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Want Engagement? Quit Advertising To Employees; Do Storytelling Instead

Want Engagement? Quit Advertising To Employees; Do Storytelling Instead | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
Selling to employees results in employees feeling like they’re being sold, which over time can foster disengagement, distrust and detachment.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 24, 2014 6:32 PM

Amen brother! That's what I said when I read this article by colleague Bill Baker @StorytellerBill. 


Corporations, communications folks, managers and leaders have got to stop talking "at" people, or on just "telling" stories. That is all just pushing messages to people -- which Bill says is simply another ad to put up with. And we wonder why employee engagement is so low!


As I encourage my clients, think of story sharing instead and story listening as the secret to turning this situation around.


Bill give us very concrete advice on what to avoid doing, and 3 pieces of solid advice what to do instead. Yeah!


Follow Bill's advice and you will start seeing a huge difference. Thanks Bill!


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, November 27, 2014 2:07 AM

Organizations need to stop pushing information onto employees, instead they should be pulling them into the ideas.0


"This approach requires more faith, trust and relinquishment of control, but it results in internal communications infused with greater humanity, which in turn generates greater understanding, conviction and a profound sense of belonging among employees."

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Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it

 

People are innately wired to avoid risk. During times of times of change and uncertainty, our risk aversion is amplified. Yet the number one way to gaining competitive edge is by creating a culture where people feel safe and emboldened to innovate and challenge the status quo thinking. The first key to creating a 'culture of courage' is leading from possibility, not probability.

 

Winston Churchill once said that courage is the first of all virtues because it is the only one that guarantees all others. Courage is also what it takes to set a bold course for yourself and your organization, engage in a courageous conversation, forge new ground, and to be decisive in uncertainty.

 


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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:54 PM

Building Courage In Our Culture ...

Teresa Lucke's curator insight, September 4, 2014 6:14 PM

Courage and passion trump fear, go ahead,  step out of your comfort zone!

Bénédicte Berche's curator insight, September 14, 2014 12:26 PM

L'audace est une habitude à prendre... Voilà 5 clés pour un leadership audacieux !

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AUCHAN mise sur de nouvelles pratiques managériales « le servant leadership » ou le »management agile »

AUCHAN mise sur de nouvelles pratiques managériales « le servant leadership » ou le »management agile » | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
Par Marielle Thomas Le bonheur est-il dans Auchan ? Il y a un an, nous recevions 15 directeurs de magasin Auchan venus découvrir ce management révolutionnaire qu’est la Libération. Les échanges ava...

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VUCA Times Call for DURT Leaders

VUCA Times Call for DURT Leaders | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
VUCA times call on leaders to raise their game, plant the seeds for a better future ahead. VUCA requires strong leadership.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 4, 2014 11:50 AM

When we are direct, are understood, are reliable, and trustworthy, we send signals about being responsible. The era of accountability and transparency are not about responsibility. We can still hide necessary information in being transparent. We cannot when we are responsible.

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 4, 2014 12:29 PM

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (aka VUCA)  does require good leadership. But all of the DURT behaviors are important and should be practiced regardless of conditions. Trust as we know is important for robust engagement, clarity is important for  broad alignment, directness is important for superb execution and reliability is important in sustainable adaptation.  Leadership's purpose in VUCA situations and, in general, is to maintain and build effectiveness in achieving results; the DURT behaviors and other Purposeful Leadership  behaviors is at the heart of organizational success regardless of circumstances. 

Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, June 5, 2014 2:54 AM

intéressant : les caractéristiques du leader dans un monde VUCA (volatile, incertain, complexe et ambiguë)

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7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it

As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the  many hallmarks of his leadership was trust.  The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was to support peace, prosperity and unity not only in South Africa – but throughout the world. Mandela was able to lead people in ways that many find impossible to do. As he famously said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

 

Unfortunately, trust is in rare supply these days.  People are having trouble trusting each other, according to an AP-GfK poll conducted in November 2013, which found that Americans are suspicious of each other in their everyday encounters.


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Hayden Brown's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:56 PM

Trust is the foundation on which every accomplishment is built.

Richard Lock's curator insight, December 11, 2013 4:23 AM

The quality of leadership and management has a great deal to do with low levels of employee engagement. Here are some ideas to consider that make a difference.

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5 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Outdated - Forbes

5 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Outdated - Forbes | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
5 Signs Your Leadership Style Is Outdated
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Many leaders in the workplace have lost their competitive edge. They lack the substance that is required to be an effective and sustainable leader.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:59 PM

Great scoop and fantastic insight Anne!  I have seen some senior leaders put in great efforts to update their leadership.  It is great to see!

donhornsby's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:27 AM

(From the article): Leadership is all about taking risks and knowing when to take them.   If you don’t feel comfortable being uncomfortable  – courageous enough to see and seize opportunities that others don’t and do what others won’t – it is impossible to be  an effective leader.   These are the fundamentals of sustainable leadership.   So look around you and ask yourself the following question:  Has your leadership style become outdated?

