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Employee Engagement and Empowerment
A Tale of Two Managers: Command versus Commitment
Motivation or morale problems are usually rooted in leaders failing to engage people in the broader aims and ideals of the organization.
Beyond Manipulating and Motivating to Leading and Inspiring
When confronting morale problems, managers will often succumb to the Victimitis Virus and blame the declining work ethic, or any number of societal factors. But these factors are more imagined than real. Studies show that people's real needs are much less mercenary than most managers believe.
Bridging the Credibility Gap
One deadly consequence of the management credibility gap is that employees emotionally distance and disengage themselves from their bosses and their organizations, and this we/they schism can have profoundly negative consequences.
Customer Satisfaction is a Reflection of Employee Satisfaction
A company's external customer service is only as strong as the company's internal leadership, and the culture of commitment that this leadership creates.
Decentralized Organization Structures Empower and Energize
High performing organizations that are thriving in today's chaotic world, are adapting and pioneering a wide variety of highly decentralized structures. They are giving up control of people so that people can control their own and the organization's destiny.
Emotional Empowerment Builds Commitment
Most managers recognize that one of their key roles is motivating others, and the key to motivation is empowerment. Internal commitment is participatory and very closely allied with empowerment.
Empowerment Through Passion and Commitment
Making jobs more rewarding is the best way to influence motivation and job satisfaction. It requires giving employees more control over the processes they are involved in for real empowerment.
Engagement is an Inside Job
Building partnerships through involvement and participation results in strong leadership that leads to high performance.
Getting it Together: Integrating Customer Focus, Involvement, and Horizontal Management
Change direction from internal to customer focus, functional to horizontal management and management-centeredness to total involvement.
Leaders Make the Difference
Not all organizations perform equally. The significant variable is the quality of leadership.
Manage Things, Lead People
To manage is to control, handle, or manipulate. To lead is to guide, influence, or persuade.
Might is No Longer Right
Lack of compassion and understanding can adversely affect a company's turnover. In today's workplace, a management style of pushing people around often pushes the highest performers right out the door.
Morale Problem? Look in the Mirror
Creating the conditions for self-motivation leads to satisfied employees producing satisfied customers.
Pathways and Pitfalls to Giving Personal Recognition and Appreciation
Effective reward and recognition is an integrated process, not a bolt-on program. Discover the Giving Personal Recognition and Appreciation approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization's pathway to success.
Retaining Top People
Retention and engagement are critical to an organization's success, but attracting and retaining talented people is a growing challenge for many organizations.
Reward and Recognition Reinforce Paternalism or Partnerships
The big differences with reward and recognition approaches have to do with how they're used. Making them shallow and crass will threaten to swing attention away from the meaningful issues of principles and purpose and move to self-interest and selfishness.
Stop Managing and Start Leading
Truly good corporate leaders, know how to remove barriers between themselves and their staff.
Systems and Structure Pathways and Pitfalls
Discover the Systems and Structure approaches that can help you to avoid the pitfalls and pave your organization’s pathway to success.
The Power of Passion
Leadership is emotional. Leadership deals with feelings. Leadership is made up of dreams, inspiration, excitement, desire, pride, care, passion, and love. The areas of our lives where we show the strongest leadership.
The View from the Front Line
Customer-focused organizations build internal communication processes around the valuable players that deal directly with the public.
Wise Managers Treat Layoffs as Last Resort
Management can be tough, but leadership takes real courage. "Dumbsizing" sometimes provides short-term relief, while hurting companies in the long-term.
Management versus Leadership
Vision, Values, and Purpose
Goals and Priorities
Systems and Structure
Measurement and Feedback
Education and Communication
Innovation and Organizational Learning
Training and Development
Recognition, Appreciation, and Celebration
Personal Vision, Values, and Purpose
Attitude and Outlook
Personal Integrity and Values Alignment
Passion, Commitment, and Self-Discipline
Deepening Spirit, Meaning, and Purpose
Personal Growth and Continuous Improvement
Communicating, Motivating, and Influencing
Building Team Vision, Values, and Purpose
Serving, Influencing, and Leading Upward
Fostering Openness and Transparency
Employee Engagement and Empowerment
Building Team Spirit
Coaching and Developing
Removing Obstacles & Energy Drains