SWIFT KICK BLOG

Lessons and know-how on building a culture where everyone feels welcomed, connected and engaged.

  • DFT Lesson #2 is the foundation for the rest of our philosophy on engagement. Because from now on, you'll know that there are multiple levels of engagement and the goal is to keep moving people towards Level 5 because that's were the action is. ...

  • Here at Swift Kick, August is our busy season. It is such a crazy time that even the word “August” brings chills up our spines and butterflies in our stomachs. Tom and Melissa are out speaking while Sabina, Jay and I are running the show......

  • Recently, I presented at a conference, discussing burnout with professionals. Several people in the room were very close to quitting their jobs for various reasons, i.e., being charged to do more with less, constantly shifting workplace environment, a major change in responsibility. For some, those......

  • “First, I stopped canceling meetings 10 minutes before the start time because I felt too “busy.” I previously had thought my employees would understand because I am the CEO and had a lot on my plate. Now, instead of hiding behind that excuse, they are......

  • With summer finally here, the Swift Kick team’s retreat was aptly themed “Tropical Ocean Getaway.” With a theme like that our key goals were to give everyone that island relaxed and tropical vibe all day and keep stress and tension down.   “The sea, once......

  • In 2013, Gallup undertook a massive effort to study the current state of employee engagement around the world. After surveying 73,752 employees in 141 countries, Gallup found that 24% of employees are actively disengaged, 63% are not engaged, and 13% are engaged. In 2018, Gallup......

  • My supervisor and I were walking across campus after a meeting discussing an issue I was managing in the office.  He didn’t agree with the manner in which I was handling the situation.  He stopped walking and turned to me right in the middle of......

  • Marie was in her first professional job. One of her first projects was to create a new program offering from the ground up that she was to oversee and maintain. Excited about the project, she jumped right into the research and planning. She expected to......

  • Handing out pennies in Union Square, seeing a show on Broadway, riding an aquatic themed carousel, playing board games, eating bugs, and visiting a cat cafe. At some point in time, Team Swift Kick has done all of these strange things during a quarterly strategy......

  • In total honesty, I never wanted to be a part of a book club. I hated reading things in school because it did not feel like a choice. It felt like another thing I had to do, not out of interest, but out of necessity......

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