The Positive Energy Workplace

"DTE Infusion" High Impact Retreat Event - Coming in October

This just in! We've just secured the location and date for the first DTE sponsored, open enrollment, high impact one day retreat style event, the DTE Infusion. The date is set for Friday, October 24th in Lisle, Illinois, in one of the most beautiful settings you can imagine.

Stay tuned, I'll be making announcements, offering calls and doing all sorts of that stuff, AND I wanted to let you know the date is set! So if you're interested in participating in an event that will have an inspiring, lasting and immediately actionable impact on your business AND life...please plan on joining us on October 24th, 2008.

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You have to want you?

How bad do you want it?

With every client I work with, I am reminded of three of the key elements absolutely necessary for success in creating change in our lives and organizations. We have to want it. We have to be willing to make the time, space and energy to do the work and hold the intentions to get it. And we have to take ownership for our results. No excuses. No blaming. No passing the buck. No “I’m so busy my goals have to go to the bottom of the priority list.” No “Somebody else has to change.” Nope, I’m talking, full responsibility and ownership for achieving the results we say we want. Period.

It’s okay if we’re not totally clear on what we want (in fact, much of my work is done helping people find that for themselves and, for some, it can take years to find “the thing” – so for those out there that are unclear, rest assured you’re not alone.) What is important is that there is a commitment and a yearning to be awake to the process, to see where we might be part of the “problem,” to pro-actively seek and take the time, to be willing to look and find the “no, not that’s” in our lives and to make conscious room in our lives to work on finding the big “YES.”

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Would you pay your people to quit?

It's an interesting concept. In yesterday's Chicago Tribune there was an article about and how they make sure they have the most engaged, committed and customer oriented employees...they pay them cash to quit. That's right, they literally give them the opportunity to "take the money and run" one week into their training with the company.

After the first week of new employee training, they offer new hires a good chunk of change to leave if they feel it's not the right fit. Interestingly enough, most people don't quit. They stick. And they like it. The impact: employees who are engaged, highly motivated and committed to their jobs, providing fantastic customer experiences. And that means greater revenue and profits which explains this organization's rapid growth and the attitude quoted by many of "You couldn't pay me to quit."

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