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Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Zinger

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:10:49 +0000

Thank you Lara: Always good to hear from you. Have an excellent September. David



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by Lara Hall

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:06:32 +0000

Thank you for sharing your story David. Great insight and your 12 points are excellent. I agree, "the best is yet to be"!



Comment on Employee Engagement Humor: Who’s the Boss by Who’s the Boss? - Starting Sparks

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:38:57 +0000

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Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Zinger

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:14:58 +0000

David: I so much appreciate you taking some time to write this response and I appreciate the irony. I will ensure it flows into my work going forward. David



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Bowles, Ph.D.

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:48:26 +0000

David thank you for this heartfelt piece on your experience. Burnout is downright scary; mine happened a long time ago when working for a big, high pressure consulting firm and resulted in downright misery at work and temporary memory loss. It ended when I quit, took 6 months off to spend time in far off, peaceful places to decompress, then came back and became my own boss. I think those of us in this business owe it to clients to take good care of ourselves, examine carefully our definitions of “success”, learn to enjoy life every moment, and find balance in everything. After all, few things are more ironic than a burned-out morale/engagement consultant! So welcome back, and may the many blessings…the silver linings…of this experience flow into your work going forward.



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Zinger

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:00:41 +0000

Hi Judy: Thank you for your comments and I trust it will be helpful. P.S. I like your new website design, well done. David



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by Judy Alphson Nelson

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:52:58 +0000

Thanks, David, for your candor, your insights and your wisdom. I know this post, as all of what you write, will be helpful to many who are struggling with similar issues. Well done.



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Zinger

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:28:54 +0000

Scott, thank you for your very thoughtful and considerate remarks. Much appreciated and helps to round out the traces of my own personal square wheels.



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by Dr. Scott Simmerman

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:21:39 +0000

I think that many of us resonate with all or parts of this over time. Your 12 points are solid ideas that we should all keep in mind and work through as needed or necessary. I've been working pretty much alone for the past 33 years, with a supportive business partner but no one here side by side for a long time. And some days are much rougher than others. I will admit that I sensed some tensions in our private conversations, and I will still remain convinced that you and i should collaborate on things for a bigger and broader impact. At 69, a main goal is to leave a legacy and an impact, and that is what keeps pushing me forward. The disappointments when "colleagues" fail to meet their promises and commitments is hard to deal with, but simply reality. What helps push me forward is my focus on the vision, I guess. The world is frustrating and humbling, for sure. And I am basically quite stubborn and persistent when I want to be. Having a sense of commitment to having an impact is what sustains me, probably. We live in a tough place at a tough time. And it is hard for me to "wax eloquent" with the personal stuff. And it is even harder to keep operating when one has a broader perspective on things, something that I feel we share. So, hang in there and keep up the good works. Those should be somewhat sustaining. And reach out when you need to.



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Zinger

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:25:51 +0000

Alejandro: I am glad "my Zinger" came at the right time. All the best with all of your work and thank you for taking time to respond. David



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by Alejandro Gonzalez

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:14:30 +0000

WOW David, after receiving today's Zinger I was wondering what had happened to all the others I was used ti receive. Now I understand. I heart-fully thank you for sharing your D-Day to E-Day journey. I realize that not only I missed you, I really needed your Zinger today. In particular today. Gracias!!



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Zinger

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:00:19 +0000

Vince, I know you as a People Artist, you have such a way with words and the meaning behind those words. What stood out for me was "kind intent matters" and "a potent tonic to quell the heartburn of inanition."



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Zinger

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:58:31 +0000

Laurie-Anne, thank you for taking the time to comment and time with caring intention for self and others can make a big difference. Sometimes it seems so damn tough to care and at times we may need to care less but we have to watch for chronic carelessness. Take care, and carry on caring, David



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by Vince Miholic

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:52:24 +0000

Aside from pragmatics of making a living, I have never encountered a single example where engagement drivers were not ultimately self-less. Doubt, while never pleasant, certainly functions as a fulcrum to better assess unconditional giving in the context of self. While I often grapple with the imperfect dichotomy of selfishness and selflessness, I believe only kind intent matters. Certainly, humans require love and affirmation. Without it, well, there's ample evidence of the ill effects. And affirmation, I believe, is a potent tonic to quell the heartburn of inanition. Your support in my journey is a perfect example. Thank you again, David. Caring acts count and should dispel any doubt. Just a personal note of support and affirmation to you, Vince



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by Laurie-Anne

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:28:18 +0000

Thank you for sharing your personal journey. Knowing that dis-engagement or "inanition" is real and can happen to the most engaged just made me realize that what I am experiencing now can be turned around and could take time. Your guidance will help people and I appreciate all your work and the network you have created.



