The Power of Pull (Review): Are you engaging in Pull?
Engage with pull. To enhance employee engagement and to engage more fully in our work we would benefit by following the approach outlined in The Power of Pull.
From Maui to You. Hagle, Brown and Davison wrote The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion. The Power of Pull begins with the story of Maui surfers developing stronger and innovative ways to enhance performance and weaves together an approach each of us can apply to create more “pull” in our own domains.
Pull is about expanding our awareness of what is possible and evolving new dispositions, mastering new practices, and taking new actions to realize those possibles. It is about firguring out how to be systematic in how we combine work and life to pursue our passions, how to find others who share our passion but bring different experiences and perspectives to challenging performance needs, and how to create conditions where we’re more likely to happen upon interesting people, resources, and opportunities — even as we contribute the same chances to others (p. 8).
3 Levels of pull. This wonderful book can help you increase your pull. There are 3 primary levels to pull:
- Access: Find and access people when we need them.
- Attract. Attract people and resource to you that are relevant and valuable not just through search but also through serendipity.
- Achieve. Ability to pull from within ourselves the insight and performance to achieve potential.
Are you ready to subvert? Are you ready to subvert the old push mindset and approach and increase your pull?
Pull is truly subversive. It forces us to confront and understand ourselves as individuals in ways that most of us have long forgotten how to do. It motivates us to learn more about the people we work with, and it drives us to seek out others who can be trusted to engage with us in very risky yet satisfying ways to push our performance envelopes and learn faster. (p.245)
Get Pull. Pull offers a lot of insight and a clear articulation of a practice to improve both how and why we work.
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David Zinger, M.Ed., is an employee engagement writer, educator, speaker, coach, and consultant. He offers exceptional contributions on employee engagement for leaders, managers, and employees. David founded and moderates the 2300 member Employee Engagement Network. His website offers 1000 posts/articles relating to employee engagement and strength based leadership. David is involved in the application of Enterprise 2.0 approaches to engagement and the precursor, creating engaging approaches to communication, collaboration, and community within Enterprise 2.0.
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