Your culture is a choice.  Just like the loyalty and performance of your people.

“Employees come first.  If you take care of the employees, they will take care of the clients.” – Richard Branson

Employee engagement represents the loyalty, performance and emotional commitment of your people to your organization.

Engagement is the ability to be present, focused, and energized.

But what engagement accomplishes is even more striking.


Engaged teams go above and beyond what is expected of them. Engaged teams outperform other teams by a wide margin.

Are you doing everything you can to increase your employee engagement?

The smart people at Harvard Business Review published a global study: “The Impact of Employee Engagement on Performance.”

This HBR study identifies employee engagement as a critical factor for business success.

Executive leadership was important but was not identified as the top item for business success.

These are the TOP 5 ITEMS IDENTIFIED by Harvard Business Review’s study as most likely to bring business success:

  1. High levels of customer service 80%
  2. Effective communication 73%
  3. High levels of employee engagement 71%
  4. Strong executive leadership 71%
  5. Efficient productivity 68%


We hear so much talk about the awe-inspiring power of executive development.

But what about developing the people in your business who deliver the work under your leadership?

  • Businesses with a strong learning culture enjoy employee engagement and retention rates 30-50% higher than those that don’t (Robert Half).

And the best part about learning & development? It gives you a wonderful return on investment! The ability of your team to excel in high impact areas will deliver better results for you.

Because with training, you increase your team’s engagement AND you give them skills to increase performance.

What are you doing to boost your team’s soft skills for effective communication in areas like communications?  How are they being trained to handle difficult conversations, negotiations and high-performance team building to achieve exceptional customer service levels?

These factors may seem like fuzzy, “Soft Skills,” but these skills are the tipping point turning basic employees into the performance champions.  And the abilities can be taught, coached and developed in an accelerated way – boosting and turbo-charging your business right now.

  • “Zappos was built on the simple premise that to have happy customers, we need happy employees. To have happy employees, we need a great company culture. The success of Zappos demonstrates the linkage between company culture and employee engagement to company success.” said Alfred Lin, partner at Sequoia Capital and former chairman and COO of Zappos.
  • As Vice President of Talent Management at Newell Rubbermaid, Mike Rickheim explains: “Engagement is not just a warm, fuzzy thing. It’s about giving people the tools they need to succeed in their careers, which in turn drives the outcomes that we’re seeking in the market-place.  It’s a win-win proposition.”

Employee Experience is listed by Gartner as one of the Top Focus areas for 2019.(Gartner 2019 Executive HR Priorities)

People want to grow.  It is a human need.


Promotions?  Raises?  Financial rewards & incentives?  These are nice but at the end of the day, you can’t give away the farm.  You can’t promote everyone.  And remember, while you can buy people’s hands, you can never buy their hearts.

Did you know one of the quickest & easiest ways to improve and increase your employee engagement?  TRAIN YOUR PEOPLE.  That’s right.  Invest in your people.

When you give your team the skills and emotional tools to work smarter and more effectively, corporate learning becomes your competitive advantage.

You want to build and increase your employee engagement.  You want to deliver the benefits of higher employee engagement.  You want to leave the laggards behind to eat your dust.  It all starts with developing your team to compete and win the way you want them to.

So how is learning & development part of your culture?

It bears repeating…  Businesses with a strong learning culture enjoy employee engagement and retention rates 30-50% higher than those that don’t (Robert Half).

That’s why I developed Success Corporate training with 8 Corporate Learning Programs and 24 Full Day Workshops designed to focus on building vital skills for your team targeting the top, most important factors identified for business success.

Your business can only grow to the extent that your people do.

Call me at Success Corporate training and let’s talk about how we can help you develop your team.  Let’s sharpen your competitive edge to win in a fast-changing and competitive world.

Our business is your success!  It all starts with a conversation.

Let’s talk.

Chris Collucci is an award-winning entrepreneur with decades of Fortune 500 corporate & business leadership experience. Chris Collucci’s Business Evolution Coaching practice and Success Corporate Training business help develop support the success of others in deeply meaningful ways. He also writes and delivers brand development services, graphic design and copywriting for select clients who present cool and intriguing projects. Chris is currently authoring 3 books and writes actively on a variety of subjects. His hobbies include playing guitar and singing covers with friends at open mics on weekends and a love for the great outdoors with back-country camping in late summer. Chris writes best when parked at random Starbucks locations surrounded by the buzz of people and caffeine with a good set of headphones cranking out crunchy Alt Rock playlists. He is a confessed fitness-nut, semi-professional-trophy-husband and a dedicated father of two spectacularly-awesome kids. Visit his Website at and reach out to connect, anytime.