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Kevin Jones
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Attended Boise State University
Lives in Huntsville, AL
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"Engaging Your Employees Through Learning" A podcast interview with +Bart Schutte  http://www.vinjones.com/vinjones-podcasts/
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Introducing the weekly VINJONES Podcast - Secrets of the Engaged Employee. Weekly interviews with those who have experience creating engaging workplaces, and love it! #EmployeeEngagement

We start with +Carrie Basham Young +Ayelet Baron +Tony Peleska 
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http://www.vinjones.com/control-or-self-management-a-vinjones-discussion/

As part of the VINJONES Discussions, use this video at the start of your meeting to discuss what parts of your team you should control, and which you should allow to be should self-managed.
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Challenge Your Meetings – a VINJONES Discussion
http://www.vinjones.com/challenge-your-meetings-a-vinjones-discussion/

A life without meetings.  Realistic?  No, but what about a life without unnecessary or drawn out meetings?

You bet.

Imagine, if you will, a meeting where people are struggling to stay awake.  They are there in person, but not in spirit.  This is the opposite of employee engagement.  For many of you, it won’t be hard to imagine this meeting because you are about to go into it.

Let’s reclaim the precious time.

As part of the VINJONES Discussions, use this video at the start of your meeting to discuss – oddly enough – the validity of not only that meeting, but all other meetings.

Are they necessary?
What can make them more effective?
What is the purpose of that meeting next Tuesday?
Can the goal be accomplished in another way?
What meetings could we do without?
Which meeting is no longer relevant?

If you feel you are going to go into one of “those” meetings that will waste your time, do you have the power to skip it without retribution?
All you need to do is show this video at the beginning of your meeting and start the discussion. Give a chance for your team to open up and be honest.  You will be amazed at what they come up with.
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How to Convert Introverts into Extroverts

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As part of the Employee Engagement Design method, we interview employees. I could do this 10,000 times and I will always be amazed at what I learn.

Recently I was interviewing an employee of a company as part of an effort to understand their current culture.  He was one of hundreds of engineers who have been labeled as introverts.  He said that anything we do must take into account that fact that we are dealing with many introverts because they respond differently to company initiatives.

When he said this, a little devious thought came in my mind....

http://www.vinjones.com/convert-introverts-extroverts
Does your environment create introverts that hold back, are shy, and don't want to engage? Or does it create those who are passionate about their work?
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From Presentations to Conversations

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Podcast: #EmployeeEngagement in IT - An Interview with +Tony Peleska  > He gets it!  Thanks for your time and insights, Tony!
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Podcast: The Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Company with +Carrie Basham Young 
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*Up Next Week:  The VINJONES Podcast - Secrets of the Engaged Employee *

It's almost out!  I have recorded six of these and am having so much fun with my guests!  They know their stuff and are great people and I am excited to share them with you!
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Best Employee Engagement Posts – May 11th

Do you see the tide shifting?  Are you reading and hearing about how we are focused less on WHAT we do and more on WHY we do it?  Less on PRODUCTIVITY and more on PEOPLE?

Here are some articles pointing that way.  Not only on the need, but also on examples of those who are doing it.
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Reimagining the way we work to thrive in the new economy. Organizational strategist, speaker, videographer, entrepreneur.
Skills
Upgrading the way organizations work.
Employment
  • Organizational Consultant
    Organizational Strategy, 2008 - present
  • Intel
  • Integra Telecom
  • GTS
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Huntsville, AL
Previously
Beaverton, OR - Springfield, OR - Ogden, UT - West Jordan, UT
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K&Q=(La-C3)(A+e)=D*E
Introduction
Reimagine the Organization
Innovating the way we work to thrive in the new economy. 

Organizational strategist, speaker, videographer. Blogging and creating videos at http://vinJones.com.  
Bragging rights
8 kids, 1 amazing wife and have arrested two people as a citizen.
Education
  • Boise State University
    M.S. Instructional & Performance Technology, 2011
  • University of Oregon
    B.S. Business Administration, emphasis in Finance, 1998
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Why Management Hasn't Changed and What To Do About It
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Why have companies changed the way they manage? Five reasons why the haven't and what to do about it. Hint: It is about emotion, oddly enoug

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Google Plus Integration for Chrome

Mormon Newsroom - Mormon Volunteerism Highlighted in New Study
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As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( Mormons ) continues to receive heightened media attention, a new study focuses on the g

Want Your Company to Grow? Fire Your Managers!
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Too many employees work for their boss rather than their company or their clients. Businesses these days are filled with multiple layers of

How to Tell if an Organization is Asleep at the Wheel
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Sometimes we need to throw in a wrench to see if an org is awake. Their reaction will speak volumes of where they are.

Logic and Emotion in the Design of a Watch
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I have never noticed, but there is emotion in a watch. How can it be designed to play on that?

Social Business Failure #2: Rely on Stats
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To show ROI we are forced to give stats – yet the stats don't move to action and only tell part of the story.

We slept at a different BW last night and it was decent, nicer than this one and $60 cheaper. Not sure why this one is more expensive besides different town. Not too impressed. For $15 less (times two rooms) we have stayed at Little America (which is close). Sure, no breakfast was included, but the rooms and hotel overall were MUCH nicer. In addition, the internet is VERY slow here. I'm trying to work right now and am having a very difficult time doing it. Rooms are cramped, but fine and clean for a quick stay.
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I'm from out of town and Expercom was recommended. Friendly, quick and honest, they fixed my MPB. I thought two things were wrong, and they said that one issues was creating the other and all they had to fix was the first. Wish we had the same people/store in my home town.
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The prices here for the food are VERY reasonable. We love coming here. Good food (especially the croissants with the honey glaze - they are to die for), good atmosphere, and I can't complain - except... It is so popular that there is usually a long wait to get in. Come no later than 5pm if you want to get in any time soon. Service is good. We did have an incident one time, but the manager more than made up for it. They are very generous here.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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