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Leadership

New Year, New Values

It’s not quite 2015 yet but you wouldn’t know that around here! As clients are either moving into new fiscal years or waist deep in 2015 planning, we are looking with an eye to the future! Last week we shared how our team revisited our Brilliant Ink values during our own 2015 planning...

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The Value of Values

Searching the website of any company, you are likely to come across a list of values. These lofty ideals often include words like “trust”, “integrity” and “excellence”. While these are all wonderful concepts, what do they really mean? And what does it look like to live out those values at an organization? As...

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In Pursuit of More

It’s September again, one of my favorite months of the year. Fall is on its way (or summer, if you’re in San Francisco), kids are headed back to school, and we get to celebrate another anniversary for Brilliant Ink. This year it’s birthday #6, and while there’s nothing particularly special about that number, it’s been a momentous year for us....

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Secrets of a Celebrity CEO

A few weeks ago, a friend sent me a link to this article, exclaiming, “Can you believe how much these employees LOVE their CEO?!” Just in case you don’t have 6 ½ minutes to spare watching the video that accompanies this article (though you really should watch, because it’s quite a spectacle!), allow me to summarize: The CEO of online...

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Engaging Employees for Optimal Performance

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re very passionate about employee engagement around here. Our award-winning Employee Experience Survey shows a clear linkage between the quality of the employee experience you’re creating and overall engagement levels, but it’s also only part of the story. Many factors contribute to employee engagement, including company benefits, workplace design, and an individual employee’s relationship with...

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Thanks, Gloria

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem Women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem turned 80 years old this week. To be honest, I don’t know much about her but I have always loved some of the quotes attributed to...

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Beat the Winter Blues

Has this winter season got you in a funk? Employees moods often change with the seasons and with the winter months upon us, Brilliant Ink CEO Liz Kelly came up with 8 ways to help employees beat the winter blues. Check it out for some ideas on how to get your employees recharged and excited about the New Year! ...

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All you need is love

It’s a long haul if you’re not feeling the love. Studies show that disengagement begins during the first three months of employment. What’s a leader to do? According to a recent employee engagement study by Brilliant Ink, employees need and value clear communications about what their companies are doing and the decisions that are being made, all of which strengthens...

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Five Years of Brilliance

Brilliant Ink’s five-year anniversary passed quietly a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t even realize it was upon us until I was driving home from the office and heard a story on the radio about the five-year anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers. In my mind, the financial crisis of 2008 has always been connected to the beginnings of...

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Employee Experience Series: Employee Engagement From the Ground Up

Our Employee Engagement research shows that 77 percent of candidates felt that the interview process prepared them for the everyday reality of the job.  For the remaining 23 percent, however, the experience was disappointing and some even felt misled by the interview. Those candidates were more likely to feel a lack of engagement in their new job. ...

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