Chapter 2

Engaging Your Employees

In This Chapter

arrow Appreciating the power of engaged employees

arrow Leading with vision

arrow Building communication channels

arrow Tapping employees for input

arrow Fostering employee independence

Almost every organization claims that its people are the most valued asset, but few companies systematically follow through on that belief in ways that can truly empower employees to make a difference. By being proactive, positive, focused, and forward-looking, managers can inspire employees — and employees can inspire themselves and their coworkers — in practical ways that obtain real results and allow their companies to become stronger, more profitable, and more competitive in even the most difficult marketplace.

Taking control of their circumstances helps employees take control of their jobs — and their lives — and makes positive things happen where only negatives existed before. Redefining circumstances in this way puts employees in the driver's seat.

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