Tag: Hebert

Hebert Out

I started my own blog in 2006. Kris Dunn somehow found it and liked some of the things I wrote.   About a year later, he called me and introduced himself, gave me the 411 on a new blog he was building with Jessica Lee, and asked if I was interested in providing content. He described it as an HR-focused blog with multiple authors,…

Dawn Burke Talks to Paul Hebert about Human Connection (Video)

On this episode of “No Scrubs,” Dawn Burke talks to engagement expert Paul Hebert about the power of connection, and why connection and understanding should be ranked ahead of many things we spend our day on in the world of HR and recruiting. It’s a deeper conversation of Dawn’s previous post that connection is more powerful than things often thought to be great – like what goes on in…

Paul Hebert drops a Knowledge Bomb

Pop culture. Gotta love it! Game of Thrones. REALLY gotta love it. If you’re a fan of the HBO series stop reading and just click here to register for a Fistful of Talent webinar (you know FOT webinars go to 11) “RAISING DRAGONS: What Game of Thrones Teaches Us About Performance Coaching and Building Teams.” For those that need more convincing I’ll simply leave…

Old MacDonald Had a Farm – Then Became an Employee Engagement Guru

Show of hands… how many of you like being compared to domesticated farm animals? Or even non-domesticated animals for that matter? Except for honey badgers and wolverines – those are some bad-ass animals. I’m cool if someone said I was like a honey badger or wolverine. But what about cows? Do you like being compared to a cow? Don’t we all? Why else would…

Paul Hebert on What You Wish Someone Had Told You

Seems I’m doing more podcasts than writing lately. I think it’s because I’ve been writing for almost 10 years about engagement, rewards, incentives, recognition and just about anything connected to influencing behavior in an organization. It gets tough to continue to find new things to say. It’s almost as tough as seeing someone write a doppelganger post on a subject you wrote 5 years…

Paul Hebert shares the Worst. Post. EVER. About. Employee. Engagement

A recent article on Forbes caught my eye because the headline said “The Real Reason to Care About Employee Engagement.” I always love to jump into posts that start with either “the secret to” or “the top three things to do to drive engagement” or “the only thing you need to worry about to drive engagement”because frankly, most of the time it is a…

Paul Hebert say Is Holding On To The Past Is Always A Bad Idea

Short post motivated by a comment made in the debate last night. Not here to argue politics but I will argue that new perspectives and new ideas are needed across the board – in business and in government. Just makes sense. We can’t run our businesses like we did in the 19th century any more than we can run our government that way. But……

Paul Hebert talks Employee Enhancement vs. Employee Engagement

Before you get all excited know this is NOT a post about “Smiling Bob” and Enzyte. This is a post about reframing a discussion around employees and their relationship with the organization. We all know that employee engagement is the new black. It’s also the new orange. It’s actually the whole rainbow of colors. If you’re not talking about employee engagement you’re not worth your…

Paul Hebert says Not One Company Asked Their Employees About Engagement And You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

Coming in hot from a trip to the west coast where I had great conversations and less great sleep. Nothing says “good sleep” than an economy coach seat, a hyperactive seat mate, no window and a faulty overhead air blower. #Winning! But I shouldn’t complain… as Louis CK says: “‘I had to sit on the runway for 40 minutes.’ Oh my god, really? What…

Paul Hebert shares Crap On Recognition – #SMDH

Normally I let articles in the mainstream media that are patently incorrect slide by. There’s just too many of them for me to waste my time trying to correct the idiocy that passes for business journalism in today’s world. It seems to be more prevalent with articles that address the psychology of motivation and engagement than in other places. People assume because they know…

Paul Hebert says Sometimes You Just Need To Hit Publish… #50OVER50HR

I’ve heard on more than one occasion ideas are easy, execution is hard. Let me rephrase that and say execution isn’t always hard – but it is always very, very scary. The fun part about ideas is as long as they exist in the theoretical they really can’t be wrong. Ideas are simply points of view, opinions. But not being wrong also means it they necessarily right either. I…

Paul Hebert says Only About 50% Of Us Are Above Average

I tweeted this last night “For whatever reason, we are driven to apply outlier practices to middle-of-the-road companies and expect outlier results.” And if you’re reading this post. There’s a really good chance that you are not an outlier. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of outliers. Outliers provide us with directional cues as to what’s possible. Without outliers we wouldn’t know…