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7 Ways To Engage People

Looking for some tips on really getting people engaged with what we do, I came across this great article by leadership expert Kevin Eidenberry. It’s so pertinent to the Savvy Team philosophy of teamwork that I just had to share it.

As Eidenberry says, engagement is a very trendy word, and while it is powerful, people are making it harder to understand and think about than is necessary. So to ‘engage’ people, let’s get to the heart of the matter. Let’s talk about what people really want in their lives. Because when they have these they will automatically and effortlessly be engaged in happily and effectively doing the work that’s required.

The following list won’t really surprise you, because it includes many of the things you want too.

Keep in mind that your people are people, and as individuals we certainly all want more of these things in both our personal lives and our work environment.

Remember when (and if) you provide them, engagement automatically ensues – so as leaders it’s your job to make sure you engage your people by ensuring that all seven of these things are obvious – because generally we are all much happier, more effective and co-operative when we get clarity about them!

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7 LIFE LESSONS We Can Learn from Geese!


A friend of mine was recently sharing with me about the innate wisdom of her chickens.  It reminded me of this wonderful story which I had bought to my business associate’s attention back in 2008. It seems particularly appropriate at this time of disruption and rapid change.

Often the rapid change that arises from inevitable growth can create overwhelm, discomfort and distress. Yet growth or death are the only two options that are offered equally to all living and sentient beings.

In the autumn you will often see geese heading north (or south depending on where you live) for the winter. If you live in a region where they pass by you’ll see them flying along in their well recognisable “V” formation.

You might be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way, how these amazing birds cooperate and how they manage to fly such huge distances and overcome incredible odds. How they overcome challenges that would be impossible without utilising these strategies.

I appreciate these lessons because we can adapt what science has revealed from their studies of geese. Learning their strategies offers us life lessons that can help every individual get where and what he or she wants, and in a much faster and easier manner. That’s surely worth some introspection don’t you think?

Why the V Formation?

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Jim Rohn: Income Seldom Exceeds Personal Development

As your business depends on YOU Inc. – you are the crucial factor in your success. The question is: “Do you want to develop your skills and knowledge within this booming industry, to achieve more than you currently are with perhaps less stress and effort?”


“Live as if you will die tomorrow, learn as if you would live forever” – Ghandi

Endless opportunities abound in this unlimited income vehicle, yet most people fail to ….

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Connecting With Millennials

A decade ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in business who thought 20 and 30-year-olds were prime candidates as serious business partners. That has changed. Millennials, an era that starts with those reaching young adulthood around the year 2000 (actually those born anywhere from 1980 to 1999), have access to technology, communications, and publishing that simply wasn’t available decades ago.

They also have the capacity to utilise it in ever expanding and creative ways. As a result, they have much to offer in the new social media boom. Experian Marketing Services reveals latest demographic trends about these Millennials, who they call ‘the most diverse, informed and connected generation in the Western world.’ Here’s a complimentary copy of their report, Millennials come of age.  Read More