We know leaders, managers, and organizations need to work harder and do things differently to create conditions for more effective employee engagement – especially today, but it’s not only about them. As employees, we play an equally vital role.
We generally know and accept that managers have the greatest day-to-day impact on employee engagement. Yet, even our best managers are increasingly pressed and finding it harder to navigate and do right by their clients, their people, their organizations, and themselves.
Whether in an executive or management role, most of what we do today as leaders is not leadership. In a world of always urgent and constant busy, it can seem necessary to rely on our skills to win quarters and rescue projects, but that’s not the only thing needed.
Employee engagement is a powerful determinant of an organization’s success. Employee engagement is also central to the #1 issue facing many industries and organizations today: employee recruitment and retention.
We have a mission as an organization. It is why we exist. The best ones attract, inspire, and guide our actions. We have a mission as individuals as well. Our mission is more about our “who” than our “why”, and it evolves over time.
As leaders, principals, and owners, we generally leave a lot of money on the table and drive up costs with our lack of effectiveness in management and training.
Looking for the perfect “win-win” in terms of work and life balance for high-performing individuals and sustained growth and profits for your organization?
Imagine being your best self. Imagine how much more contented and less stressful life would be if you could “do you” really well and effectively… and do so all the time? The first step is to imagine it.
Many of us have a sense that something may be off, that we may be tracking off-course, or that we may not even be on the right track anymore. As a result, many of us are considering whether we need to pivot.
In our busyness, we can easily lose sight of the “big picture”. Just as easily, however, we can gain perspective of the momentum and trajectory of our life and career by connecting the dots of our past and present.