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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.
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Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace arrived in the mail the other day. I'd already decided, from the initial pitch, that I'd like the book. ( Why wait for... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Zane Safrit
"There's a paradox at the heart of productivity — while longer hours seem to be the obvious solution for those who want to accomplish more, working less often means getting more done. A town in Sweden recently conducted a real-world... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Zane Safrit
Fear divides and weakens. It divides the mind and heart of the person who fears. It creates a chasm of trust with those around them, their environment too. Always has, always will. There will be fear in the future and... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Zane Safrit
"This all comes at cost. That is, you can’t simply keep leveraging the balance sheet to artificially inflate earnings. Eventually, some of the proceeds from debt sales need to go towards capex or wage growth or something that’s conducive to... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 30, 2015 at Zane Safrit
There’s nothing we media types like more than talking about ourselves. So it’s not surprising that the debate around ad blocking, which took center stage in tech media this week after Apple’s iOS 9 update, continued to rage into the... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 23, 2015 at Zane Safrit
This is the second step, chapter, in my next book on employee engagement. It's titled: Now Engage Your Team. ( October, 2015). The first step is Close and Open, Open and Close. It's a sequel to my earlier book: First,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Zane Safrit
This is the first step, chapter, in my next book on employee engagement. It's titled: Now Engage Your Team. ( October, 2015) It's a sequel to my earlier book: First, Engage Yourself which you can buy as a PDF at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Zane Safrit
You’re not alone. You think you are, sitting in your cubicle, handling call after call, navigating through a maze of dystopian, nonsensical policies and scripts. But you’re not. Your numbers are legion. And, Ree Miller , has captured your Lord... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Zane Safrit
There’s an ongoing brouhaha over annual employee reviews. Are they useful? If not how can we change them? Who should conduct them? What sorta training is needed? Should we call them something else - give ‘em a new buzzword and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Zane Safrit
How to compose a successful critical commentary: You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way. You should list any points of... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 16, 2015 at Zane Safrit
"Taking this to another level, teaching in general is a great way to learn to help others and feel the joy that comes from that. If you can put your kids in situations where they are helping others, you are... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 15, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Jeanne Bliss's Chief Customer Officer 2.0 - How to Build Your Customer-Driven Growth Engine has sat at the top of the books stacked on my desk for over a month. Waiting. Patiently. No, not for me to read it. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Executives have a choice in how they run their operations. They can run them in a way that uses people as interchangeable parts. Or they can run them in a way that leverages a skilled, capable, motivated workforce. Both ways... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 10, 2015 at Zane Safrit
[Larry] Merlo at CVS received salary, cash bonus and equity worth $32.4 million in 2014, a filing shows. The Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based company had more than 217,000 employees last year in 7,800 retail pharmacies and 900 walk-in medical clinics, according... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 3, 2015 at Zane Safrit
You know the success of your business rests on the shoulders of your employees. That’s why you offer them a raise, put a ping-pong table in the staff room and provide other “cool” perks, like an office beer fridge and... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 2, 2015 at Zane Safrit
"Let’s be honest. “Do what you love” is great if you can swing it, but nearly everyone will have to get a job they hate at some point. If you don’t want to stay there, though, treat the job like... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 1, 2015 at Zane Safrit
"When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor — make good art. IRS... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 31, 2015 at Zane Safrit
"According to the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Research in a report released in March, “corporate debt outstanding has risen to $7.4 trillion, up from $5.7 trillion in 2006,” noting that a significant portion of that was spent on share... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 26, 2015 at Zane Safrit
"Borland says he loved football but never considered it "fun." "It's not a water park or a baseball game," he says. Clayton Hauck" via There's some mostly meaningless debate around how happiness and love and employee engagement mesh. Can... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 24, 2015 at Zane Safrit
"In sum, the story of overwork is literally a story of diminishing returns: keep overworking, and you’ll progressively work more stupidly on tasks that are increasingly meaningless." via The Research is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and Companies "In... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 20, 2015 at Zane Safrit
"Confusion about today’s labor market, anxiety about the future of jobs, a rapidly evolving economy and so many other reasons make now exactly the wrong time to diminish the government’s ability to collect and construct labor market data. But that... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 17, 2015 at Zane Safrit
At the end of the day, the ability to broaden attention and the ability to narrow attention are both key contributors to creativity. A recent neuroscience study led by Roger Beaty (and which I was a collaborator on) suggests that... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 17, 2015 at Zane Safrit
With 200 million downloads and counting, ad blockers are quickly growing in popularity. In my experience from working at an advertising technology company, the reasons are clear: they are easy to install and immediately effective, they make the web look... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 15, 2015 at Zane Safrit
By Brady G. Wilson You may not realize it, but your organization is home to an incredibly powerful operating system (O/S). Think outside the realm of technology. What has the potential to engage and energize your employees, bring teams closer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Zane Safrit
" Feeling appreciated improves employee relationships – The survey results emphasized the importance of peer relationships in the workplace. As the report noted, “Employees want to recognize their peers. When someone feels valued, they’re more likely to rate their colleague... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 13, 2015 at Zane Safrit