It is time we do an “about face” in employee engagement.
About face is a military command to turn clockwise 180 degrees. It is also defined as a total change of attitude or viewpoint.
I think leaders need to do an about face in how they look at the organization.
First, they need to turn employee engagement around 180 degrees to realized they are part of the employees they are talking about. It is not about “those people”…we are all those people.
Before we ever become concerned about “getting” employees more engagement we must look at our own engagement.
Let’s make a “You-Turn” away from getting others engaged to letting ourselves become fully engaged in our work. One good leader modelling full and authentic engagement may be worth a million motivational slogans.
Are you ready to engage?