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Zinger

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:53:49 +0000

Marge: You comment was meaningful to me. I love the expression "sometimes we expect life to bless us with meaning and sit around waiting for it to happen..." Thank you for taking the time to comment. David



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Zinger

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:52:27 +0000

Roy: That means a lot coming from you. Yes sometimes the door must close rather than injuring our foot by jamming in the door to keep it open. Thanks for the "graduation with flying colours".



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by Marge

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:49:10 +0000

Thank you, David. "Know that meaning at work and in life is not something we find, it is something we create and at times need to re-create." Sometimes we expect life to bless us with meaning and sit around waiting for it to happen, disappointed and unhappy. I like the push for us all to take some responsibility in this. It's also good to remember that sometimes we just need to turn around and move our eyes away from what we THOUGHT could make us happy and fulfilled to see what really can!



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by Roy Saunderson (@RoySaunderson)

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:45:54 +0000

You need to be vulnerable to share such a humbling life experience as you have with the world, David. Thanks for putting your heart and soul into this post and for providing some "navigational guidance". When my business failed and my life imploded in 2002 one of my daughters sent me a quote which said, "How many times do we thank God for the doors that are closed?" Once I got my head around that I began to see the lessons I needed to learn. We all have to learn the same lessons - we just have different classes to experience in life. I think you have graduated from this particular class with flying colours!!



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by David Zinger

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 12:02:22 +0000

Jasmine: If not one other person was to read this post I would feel that the last 9 months and the effort and honesty to write this post was all worth it because of your comment. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond, as you can tell by my response, it means a lot to me.



Comment on 12 Lessons From A Personal Journey Through Burnout and Engagement by Jasmine Gartner

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:19:15 +0000

Hi David, This really resonated with me, as I had a similar experience last summer, where I felt completely burnt out and like I was done with engagement. This bit especially resonated with me: "Know that meaning at work and in life is not something we find, it is something we create and at times need to re-create." Thank you for posting this. I always forget that chances are, whatever I'm experiencing, someone else is too, and reaching out and talking about it helps get me through. Jasmine



Comment on Employee Engagement: Better Than Great, Good by This Week in Employee Engagement: July 7, 2017

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:50:18 +0000

[…] Employee Engagement: Better Than Great, Good — This brief post by David Zinger shares a recent insight from Bernadette Jiwa on the toxic consequences of competition by any means, as we’ve seen recent examples of in stories of mistreated airline passengers, catastrophic customer service, and breaches of ethics or laws. Instead, Jiwa encourages leaders to change their focus to the good of employee engagement, rather than the never-ending, take-no-prisoners approach to more and more greatness. […]



Comment on Employee Engagement: Empathy is not a Soft Skill it is Strong Stuff by 6 Ways to Show Empathy at Work - Careerizma

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 05:10:32 +0000

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Comment on Help Yourself to The 10 Best Free and Fantastic Employee Engagement Resources by Jeannette Paladino

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:54:23 +0000

Thanks for the resources david. It is great to be here and reading your blog.



Comment on Employee Engagement in Doha: Geometry and Sun Light by Building Employee Engagement in Bangkok: Pixels and Playfulness | Your Human Resources Community

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:22:25 +0000

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Comment on Employee Engagement in Doha: Geometry and Sun Light by Building Employee Engagement in Bangkok: Pixels and Playfulness

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:23:55 +0000

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Comment on My Employee Engagement Course in Bangkok, Thailand by David Zinger

Mon, 08 May 2017 12:33:15 +0000

Oh yes, so well said. Engagement to me is connection. My third principle of engagement is: Employee engagement is specific. We cannot sustain engagement all the time and everywhere. When we talk about engagement we need to ask: Who is engaged, with what, for how long, and for what purpose?



Comment on My Employee Engagement Course in Bangkok, Thailand by Jasmine Gartner

Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:36 +0000

I like this - the question is (if I'm understanding correctly) what are we engaging with? Maybe all along people have been looking at "to engage" as the most important part of employee engagement, but actually it's just a linking verb - and we have to figure out what it is we're linking!



Comment on Employee Engagement in Doha: Geometry and Sun Light by Building Employee Engagement in Bangkok: Pixels and Playfulness — David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

Tue, 02 May 2017 12:17:20 +0000

[…] David Zinger is a global employee engagement speaker and expert. To read a similar type of post from Doha, Qatar see Employee Engagement in Doha: Geometry and Sun Light. […]



Comment on A Personal Employee Engagement Watershed: Stop Putting Lipstick on Camels by David Zinger

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:42:03 +0000

Thank you for your wonderful comment Jasmine.



