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Tim Eisenhauer Blog

  • Workplace Procrastination, Employee Engagement, and Asking Different Questions

    Posted yesterday in How come nobody’s asking

    Procrastination is not the enemy we think it is. It’s only the messenger. And the message is that you’re disengaged from the work you need to do. Here’s how to get back on track...

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  • “So many projects, so little time"

    Posted 3 days ago in Biggest Challenge at Work: Commentary

    You can’t solve a problem until you frame it in a way that invites a solution. Saying “I don't have time” does little to point you in the right direction. When productivity is a challenge, train yourself to ask a different set of questions...

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  • Work Life Balance. The Best Place to Start.

    Posted 11 days ago in Biggest Challenge at Work: Commentary

    As managers, we are taught to look after work results, and let people figure out on their own how to rest. And yet the best managers seem to do the opposite...

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  • Trending Now: Wacky Employee Engagement Activities

    Posted 14 days ago in Biggest Challenge at Work: Commentary

    When I started writing Who the Hell Wants to Work for You?, I wanted to look into what all of the best companies to work for had in common. I ended up with something wacky in every chapter. The companies everyone wanted to work for did something outrageous in every domain...

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  • Employee Engagement Ideas Will Make You Crazy

    Posted 16 days ago in Biggest Challenge at Work: Commentary

    This Analyst’s company decided to do something about employee engagement. They created an Employee Engagement Council. Each department nominated a representative. Some declined, because they were on too many councils already, and some enthusiastically accepted. Next, the Council solemnly convenes in the big conference room—and this is where it gets off-track...

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  • How to Eliminate Shitwork

    Posted 17 days ago in How come nobody’s asking

    Where does all the shitwork come from? And why is shitwork always plentiful, no matter how much of it we outsource to India and China?

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  • How To Make Your Work Fulfilling And Rewarding

    Posted 17 days ago in Biggest Challenge at Work: Commentary

    Realizing that your work sucks is a vital first step. Else, you would be part of the crowd who can’t even imagine it being any other way. There’s no hope in that. Looking for help is another excellent move. There's only one step missing...

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  • "Morons like you peddling cheap stuff like this so as to get contacts for Business Development"

    Posted 23 days ago in Biggest Challenge at Work: Commentary

    This guy just couldn’t wait to get his hands on 22 Surefire Ways to Boost Employee Engagement. The missing link was possibly right there in front of him. One more keystroke, and he’ll know exactly how to get his employees and coworkers to give him the dedication and respect he deserves. He clicks on “Download” and…

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  • What Does it Mean to “Be Yourself” at Work?

    Posted 24 days ago in How come nobody’s asking

    People don’t respond to what we do, as much as to why we do it. They can smell our hidden agendas. So, here’s something to consider. What is it that keeps you from showing your feelings?

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  • Help! My Boss is Not Engaged.

    Posted 24 days ago in Biggest Challenge at Work: Commentary

    Recently, we’ve asked the question: "Who is the best person in your company to solve the employee engagement problem?" And the short answer is—

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  • Can HR Help Employee Engagement?

    Posted 3/14/2017 in Biggest Challenge at Work: Commentary

    Something is going on inside HR departments. Is it part of a larger trend to get creative with job titles? Or could it be that HR is looking to reinvent itself to give us a more engaged higher-performing employee?

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  • Why Lack of Communication has Become the Number One Reason People Quit

    Posted 3/3/2017 in Published on the Web

    Communication is a core part of the human experience. And yet, we still struggle with it. Despite the explosion of communication technology, under-communication remains a major challenge at work. It prevents organizations, and employees, from reaching their full potential.

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  • Here’s How You Can Make More Friends at Work

    Posted 3/2/2017 in Published on the Web

    Authenticity has become a buzzword for everything from advertising to personal style to politics. The challenge is that authenticity, by definition, can’t be manufactured. But there are still things employers, and employees, can do to build meaningful workplace relationships.

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  • 10 Simple Secrets You Need to Know to Increase Employee Engagement

    Posted 3/1/2017 in Published on the Web

    Saying "thank you" and offering flexibility and authenticity are key -- and actually they're not "secrets" at all.

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