• http://twitter.com/HansdeGruijter Hans de Gruijter

    Great blogpost and good to read. One question though; I’m a great fan of the appreciative inquiry and therefore trying to use as much positive phrases as possible. It strikes me to see you twice use a negative phrased question (5 important “why” questions). Is it possible to rephrase them?

  • http://twitter.com/TLColson Tammy Colson

    Just an FYI. That free download offer was only valid for 48 hours. It’s now closed. Good thoughts.

    My favorite at the moment is “Why are you afraid to make a decision?”

  • http://twitter.com/RolePoint RolePoint

    Very thought-provoking post, Derek. And if you’re an employer having trouble with employee engagement and retention, it might be good for you to ask yourself the questions you suggested.

  • http://twitter.com/worksimple WorkSimple

    Derek, very insightful post. I particularly enjoyed the section on the different levels of motivation. Obviously, there are multiple reasons why employees come to work everyday, but it’s the job of the manager to hire, train, and then mentor the best employees so that this motivation is on par with the company values. After all, you don’t want an employee to hang around for the sake of hanging around. You want an employee who will bring something (and then some) to the table and who believes in the company cause. Without this sort of hands-on mentorship, you may always run into motivational issues.