6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement – Business Edition

6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement is a treasure trove of easy-to-implement, high-impact ideas that leaders can use to keep employees engaged. As leaders who want to improve employee engagement – you may not have an effective technique that works along with all of the other priorities you encounter during our work day. This book offers concrete ideas that you can adapt to help meet your goals while supporting your staff at the same time. 


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Don-McPherson “Employee engagement throughout the United States is at dangerously low levels. Leaders have an obligation to their employees, customers and stake holders to elevate engagement. Vicki Hess’ 6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement Business Edition provides a roadmap for making that happen.”

Don McPherson, President, Modern Survey


“Most leaders really do want to improve employee engagement – they just don’t have an effective method that works along with (rather than in addition to) all the other priorities in their day. 6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement Business Edition provides a structured and sustainable yet simple and practical solution in a flexible way. This is what leaders really need – especially in today’s business environment that can easily drive most leaders to become disconnected with their associates and the status of the workplace.”

Mike Holland, Vice President, NEXT LEVEL Partners™, LLC 


“What at treat! I got started and couldn’t put it down. Your advice to “read the whole book before you start implementing the shortcuts” was spot on. What leader isn’t trying to Do-More-With-Less in today’s world? 6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement Business Edition will be my handbook in making engagement (which I will now call Professional Paradise) part of my daily routine. A good leader is most likely already walking around, holding team meetings and regular one-on-ones. Now, a great leader can utilize these shortcuts to analyze, energize and revitalize their workforce. This will become a “must read” in our Leadership Program!”

Holly Edington, SVP, Human Resources, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)


“Have you ever read a book and the entire time think about how you are interacting with your employees and whether they are receiving the message you are trying to convey? Well 6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement Business Edition was that book for me. A practical and helpful approach to assure you are successfully engaging your employees. Vicki’s message and techniques will help business leaders succeed in today’s challenging environment.”

Lee B Zaben, Chief Financial Officer, GuestCounts Hospitality LLC


“Engaged employees drive our business results so we are always open to new ideas for how to keep engagement levels high. 6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement Business Edition delivers on the promise in the title by providing proven, easy to use tools to fully engage team members. As our employees are more engaged, we see increased productivity and higher sales. I recommend Vicki’s book if you are looking for ways to positively impact your workplace culture and bottom-line results.”

Debora R. Feinberg, Chief Human Resources Officer, MileOne Automotive


6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement Business Edition is a buzzword free, how-to guide for business leaders. This well-crafted primer shows leaders how to easily drive impactful behaviors aimed at achieving a unified vision and sustainable bottom-line results. Using the practical, common sense tools and methods Vicki Hess presents, the organization and employees will buy into, live and promote a culture of engagement.

Ray Brusca, Group Vice President Human Resources, Techtronic Industries


“Vicki Hess starts with basic proven strategies for employee engagement and adds an up to date twist using simple, easy and common sense practices that can work for all types of businesses. Her 6 shortcuts are not just the next tactical response to improving employee engagement but real-world strategies to ignite a spark of excitement at the core of your organization. This book starts the flow of employee engagement from the bottom up. Vicki explains 6 easy and simple methods that show your employees how to take responsibility and get energized. They can realistically see the win-win for the organization and themselves.”

Loretta Carter, Regional Education Director, Parallon Workforce Solutions


“Can your company’s leaders articulate how they’re keeping employees passionate, peppy and productive? If not, likely three-fourths of your staff is checked out and generating lackluster results. In this easy-to-read, short handbook, renowned author/speaker Vicki Hess explains why a culture of “employee engagement” is critical and how to build it — by adding regular “rounding,” ready-made team exercises and included plug-and-play videos to things you already do. Hess is sure to get you and your managers fired up about the power of employee engagement, and together you’ll ignite your employees to share responsibility for their own engagement and company success.”

Paula Burkes, Workplace Reporter, The Oklahoman state newspaper


“I was able to read your upcoming book and thought it was marvelous.  I have been in a leadership position of some sort now for 30 years, with almost 25 of those years being at the COO or CEO level.  The approach you use in your book is one we know, but one we often overlook.  It puts things in perspective and I found it was a good reminder of the core functions that we all should be doing as leaders.  I would recommend that every leader read your book every couple of years to assist in remaining grounded and remembering the things that are important to those we lead.”

Mark W. Light, CAE, CEO and Executive Director, International Association of Fire Chiefs


“Vicki Hess aptly takes the reader through the key drivers of employee engagement in a way that provides a pro-active approach that is realistic, easy to follow and to the point.
A must read for any organization that is either struggling to get the results they need – or who are looking to take their organization to the next level.”