Menno Molendijk's curator insight, October 30, 2013 4:30 AM

Stay in tune. With the people around you. And yourself. 

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Show You Care: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization

Show You Care: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
Great leadership and employee engagement: Four must-have strategies to build feedback channels in your organization

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Claudia DeSalvo's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:55 PM

Communication is key, especially when it comes to giving feedback. Talking at people isn't as effective as taking the time to build a structure for relationships.

 

Understanding is a must, especially when it comes to building trust and engagement. Do your employees know what they need to do to be successful? Giving them adequate resources is a crucial part in ensuring top quality results from them. The article gives a good question to ask yourself:


“What is the most important thing these employees want to know, what is the best way to encourage dialogue and how would they be most comfortable sharing input?”

 

After taking the employees into consideration, think of good ways to get them to share their ideas. This will be an opening for formal[printed] and informal[a quick convo] feedback. The feedback should be respected by both parties, and should be responded to in a timely manner. This makes it so that the employee feels valued. After exchanging feedback, you should continue regularly sharing ideas. Communication is best when its two-way.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:40 AM

Great scoop Claudia.  The only thing I would add to the article is that the supervisor should ensure to request additional feedback from her/his direct reports, in addition to getting feedback from established organiazation channels like suggestion boxes, etc.  

 

The reason this is so important is becuase direct report have great specific insight that can help the supervisor learn even more from the feedback.  

 

Frrom the article:

 

Act on feedback – Highly engaged employees are enthused about their organization and believe they can positively influence its success. Acting on employee feedback and highlighting the impact employees make is a strong engagement builder. Be sure that all employees know how their colleagues’ suggestions or ideas are being implemented.


Regularly sharing results and requesting additional feedback creates predictable, consistent two-way communication that encourages employees to take ownership and understand their ideas are valued by the organization. 

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:58 AM

What strategies would you add? 

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The 11 Leadership Secrets You've Never Heard About - Forbes

The 11 Leadership Secrets You've Never Heard About - Forbes | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
The old distinctions between leaders and followers are gone. Great followers follow by leading. Here’s 11 ways to make sure you do just that.

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, January 6, 2013 10:37 AM

Simple superb article. Turak clearly articulates no matter what position you are in the professional world, you have somebody higher-up to report to - it clarifies that one cannot be a good leader without being a good follower. Turak's core values: trust, compassion & loyalty provide a framework for being "successful" and a framework for being a good follower. 

 

"Service and selflessness is the secret to success in business and in life."

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Leaders - Do You Suffer From Low T?

Leaders - Do You Suffer From Low T? | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
Feeling like a shadow of your former self? Is there a lack of emotional connection in your relationships? Do you find others not sharing important information with you or excluding you from activit...

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Good leaders focus on using trust-building behaviors and avoid using behaviors that erode trust with others

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:34 PM

Great complement to Ken Blanchard's Trust Works! @RandyConley highlights need for trustorthy behaviors. Trust is a vague concept, and yet the lack of it is very real. Respect, Openness, Honest and Reliability are core principles of trust and worthy of our attention. 

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Employee Engagement: What Employees Need & What Managers Can Do

Employee Engagement: What Employees Need & What Managers Can Do | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
Engaged employees set goals, meet and exceed expectations and charge enthusiastically toward the next tough task.


To grow and sustain employee engagement managers must regularly provide expectations, clarification, and measurement. Usually companies hire people to do three things:

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Leading Green: 6 Steps to Sustainable Teams

Leading Green: 6 Steps to Sustainable Teams | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it

The key to leading sustainable teams, or "Leading Green," is to enable an organizational culture that is full of trust and free of fear, instead of full of fear and free of trust.


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Ten Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away | LinkedIn

Ten Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away | LinkedIn | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 19, 2014 11:57 AM

Plato probably did not envision a polis like what exists today, but policy is not about policing people externally. It is about negotiating the workplace norms. Biesta and Ranciere write about this in School.

 

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Motivation revamped: A summary of Daniel H. Pink's new theory of what motivates us

Motivation revamped: A summary of Daniel H. Pink's new theory of what motivates us | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
  Business books aren’t always the most riveting reads. However this week I became unexpectedly enthralled in Daniel H. Pink’s Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. I read the b...

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Engaging Employees: 3 Ways To Actually Do It

Engaging Employees: 3 Ways To Actually Do It | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
Start by talking about impact, not financial performance.

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Richard Lock's curator insight, June 18, 2014 3:06 AM

Good example of the clear benefits of genuine engagement.

