Read and apply Dr. Ned Hallowell’s Shine.
Ed Hallowell is one of my favorite nonfiction authors after writing CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD. He just released a new book, Shine: Using Brain Sciences to Get The Best from Your People.
In Shine, Dr. Hallowell outlines 5 steps managers and leaders and take to create peak performance in their people:
- Grapple and Grow
Hallowell offers a clear and concise book on the how to get the most from people. The key ideas are listed at the end of each chapter and the last chapter offers a summary of the 5 steps and how they interact. It is an easy book to read and a good road map to follow to foster enhanced employee engagement.
Here is a sample of Dr. Hallowell’s recommendations:
- Help people determine what adds value to their organization or world.
- Find the marginalized people and try to bring them in.
- Create a culture of questioning anything and everything.
- Be more of a catalyst than an answer as you help others grapple and grow.
- Recognize achievement and growth mind-sets or optimism
I encourage you to buy the book and practice the principles. As a bonus to the review I encourage you to watch this 10 minute HBR ideacast video interview with Dr. Hallowell on the path to peak performance.
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David Zinger has taken a real SHINE to employee engagement. He works with organizations and individuals to improve employee engagement. His writing, speaking, coaching, and consulting focus on helping organizations and individuals increase employee engagement by 20%. David founded the 3360 member Employee Engagement Network. The network is committed to increasing employee engagement 20% by 2020.
Contact David today to increase engagement where you work. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone 204 254 2130 / Website: www.davidzinger.com)