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

The Transparency Advantage: Informed Employees are Engaged Employees


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…

7 Big Questions Employees Have About Your Workplace Atmosphere

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Standing 726 feet high, and weighing more than 18 Empire State buildings combined, the Hoover Dam is a jaw-dropping wonder of the industrial world. It was built in the early 1930’s during the Great Depression by a consortium of six major tunnel, railroad, and highway contractors that went by the name Six Companies. The…

Rewards Run Amuck: Contests That Demotivate and Destroy the Culture


“We’re adding a little something to this month’s sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Anybody wanna see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is … you’re fired.” In the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross, Blake — famously portrayed by Alec…

The Secret to Engaging Millennials is Really No Big Secret at All


To get back to Kansas, Dorothy never had to jump through all the death-defying hoops the Wizard put her through. She had everything she needed (ruby slippers) from the very beginning. All she lacked was the understanding of how to unlock their magical powers. Since they began making their way into the workforce…

Why It’s Critical to Spell Out Exactly What Employees Do Right

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Every manager has been told that it’s important to acknowledge, recognize, and reward their top performing employees. Unfortunately, most haven’t been coached on how to do this effectively. And if one of the goals is to get the performer to continue performing at a high level, the why has to be linked to…

When Millennials Are In Control of their Careers, Everybody Wins

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The burn out rate among business consultants is sky high. Although firms pay big starting salaries to young MBA’s, accountants, and engineers, the excessive travel demands that come with the paycheck can get real old — real fast. That’s precisely why Vynamic, an 80 (plus) person health care consultancy based in Philadelphia, stands…