Engage others with hello.
I appreciate NPR’s collection of essays stating the strong belief of many individuals.
What do you believe?
What do you believe about employee engagement?
Here are a few snippet’s from Howard White’s NPR This I Believe story:
The Power of Hello
I work at a company where there are about a gazillion employees. I can’t say that I know them all by name, but I know my fair share of them. I think that almost all of them know me. I’d say that’s the reason I’ve been able to go wherever it is I’ve made it to in this world. It’s all based on one simple principle: I believe every single person deserves to be acknowledged, however small or simple the greeting.
I’ve become vice president but that hasn’t changed the way I approach people. I still follow my mother’s advice. I speak to everyone I see, no matter where I am. I’ve learned that speaking to people creates a pathway into their world, and it lets them come into mine, too.
The day you speak to someone that has their head held down and when they lift it up and smile, you realize how powerful it is just to open your mouth and say, “Hello.”
Click here to read or listen to the full version of Howard White’s Power of Hello.
Now write your own statement of belief by following these NPR guidelines:
- Tell a story
- Be brief
- Name your belief
- Be positive
- Be personal
I encourage all of us to write our own 350 to 500 word personal and positive story on employee engagement.
When you have finished your story, send it to me or let me know. You may even want to send it to NPR by clicking here.
This I Believe. I will write my belief story and post it here within the next two months.