Eric Chester

About the Author

Eric Chester is a leading voice in the global dialogue on employee engagement and building a world-class workplace culture. He's an in-the-trenches researcher on the topic of the emerging workforce and the dynamics of attracting, managing, motivating and retaining top talent. Chester is a Hall-of-Fame keynote speaker and the author of 3 leadership books including Reviving Work Ethic . His new book, On Fire at Work: How Legendary Leaders Ignite Passion in their People without Burning Them Out, will be released later this year. Learn more about Eric at EricChester.com.

Making Sure Quality Doesn’t Get Crunched When Employees Are Short on Time

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In this new economy, time is the commodity that is the most prized. Seldom do you run into a colleague or associate who is looking for a way to fill some empty or idle time in their day. Forced to do more with less, time-crunched leaders push their people to find the fast-and-easy…

3 Surefire Ways To Disengage Your Employees This Holiday Season

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Editor’s Note: The holiday season is here, and TLNT is getting into the spirit with some classic holiday posts. Look for them through Christmas Eve. For each of the past 20 years, my wife and I have watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation while putting up our Christmas Tree. Why we still laugh uncontrollably at the same bits we’ve…

Employee Entitlement: It’s More Than Just a Generational Issue

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. If you are a person who enjoys peace and serenity, you don’t yell “fire” in a crowded theater, nor do you whisper “bomb” when going through airport security. And unless you want to incite a riot,…

Building a Great Workplace Culture? It’s a No Brainer For These Nerds

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Just about every company in existence was started by someone (or several people) who saw an opportunity to make money in the marketplace. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that. But one company – a high tech software firm based in Minneapolis – was started by three guys (who each self-identify as “nerds”) with the…

To Retain Top Young Talent, You Gotta Stop Dangling Vague Promises

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Carson, the son of a friend of mine, is an MBA whose passion centers on business mergers and acquisitions. Two years ago, Carson accepted a position with an investment bank that offered him an embarrassingly low starting salary that was packaged with the promise that he’d be seeing some nice bonuses as the firm closed…

The Best Thing You Can Ask Employees to Keep Them Engaged

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A great workplace culture does more than merely share timely and relevant information with its employee — it goes to great lengths to listen to them and digest that feedback. Employee surveys can be useful tools, but by themselves, they’re not enough to truly know what your people are thinking. There’s no survey,…

The Critical Difference Between Mothering, Managing, and Mentoring Millennials

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In Western cultures, the transition from school-to-work-to-career generally happens between the ages of 16-to-24. This is a period of explosive personal growth when an individual crosses over from a dependent child to an independent adult who no longer relies on their parents to provide food, clothing, shelter, laundry services, and gas money.  (This transition is not happening…

The Transparency Advantage: Informed Employees are Engaged Employees

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It’s astounding how often it happens. You’re in a conversation with a sales person, service representative, or an associate of an organization and you ask a question or make a passing comment about something that’s happened within their company — something interesting that made the headlines or the evening news — and they look at…