Be Small. Do Good Work. That is Enough.
Recently, I have noticed more experts referring to themselves, or having other refer to them as evangelists. Evangelist means a person and especially a preacher who tries to convince people to become Christian or someone who speaks with “great” enthusiasm. We don’t need to convert people to employee engagement. We need to respect, empower, listen and get out of the way. If you want to evangelize then go to a church and preach to your hearts content. If you want to make a difference at work:
stop cajoling -> start accepting
stop preaching -> start teaching
stop telling -> start asking
stop speaking -> start listening
stop presenting -> start facilitating
stop owning -> start sharing
stop the sermon -> start serving
stop shouting -> start whispering
stop getting -> start letting
stop fearing -> start caring
stop commanding -> start inviting
stop doubting -> start trusting
David Zinger believes in small, simple, strong, significant and sustainable actions to take steps in the right direction in employee engagement. Contact him if you dare to be small and good with your work.