The Employee Engagement Equation
One of the biggest challenges for businesses is not just retaining talented people, but fully engaging them. In fact, employee engagement is a critical driver of success in today’s competitive marketplace. But fostering it effectively remains elusive and many organizations – and leaders – have difficulty creating the right kind of environment that helps engagement thrive, particularly during tough times. Michael Beer talks about engagement barriers, and provides perspective on the leadership qualities needed to create trust and stimulate commitment from your team, including these four: 1. Be authentic; 2. Advocate andinquire; 3. Know what you don’t know; and 4. Be humble.
Superior Standards: High Commitment, High Performance and Higher Ambition Organizations
What does a “High Commitment, High Performance Organization” look like – and how does it subscribe to a “Higher Ambition” way of doing business? How do they operate? And what does it take to lead them? As global competition continues to stiffen and businesses face increased public scrutiny and renewed government regulation, leaders must win on all fronts: with their people, customers, communities and shareholders. Doing well while doing good is no longer a diferentiator; superior economic and social value are part-in-parcel of the new standards to which all businesses must subscribe to survive and thrive. Drawing powerful examples from two of his renowned books, including advice from CEOs, Michael Beer answers the questions above and helps equip executives with the practical insights they need to build and lead high performance, high commitment and higher ambition organizations.
The nature of organizations and the practice of management are constantly changing – and while most executives have accepted the dictum “change or die,” they don’t necessarily know how to make change happen successfully, or how to effectively lead through it. Change leaders, says Michael Beer, must create dissatisfaction with the status quo, develop a vision of the future state, and manage the process in such a way that reduces resistance and maximizes commitment. The author of several business books focused on change, including “Breaking the Code of Change” and “The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal,” Beer dissects his proven “Change Formula” (C=DxMxP>R), and offers practical recommendations for recognizing the roadblocks to change and how to overcome them.