A recent Gallup poll indicated that less than 1/3 of the combined American/Canadian workforce are commited to making positive contributions to their workplace… which places us amongst the world leaders! Leadership consultant and career coach Bud Bilanich shares why this can actually be a good thing, as well as tips on how to become re-engaged to your work! Also today, behavioral health specialist Georgianna Donadio shares why the government shutdown might be just one (really big) indication of a major inability to communicate in this country.

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If you are having a hard time being engaged…really commited to making positive contributions… you are far from alone. Nearly 7 out of 10 people are with you on that. Dr. Bud Bilanich, leadership consultant and career coach, has examined the issue of engagement at work, and found that all is not lost. “It can be good for the employees who are engaged,” he says, adding that being engaged provides plenty of opportunity to shine. But for those who are not, Bilanich looks at ways to change that, such as the employer themselves ratcheting up the engagement of their workers, re-establishing what bought you to that line of work in the first place, or even trying something new and exciting instead. Dr. Bilanich, aka The Common Sense Guy, has been featured or quoted in nearly every major news network or periodical. With a Doctorate of Education from Harvard, he is a well regarded motivational speaker and has gone on to author 19 books, including the Success Tweets series.

For over 30 years, Dr. Georgianna Donadio has been a pioneer in the field of behavioral health, working with healthcare professionals and patients in changing behaviors to lead to better health. This work is the foundation for her new book, Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy-to-Learn, Proven Communication Skills. Dr. Donadio uses the government shutdown as a prime example of the impact a lack of communication can have and that consequences that can come with it. She also presents her thoughts on how we can fix the lack of solid communication, starting in our own backyards. Dr. Donadio’s expertise has been called upon by hundreds of online, print, and radio and tv interviews, and she recently retired from a 20 year stint of hosting the nationally syndicated cable tv show, Woman to Woman.

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