Kevin Sheridan Kevin Sheridan
Kevin Sheridan is a New York Times best-selling author, a frequent keynote speaker and the chief engagement officer of Kevin Sheridan LLC. He can be reached at kevin (at) kevinsheridanllc (dot) com.

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The Non-Negotiable List – 20 Red Flags For Interviews


If you ever interview job candidates, you need a “non-negotiable list.” This list is used during the interview process to help identify “warning signs” that candidates ...
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High Altitude Engagement: How Great Leaders Guide Teams to the Summit


This blog post, originally written just prior to last month’s earthquakes in Nepal, features how the culture of high altitude mountaineering applies to employee engagement. The ...
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Take an “Engagement Selfie”


While watching the Chicago Bulls at the United Center, I took this “selfie,” which prompted me to think that every worker needs to regularly take an “engagement selfie.” If ...
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So What if You’re Not a “Best Place to Work”?


Are you frustrated by trying to get your finance people or other senior executives to understand the value of measuring and building employee engagement? If so, you are not alone. I’ve ...
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Engagement Unbroken – Lessons From a War Hero


I just finished reading Laura Hillenbrand’s Best Seller Unbroken, which was adapted into a movie directed by Angelina Jolie and release Christmas day 2014. (For those of you who haven’t ...
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Five Key Lessons on Employee Engagement From “The Boys in the Boat”


I just finished reading The Boys in the Boat, a fantastic underdog story about the University of Washington’s Crew Team and their quest to win Gold at Nazi Germany’s 1936 Berlin ...
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The Unsung Hero of Retention


“It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and I’m wearing Milk Bone underwear.” — Norm Peterson, the TV show Cheers  Even if you don’t work at the bar where everyone knows ...
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The Trend of Virtual Work


Yahoo’s CEO’s decision earlier this year not to allow employees to work from home is very short-sighted.  In fact, the clear evidence about the benefits of telecommuting is very ...
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Keys to Talent Attraction, Retention and Engagement: Recognition, Part 2


Last week, I discussed how workers respond well when their efforts are recognized by management, and shared five best practices in establishing and running a recognition program for ...
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The Key Driver of Talent Attraction, Retention and Engagement: Recognition


“Nice work!” “Excellent job!” “Great effort!” “A+!!” Many managers forget what teachers have known for years: People respond well to recognition for their hard work. ...
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