Craig W. Medlyn, SPHR, HR Director, The John Hopkins Carey Business School

“As a business owner, we want to insure that our employees are fully engaged. Using the concepts, tools and techniques shared by Vicki Hess in 6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement allowed us to improve our employee’s job satisfaction, productivity, creativity and performance. Her ideas are easy to implement and have made a positive difference.”

John Goelz, President & CEO, Hawk Valve, LLC

“After reading this book I have always encouraged my employees to engage with their customers. I have always told my employees we will lose a certain amount of customers due to death, dealing with other family members, moving out of town but we lose our majority due to employees being indifferent and unprofessional. You need to engage your customers and make them feel that they are the most important reason you are here today. After reading the book I scheduled a store meeting. We are going to discuss some of your strategies on how we can all become more engaged with each other and our customer. We going to turn our POW’s into WOW’s. Thank you for writing such an eye opener.”

Mindi Leikin, Bare Necessities

 JHess “How to keep Employees happy and engaged is vital to any enterprise that is trying to do more with less, and we all know it cannot be done with just money.  Vicki Hess’s step by step guide is perfect for both seasoned executives or those new to the executive suite.  I was immediately able to put into practice her practical solutions to every day issues that every Manager encounters.”

John Hess, General Manager, MARLEY STATION MALL
The Woodmont Company

 RPavlin “Vicki has hit the nail square on the head once again with “6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement”.  She not only reminds leaders how to SHIFT from POW to WOW, but takes us to new levels with easy to implement ideas that move us beyond buzzwords like “employee engagement” all the way to taking responsibility for our own levels of satisfaction, energy, and productivity.  Don’t hesitate, just buy this book and quickly learn to drive engagement in your organization.”

Roshelle Pavlin, SPHR, MBTI® Certified Practitioner,
Human Resources Director, Dade Moeller

 Jennifer “6 Shortcuts To Employee Engagement is a book that will inspire action for leaders of organizations large and small.  Vicki’s book helps managers identify how engaged their employees are and how to genuinely strengthen their commitment and loyalty.  This is also a great read for team members who want to take ownership of how satisfied they are with their work life.  Vicki’s book offers common-sense but frequently overlooked strategies for increasing productivity, profits and career satisfaction for employees at all levels.”

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, President,
Jenerations Health Education, Inc.

“A must read for any manager…76 pages that could change you and your company’s future!  Vicki Hess makes the task of “Employee Engagement” easier by providing turnkey tools and exercises that can be implemented at any size organization. The section on Creating Connections is amazing!”

Paul Langhorst, Chief Marketing Officer – SchoolReach

 FullSizeRender “Vicki Hess is a poignant writer and speaker who gives a fresh and new perspective and outlook on a topic that has been around for years.  Employee engagement is very important to me and the organization that I work for.  There are parts of this book that really spoke to me about engagement and what that really means.  The 3 “Professionals”- Paradise, Prison and Parole.  This is a great way to identify the needs of the employee after identifying the “What’s in it for me” part of engagement.   I would think that we all would want to be a “Chief Paradise Officer” in our career. But, the truth is that many people are within the other categories. We have to really hone in on what is important to our employees.  What really keeps them “Satisfied-Energized and Productive”?   I try to do this every day with my team members and agree with Vicki about the one on one time with our employees, find out what challenges them as well as what are the POW’s and WOW’s in our control.  Another part of the book that I really can relate to is the “Match Game”.  This is a very important part of finding successors within an organization. Let people “Shine” and identify projects that speak to them while having the big picture in their mind.  This way, it is a win/win for the employee, team and company.   I highly recommend Vicki Hess’s book and will continue to follow her as an educator of employee engagement. She really speaks with heart and soul, I can tell that she cares about what she writes and has influenced many people to be a champion at “Employee Engagement”.  I will recommend this book to everyone I know, so we can always feel like the Chief Paradise Officer in our own life and make a difference in others.”

Allison Bloch Ehrlich, Senior Account Manager, Booking.com (USA) Inc.

 staub “6 Shortcuts is not just a book, it’s a multi-media tool to help managers improve their connection with their employees.  The book presents, in a lively voice, six shortcuts with useful ideas to establish, implement and monitor employee engagement.  Each shortcut includes an invite to a website tool box with videos and other tools designed to facilitate the shortcut.  As an owner of a moderate sized engineering firm with over 35 years of experience, one of the biggest challenges we are faced with is managing our millennial employees, and 6 Shortcuts to Employee Engagement is a great resource to help baby boom managers meet these challenges.”

Stu Taub, Partner, Wallace Montgomery


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