Fantastic Video on Zander: Creating Shining Eyes for Employee Engagement.
by David Zinger
I love TED talks and I love Benjamin Zander. Combine the two and you will watch one of the most inspiring videos you could ever imagine. Yes, Zander is talking about classical music but just substitute the word employee engagement each time you hear classical music and you will move your employee engagement efforts to a whole new level of connection.
Watch this video at least twice, or better yet, watch this video every Monday morning for the next few months to create employee engagement where you work. I believe the last 5 minutes of the video are very key for those of us involved in eliciting, encouraging, or drawing out the engagement of others.
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Here are a couple of snippets from his talk revised to an employee engagement context:
How would you walk, how would you talk, how would you be if you thought only 17% of your employees could be fully engaged?
How would you walk, how would you talk, how would you be if you thought everyone could be fully engaged, they just haven’t experienced it yet.
Success is how many shining eyes show up at work.
As leaders we don’t do the work for employees, we awaken the possibility in them.
Who am I being that my employee’s eyes are not shining.
Are you creating shining eyes?