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, June 18, 2014 9:33 PM

PDGLead

Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, June 27, 2014 8:42 PM

ENPS is the 3rd one

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Why Trust is the New Core of Leadership - Forbes

Why Trust is the New Core of Leadership - Forbes | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
Not long ago, most discussions of leadership were about leaders – their personality traits, how to identify and groom those with ‘leadership potential,’ and what were the skills that leaders employed.

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Zian Peak's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:49 AM

I dont believe it's the new core, it's been there all along, perhaps we are only just taking notice. Do you agree?

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, June 1, 2014 8:37 AM

Collaboration and Shared Leadership are the norm in schools today. At the base of success with these tools is trust.

Mercedes Jahn's curator insight, June 1, 2014 11:06 AM

Trust is the invisible and powerful  life "glue" 

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Which Leads to More Success, Reward or Encouragement?

Which Leads to More Success, Reward or Encouragement? | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it

We are a society that puts a huge emphasis on rewards, and a school of psychology is based on it. In behavioral psychology, an American invention, there are two ways to stimulate a response from someone, either reward them or punish them. This two-way mechanism works with lower animals - dog and horse trainers, for example, use food treats to reinforce the behavior they want - so it should work with humans, or so the logic goes. If you want a certain behavior out of prisoners, for example, behaviorists advise giving privileges as a reward for obeying the rules and punishment for disobeying them.


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John Michel's curator insight, November 17, 2013 2:18 PM

The duality of encouragement-discouragement has its advantages, although they don't come to mind as easily as earning a reward in terms of money and promotion.

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Why MLK Did NOT Say, "I Have A Plan"--Power of Future Story

Why MLK Did NOT Say, "I Have A Plan"--Power of Future Story | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
When Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial fifty years ago and spoke to a great people about their greater future, he didn’t say, “I have a plan.”

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Great questioning article !

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romduck's curator insight, August 28, 2013 8:28 AM

Sharing the VISION means sharing the POINT!

Kati Sipp's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:29 PM

an excellent point. 

Karen Dietz's comment, August 29, 2013 9:44 PM
So true romduck! And thanks for your comments Jean-Philippee and Kati.
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5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style [Infographic]

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style [Infographic] | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, July 31, 2013 5:39 AM

Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes again! Great rescoop from Gust Mees!

Claudia Estrada's curator insight, March 9, 2014 11:14 PM

Do you think Leadership is a 21st Century skill?  

4twenty2's curator insight, March 10, 2014 8:11 AM

useful infographic - keeping it simple but often forgotten 

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How to Build Leadership Trust

How to Build Leadership Trust | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it

What do employees really want from company leaders? The answer may surprise you — and, more important, may prompt you to change some of your practices.


“I don’t think the people who work for you want you to be an optimist anymore,” says GE CEO Jeff Immelt. “They want you to be realistic. They don’t want hollow promises, they want action: What’s your plan, and how are you going to solve problems?”


The hallmarks of what Immelt calls “positive leadership” are authenticity, transparent communication, a focus on the future, and the ability to solve problems and take action.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 19, 2013 5:00 PM

Great leadership is built around trust. How truthful CEO communication can build better team alignment and productivity at your company.

John Michel's curator insight, June 16, 2013 9:30 PM

Recent management studies support the idea that workers respond best not to cheerleading or a continuous stream of happy talk, but to evidence of a strong connection between words and deeds. Employees are much more likely to trust their immediate supervisors than top corporate executives, according to global consulting firm Blessing White. Why? Because employees can match what managers say with what they do. That’s more difficult to do given the layers of management that may separate them from top leaders, which makes it imperative that top leaders spell out specific actions the company will take, explain why, and offer proof that such actions have been taken.

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Hardest Leadership Skill You'll Ever Learn (and 9 Ways to Master It)

Hardest Leadership Skill You'll Ever Learn (and 9 Ways to Master It) | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it
Here's a lesson you won't learn on the fly. It takes practice and a real control of your ego. Check it out.

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, April 11, 2013 4:28 PM

Any great leader faces a multitude of challenges every day.

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To Build the Team, Build the Trust, with These 8 Tips

To Build the Team, Build the Trust, with These 8 Tips | "employee engagement enhancement" | Scoop.it

1. Know each other as people, not just professionals. 


2. Talk about values early and often, but don’t lecture from on high. 

 

3. When you create rules, connect them to values. 

 

4. Respond to disappointments, misunderstandings and honest mistakes constructively, not vindictively.

 

5. Recognize that teams are stronger when people bring diverse skills, experiences and viewpoints. A team of clones is a closed club with limited potential.

 

6. Respect and encourage thoughtful, civil debate. Give greater credence to those who “show their math” rather than just shooting off their mouths.

 

7. Provide ongoing and useful feedback so people never wonder where they stand with you or their co-workers. Uncertainty feeds fear. Fear erodes trust.

 

8. Work — and PLAY — well together. Play is an antidote to tension, a vitamin for creativity, and an opportunity to make a memory.


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