to look to a new asset group — their workforce — to provide the company with the same productivity and financial gains they’ve experienced from leveraging hard assets and operational... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 6, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Employee surveys may range from annual "epics" to monthly pulse surveys, but there is no one-size-fits-all version. Your organization's culture, employee profile, leadership approach and even geographical location will dictate the format and content. via melcrum This might be the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 5, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Note: I’ll be back to writing about business Monday, January fifth. FINAL FOUR If the Final Four was held this weekend here’s the lineup: Kentucky - Same old dominance. Duke - Same old dominance. Texas - You have Isaiah Taylor... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Zane Safrit
If the Final Four was last weekend, here’s the lineup: Kentucky - You looked as dominant as you wanted to look against Louisville last Saturday. On the other hand, Louisville hits a few shots and you’re not so invincible. Duke... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Zane Safrit
Elizabeth Doty wrote a great post recently. Integrity is Free is the title. Go read it, right now. Now that you've read it, you see what I'm talking about. The post is well-organized, well-written. Your eyes flow through the text... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Zane Safrit