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Business Productivity Strategies for Success (Collection) by Daniel Silvert, Merrick Rosenberg, Mark I. Woods, Jerry Weissman, Martha I. Finney, Trapper Woods

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Truth 2. You have direct influence over your employees’ passion quotient

Former President (and D-Day mastermind) Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

When he gave this definition of leadership, the concept of employee engagement hadn’t yet been coined. The more elementary idea of employee commitment hadn’t been fully explored yet either. Still, linking organizational objectives with individual contributor desire is the core of employee engagement. It sets up an environment where you have self-motivated people personally taking on the responsibility of getting the job done. Some of those motivations may be personal. Others may be shared by the group. ...

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