StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 36 – The Warning Signs of Employee Disenfranchisement

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Episode 36 – The Warning Signs of Employee Disenfranchisement explores the warning signs of employee disenfranchisement; indicators that lost productivity, contribution and rising attrition may be eminent. During our discussion, Michael Lee Stallard, author of Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity, and Productivity and co-Founder and President of E Pluribus Partners, shares with us his insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • the benefits leaders realize as a result of better engaging their employees
  • observable behaviors, policies, and organizational structures that disenfranchise employees
  • precursor indicators that can be used as an ‘early warning system’ to detect the onset of employee disenfranchisement
  • processes, monitoring systems, and performance measures leaders can use to recognize the onset of disenfranchisement
  • the extent leaders should enlist the assistance of outside advisors to evaluate their business environment and workforce sentiments and the benefits of doing so
  • key attributes separating leaders who successfully engage employees from those who do not

Additional Information

In addition to the outstanding insights Michael shares in Fired Up or Burned Out and this edition of the StrategyDriven Podcast are the resources accessible from his websites,,, and Michael’s Connection Culture Manifesto can be downloaded for free by clicking here. His book, Fired Up or Burned Out, can be purchased by clicking here.

A special gift for StrategyDriven readers…

We are pleased to announce that Michael has made the electronic version of his book, Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity, and Productivity, available for download at no cost to our readers. Simply click on the link above to download your copy of this remarkable book on how to better engage employees; igniting their creativity, imagination, and spirits to the success of the organization.

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About the Author

Michael Lee Stallard, author of Fired Up or Burned Out, is co-Founder and President of E Pluribus Partners, a consulting firm specializing in helping leaders create ‘Connection Cultures’ to form strong bonds among the management, employees, and customers of an organization. Michael’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Leader to Leader, Human Resource Executive, and Fox Business Now. He has spoken at conferences organized by The Conference Board, GE, Google, NASA, Johnson & Johnson and Yale-New Haven Hospital. To read Michael’s full biography, click here.

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