More executives can talk the talk—but walking the walk matters most to employees.

It's no secret that the effectiveness of most organizations emulates from the quality and focus of its senior leaders, starting with the organization's CEO. As such, it is critical for senior leadership of an organization to be visible and openly “walk the talk” as to what's most important for everyone to focus on and why. This requires an active, visible role among the employee population. In fact, “upper management visibility” and “concern for employees” have a near perfect correlation in research on employee engagement. ...

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