April’s frontline festival is on one of my favorite topics, Employee Engagement. We have a wonderful line-up of posts.
We begin with Joy and Tom Guthrie’s, Vizwerx, LLC, pic. See above.
Practical Engagement Practices
Jesse Lyn Stoner, Seapoint Center, offers her Guest Post on Switch and Shift, First Engage Yourself It’s difficult to engage your employees if you yourself are not engaged. Here are 7 questions to assess your own engagement and suggestions for what you can do. Follow Jesse @JesseLynStoner
Wally Bock, Wally Bock’s Three Star Leadership, shares 10 Engagement Building Behaviors for the Boss. Study after study has shown us that if you’re the boss, you are the person with the biggest impact on the productivity, morale and engagement of your team. Here are ten things you can do to improve all three. Follow Wally @WallyBock
Tune it to Tanveer Naseer Leadership to find out what 3 critical steps leaders should be employing to boost employee engagement levels in their organization in Tanveer Naseer’s post, Learning To Connect To Boost Employee Engagement, Follow Tanveer @TanveerNaseer
Alli Polin, Break the Frame, brings us practical advice in her post, Are You a Negativity Carrier or the Antidote? There will always be negative people at work who like to create a crisis. Discover how you can transform their negativity and invite engagement. Follow Alli @AlliPolin
“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” -Simon Sinek
Mary Jo Asmus, Aspire-cs, offers Where do you spend your time? A recipe for failure in a new position: keeping your head down, not reaching out to others. This post offers tips to lead and actually LEAD your team to get them engaged! Follow Mary Jo @mjasmus
Jim Ryan, Soft Skills for Hard Jobs, shares Morning Check-In Meetings – Maybe the most powerful management tool there is Making a simple addition of a quick 10 minute meeting before the day starts can have quite an impact on the engagement level of your team. Follow Jim @jryan4 I’m with Jim, I had certain roles where a Morning check made all the difference.
In her post, Please, thank you, and I’m sorry – words for kindergarten and leadership, Robyn McLeod from The Thoughtful Leaders Blog shares how these three phrases that we learned in kindergarten can pave the way for better relationships and communication at work as well as engender trust, respect, and a higher level of engagement from your staff. Follow Robyn @ThoughtfulLdrs
“Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.” -Francis Hesselbein
Matt McWilliams, Life. Leadership. Love. Learned the Hard Way offers Two Scientifically Proven Techniques to be a Better Leader, Spouse, & More In this post, he shares two incredible techniques that will increase employee engagement and so much more. Follow Matt @MattMcWilliams2
Chantal Bechervaise, Take it Personel-ly shares specific ways to offer support in her post, Help Employees to Believe in Themselves, Employees need to know that you have faith in their ability to do their jobs well. It also requires commitment to help support employees when times are tough. Follow Chantal @CBechervaise
Employee Engagement Starts With Leadership
Julie Winkle Giulioni, juliewinklegiulioni.com shares a sentiment I often feel. It’s not always about doing more to drive engagement, but by what we need to stop. In her post, Stop Driving Employees Nuts Julie reminds us that employee engagement, motivation, and results are less about introducing new leadership behaviors and more about just stopping the stuff that makes employees crazy. Follow Julie @juliewg Continue Reading…