Aleassa Schambers

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Aleassa Schambers – pronounced A-Lisa (but also answers to Aleecha, Akasa, Al-e-ass-a – really anything close or not! Thanks Mom and Dad) – is Director of Marketing at Root. She has 20-something years’ experience marketing B2B brands for both large ($1B) and small (start-up) organizations. A passionate advocate for Root, Aleassa spends her days thinking about how to get more organizations and leaders to recognize the value of creating strong company cultures that can deliver positive transformations for both their people and their customers. She is an equally passionate alumna of the University of Michigan. Her happy place is her family’s cabin on Lake Superior.

Posts by Aleassa Schambers

Getting to the Heart of Real Change

We absolutely MUST embrace this single truth: the experience our employees have shapes their attitudes, which drives their behaviors at the office.

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Engage Your People

Three tips to make your change initiative stick by helping every single person understand the "why" and "what" of the strategy and "how" they impact results.

Shifting Business Priorities: The Nature of the Beast

Shifting business priorities can cause headaches, but by focusing on early wins and painting a positive picture makes a difference in long-term success.

Metaphors, Visualization, and Discussion! Oh, My!: Three Proven Employee Engagement Ideas

You have a new strategy and need employee engagement ideas? Combining metaphors, visualization and discussion enables your strategy to be a success.

How to Inspire and Motivate a Team

Everyone has their way to motivate a team; here’s how we do it at Root. Motivating a team is a rewarding experience that has a lasting impact.

The Truth About Employee Engagement Strategies that Last

To create employee engagement strategies that last, it takes more than a ping pong table and snacks. Here some people actually care about at work.

How to Build Better Employee Engagement

Build better employee engagement by creating super super fan employees. Super fan employees are game changers to their organizations.

Learn Something New Every Day

All of us can learn from one another if we take the time to open up and listen. Even community leaders, politicians, and CEOs have room to learn a lesson.

The Fear Invasion

Realism and truth telling are the heart of authentic engagement. But many organizations lack realism and by not embracing honesty and truth they are at risk

Healthcare Reform Act – The State of Readiness

Are your people prepared for all of the changes? Do they understand what the end game will look like and the outcomes need to be as a result of the changes?

What Would Your Successor Do?

What do you do when you’re caught in the mire or having analysis paralysis? How to make better decisions in life and work

Cultivating Strategy Through Employees

DuPont Pioneer leaders wanted to increase employee engagement with better clarity, alignment and focus on the company strategy, its process and growth plans

The Secrets of Leading Workplaces

A study revealed seven areas where leaders can make changes in the workplace that would have a significant impact on the organization

Just Trust Me

Check out this short 10-minute webinar from Root CEO, Jim Haudan, who shares some details on these four areas where leaders can help build trust.

Hey HR Execs: Do You Know What Your Employees Are Thinking?

Research shows that HR managers may not know what their employees are thinking as much as they think.

It’s 2013… the Year of the Person!

Perspectives on how to anticipate, understand, and initiate conversations with your people to build engagement and improve performance.

Is That a Smartphone in Your Pocket…?

Whether its training, implementing a new process, or embracing a strategy – technology plays a critical role in how we absorb data and work on a daily basis

Imagery, Cartoons, Visuals and the Story of Your Company

What’s the case for storytelling? The mind processes information faster and better when it's in the form of something memorable and cohesive, like a story.

Making It Work at Work

Research on high performers and their daily practices sheds light on effective habits and routines that should be encouraged across the entire organization.

The Times, They Are a-Changing

Despite the strides women have made in the workplace, there is still significant work to do. How does your organization support the evolving role of women?

Educating and Engaging Your Employees

Are you tapped into your employees? Are you confident they understand the driving force behind your company? If you can’t answer “yes”,take a closer listen.

Turning Unconventional Thinking into Smart Strategy

The Accordion Chart is an innovative tool that provides a useful visual breakdown of everything you need to know to get your employees on the same page.

6 Ways to Build a High-Performing Organization

If you want a high-performing organization, the good news is, it's not that difficult to identify those things that really yield high performance.

Onboarding: Starting Off on the Right Foot

Making an employee’s first months and year as successful as possible begins before they even show up for Day 1 and goes far beyond paperwork.

Honesty is The Best Policy in Business – Here’s Why

Be sure to be create an organization where people feel safe to tell the truth because honesty is the best policy.

7 Habits of Highly Creative Organizations

Anyone can be creative, but there must be an environment that spurs and facilitates that creativity.Time to forgo traditional mindsets and predictability.

Connecting with Teams to Drive Guest Loyalty

HGI realized that it needed to form a better connection with its employees, so they, in turn, could better connect with guests and build loyalty

The Art of Visualization

Work with your people to get something on paper – images, words, ideas. Encourage everyone to contribute through every iteration of the visual.

Group Mojo: Creating Magic

A fear-free, open environment encourages people to share ideas. If people know it’s safe to share their thoughts in the workplace, the floodgates open.

Conversational Leadership: Thinking Together for a Change

An effective conversational leader needs to build a framework and define a clear purpose for the conversation so people understand the intention behind it.

Building Blocks for a High-Performing Team

When navigating change there must be an understanding of how everyone involved is a part of the bigger picture to create high performing teams

Accessing Genuine Dialogue

Without effective dialogue, achieving real results can be challenging. But how do you ensure the dialogue in your organization is genuine and meaningful?

Visualization as a Powerful Business Tool? You Bet!

Visualization is probably one of the strongest assets any organization has in its arsenal and is a major competitive differentiator

Want a Tree House? Think Again!

An organization is only as strong as its root system or foundation - mainly it's employees and how engaged they are in the big picture strategy.

Managers Can Make or Break Your Organization’s Strategy

If you want to make sure your front-line employees are getting what they need, make sure you are focusing on training your managers.

Plan a People Strategy like a Product Strategy

A people strategy is going to have a greater impact than a mere product launch. Learn why investing in your people is as important as a product launch.

The Art of Engagement – Inspiring People, Creating Change, and Making a Difference

Jim Haudan spoke at an event where he explained how organizations can inspire people, create change, and make a difference