Managing Excellence: Episode 2

In this episode of Managing Excellence, Gallup's Jim Harter discusses the science behind employee engagement -- what metrics really matter, and how can managers transform their teams for meaningful results.

About Jim Harter
Jim Harter, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist for Gallup's workplace management practice. He is coauthor of the New York Times bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing, an exploration of the 12 crucial elements for creating and harnessing employee engagement. Dr. Harter's book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, is based on a global study of what differentiates people who are thriving from those who are not. His research is featured in First, Break All the Rules, and he contributed the foreword to Gallup's new edition of this groundbreaking bestseller.

Dr. Harter is the primary researcher and author of the first large-scale, multi-organization study to investigate the relationships between work-unit employee engagement and business results. Updated periodically, this study currently covers 82,000 business units and includes 1.8 million employees in 230 organizations, across 49 industries and in 73 countries. His work has appeared in many publications, including Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and TIME Magazine, and in academic articles and book chapters.

Dr. Harter received his doctorate in psychological and cultural studies in quantitative and qualitative methods from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

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Managing Excellence: Episode 1

In this episode of Managing Excellence, Growing Agile's Sam Laing discusses why performance appraisals are toxic and what managers should do about it.

About Sam Laing
Sam is an agile coach at the super successful consultancy, Growing Agile, in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. Her personal motto is "be brave," and she embodies this by taking on challenges one small step at a time. Most of her career has been in the IT industry, specifically Software Development. Nowadays she finds herself guiding and mentoring others with a passion for agile.

Connect with Sam Laing
Twitter: @samlaing

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How to drive employee engagement with gamification

This concept of digital motivation through gaming promises to breathe new engagement into employees around the globe—speaking in quick, instantly gratifying terms that we’ve grown accustomed to in the age of digital transformation. Read more about what Daniel Newman, the principal analyst of Futurum Research and CEO of Broadsuite Media Group has to say about gamification here

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