Comment on A Personal Employee Engagement Watershed: Stop Putting Lipstick on Camels by jasmine

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:19:18 +0000

A lovely read. Engagement is meaningless without the human, personal stories, like this one.






Comment on The Employee Engagement Network: 2 Years and 2000 Members by Kelli Vrla

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:21:53 +0000

As I travel on my Engagement quest, I am surprised to find so many have not yet discovered your wellspring of inspiring ideas and lessons. I show a screenshot of the EE Network website in all of my Engagement programs. Thank you, David, for being the catalyst for an engaged planet! ~ Kelli Vrla, CSP Engagement Specialist & Greek Pastry Enthusiast~OPA!



Comment on Employee Engagement: 22 Tools to Overcome Grumpiness by Best Career Advice Sites - Aim Blog

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:19:12 +0000

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Comment on 15 Great Employee Engagement and Work Cartoons You Can Use by Positive Psychology News en Español » Cómo Fomentar Empleados Implicados

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:54:28 +0000

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Comment on Employee Engagement: One of These Things Ain’t Like the Other by Dr. Scott Simmerman

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:53:24 +0000

Yeah, "Healthy Competition" IS a lot like "Interdepartmental Collaboration" and "Work Happiness" in that it only makes sense at the superficial level and not the behavioral or cultural one. Good stuff!



Comment on Help Yourself to The 10 Best Free and Fantastic Employee Engagement Resources by Rich Miller

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:23:57 +0000

Happy Birthday! Thank you for the treats. I look forward to your presentation in Saskatoon, August 22nd, 2016. Talk with you there.



Comment on Employee Engagement: Disengagement as Self-Protection by David Zinger

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:25:39 +0000

Hi Shane: It is so vital. You know an organization has robust psychological safety when they can stop using anonymous surveys.



Comment on Employee Engagement: Disengagement as Self-Protection by Shane Farrugia

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 04:10:28 +0000

I like what you mention David about organizations increasing the level of psychological safety. I am interested in exploring this concept further



Comment on People Artists Coming in October: Catch the Fire by Training 1- 2 – Rideau

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:01:22 +0000

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Comment on People Artists Coming in October: Catch the Fire by ENGAGEMENT – Rideau

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:22:39 +0000

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Comment on The New Employee Engagement by Jasmine Gartner

Fri, 27 May 2016 07:42:08 +0000

I'm seeing engagement less and less as a 'programme' or a 'strategy' and more and more as a synonym for a good way to live life, if that makes sense. What you've captured here is about being the best person you can be, and the workplace is just one subset of that...



Comment on 6 Ways Managers Can Maximize Performance through Employee Engagement by Getting The Absolute Best Out Of Your Employees - Creative Magma

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:25:39 +0000

[…] into those team members. That is not a work ethic or desire problem for most employees. It’s an engagement problem. Ensure your employees are engaged by making the work worthy of their attention. Give them control […]



Comment on Finding GEMO: Good Enough, Move On by 13 Zingers For Good Work: The New Employee Engagement | Your Human Resources Community

Fri, 20 May 2016 09:59:37 +0000

[…] is frequently good enough, I have written previously about finding GEMO (good enough move on). GEMO helps me navigate through the myriad of work I engage with each […]



Comment on Are You Wise to Employee Engagement? (TED Video) by Week 3, Day 16 – engagingemployeesblog

Thu, 12 May 2016 00:51:33 +0000

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Comment on 13 Powerful Guidelines for Employee Engagement Programs by Week 3, Day 15 – engagingemployeesblog

Thu, 12 May 2016 00:37:57 +0000

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Comment on Finding GEMO: Good Enough, Move On by 13 Zingers For Good Work: The New Employee Engagement — David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

Tue, 03 May 2016 08:38:00 +0000

[…] is frequently good enough, I have written previously about finding GEMO (good enough move on). GEMO helps me navigate through the myriad of work I engage with each […]



Comment on Employe Engagement: Why We Need to Treat Employees More Like Smart Phones by David Zinger

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:18:46 +0000

Thank you Erik, now if I can just find my phone...



Comment on Employe Engagement: Why We Need to Treat Employees More Like Smart Phones by Erik Martin

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:28 +0000

I really like how you aligned the similarities. Awesome post David.