Percolating a human connected view of the workplace is a key task for leaders
Michael Lee Stallard, a terrific employee engagement friend, along with Howard Behar, a former president of Starbucks, have written a powerful and needed post: Overcoming Leadership Myopia.
2 Zingers. Here are two snippets to whet your appetite for more:
In our quest to produce results, we have lost sight of the importance of engaging people. As human beings we have emotions. We have hopes and dreams. We have a conscience. We want to be respected, to be recognized for our talents, to belong, to have autonomy or control over our work and our lives, to experience personal growth, and to do work that we believe is worthwhile and in a way that we feel is ethical. It’s how we are wired. When we work in an environment that recognizes these realities of our human nature, we thrive.
For individuals and organizations to thrive again, we must be intentional about balancing the time we spend managing tasks and connecting with the people in our organizations. Too much time spent on one side or the other is unhealthy and leads to poor performance.
From coffee to community. Now, go grab a coffee, and maybe even better, a few other leaders and read the post together to determine how to move beyond the daily grind to create the human experience in the workplace. To go directly to Michael and Howard’s post, click here.
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David Zinger breathes employee engagement. His writing, speaking, coaching, and consulting focus on helping organizations and individuals increase employee engagement by 20%. David founded the 3200 member Employee Engagement Network. The network is committed to increasing employee engagement 20% by 2020. Contact David today to enhance engagement where you work.
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