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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
"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country." I was five years old when President John F. Kennedy spoke those words during his inaugural speech... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Zane Safrit
To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, … I don't know where this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Zane Safrit
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This may be the step that generates the highest ROI, Return on Investment. This may be the step that creates a culture of learners, sustaining your organization's growth through innovation, chaos, fear and...opportunities. This may be the easiest and least... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Zane Safrit
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Sybil Stershic tweeted me that excellent question recently. She’s of my friends and sources of all things good and right with employee engagement. She asked it in response to my tweet about Rodd Wagner’s post, The Consultant’s Crusade Against Happiness.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, wrote: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Using a broad brush stroke and supporting it with no reports this seems to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at Zane Safrit
The idea is simple and frightening. The power of technology is increasing. Technology substitutes for human capabilities. Soon the robots will be doing everything, including the most sophisticated brain work and even management. Therefore there will be steadily less need... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 22, 2015 at Zane Safrit
I recently interview Michael Lee Stallard, author of The Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work and the co-founder and president of E Pluribus Partners helping leaders elevate productivity and innovation by increasing employee... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Zane Safrit
It's true that actions speak louder than words, and super positive people know it. They also know that words are powerful and can be used to make a significant impact in the lives of others. Therefore, they carefully use the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 17, 2015 at Zane Safrit
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As I was reading the Introduction and First Chapter for Jeanne Bliss’ newest book Chief Customer Officer 2.0 - How to Build Your Customer Growth Engine all I could think was “Wow” or “Oh yeah, that’s so good” or “Nailed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Zane Safrit
There’s a quote I like about remembering history and being doomed to repeat it if you don’t. Here it is: Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it. As far as I can tell the originator was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Engaging with your team is too important to be left to memory or an I’ll fit it in approach or waiting for the final touches - word-smithing and fonts and colors - on your new "employee engagement program." How do... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Should you share your employee engagement scores with your employees even though they show little if any improvement? Should you share the scores if they went down? - Should You Hide Your Employee Engagement Scores from Your Employees? Um …... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 11, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Several years ago, I read Stephen Covey's international best-selling book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I wish I had read it years ago. My progress might have been faster, the struggles fewer, had I read this book sooner.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Zane Safrit
A few thousand years ago, Aristotle articulated a simple truth when he wrote: Well begun is half-done. The first step, the step most often overlooked in the millions of conversations on how to engage employees, is to understand why engagement... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Recently I began wondering if those involved in creating Employee Engagement Strategies had issues with impulse-control. Well, at first, I didn’t articulate it so clearly. However, it seemed obvious that too many of their “strategies” seemed better designed to cross... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Zane Safrit
There’s a quote about remembering history and being doomed to repeat it if you don’t. I looked it up. Here it is: Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it. As far as I can tell George... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Rodd Wagner's book, widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Employees As If They're Real People, rocketed to be among my favorite books - fiction or non - and near the top* of my favorite books on business and employee... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Be Here, Now. Ah, the ’70’s. The good ol’ days of, well, all the things we can never admit having done. The book Be Here Now arrived in the early ’70’s. Many of my friends read it, preached it, tried... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Zane Safrit
I was listening to The Employee of the Month show hosted by Catie Lazarus. She was interviewing Jill Abrams, the former NY Times Executive Editor. Great conversation, easy flow, good information shared with a fair amount of laughing. Catie's a... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Michael Lee Stallard will talk with me about his latest book, The Connection Culture: Where Human Connection Meets Work, Friday June 5 at 10:00 AM Central. You can listen at this link. Here’s my review of The Connection Culture. In... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Zane Safrit
Every so often I like to raise my head up and look around my surroundings. It's always interesting what I find, sometimes inspiring and causing me to hope. Other times, not so much. Here's one of those 'not so much'... Continue reading
Reblogged May 24, 2015 at Zane Safrit
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Christmas came early for me this year when a copy of Rodd Wagner's book widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They're Real People arrived unexpected in my p.o. box. (Yes, widgets is all lower case.)... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Zane Safrit
I came across this post the other day from Fast Company titled The New Rules of Work. Fast Company always posts great content and like most posts at Fast Company, there's a breathless excitement to this title. The New Rules... Continue reading
Reblogged May 19, 2015 at Zane Safrit
What’s your motivation to keep going until you reach that huge break? I’m so driven, and I believe in what I do so much. I picked what I do because it was the thing I was willing to make mistakes... Continue reading
Reblogged May 18, 2015 at Zane Safrit