Leading with Engagement in Mind
How to Cultivate a High-Performance Culture of Commitment, Creativity and Trust.
Research indicates that an engaged and committed workforce, where employees willingly give their best, is associated with numerous beneficial outcomes, such as better organisational performance and lower turnover. Engagement and productivity are directly linked. So what does it take to achieve this? How can you engage others to maximise results: theirs and your own? How important is trust, and how can it be cultivated? And why, when most of us can so easily recognise a great leader, is excellence in this area so rare?
The challenge in seeking to achieve high levels of employee engagement is that traditional command and control hierarchies, whilst offering simplicity of decision-making and clarity of organisation, lack adaptability, creativity and speed. Worse, they tend to foster “obedience” rather than the attitudes required to maximise productivity and competitiveness. Instead, it is necessary to build an environment within which employees feel committed to superior job performance, and this depends on the creation of an empowering emotional relationship: a “psychological contract” between employer and employees, or leaders and followers.
To help participants improve engagement, the workshop explores the nature of the relationships that leaders must create, particularly the factors that determine how they are viewed by others and why is is necessary to become less transactional and more relational in interpersonal interactions. It addresses the most important factors affecting leadership success, examines the cultural conditions needed for a business to flourish, and uncovers why this can only be achieved by leaders with strong inner qualities.
This session will help participants to achieve the goal of raising levels of engagement by empowering them to direct their efforts more productively. It does this by providing an improved understanding of what lies at the heart of other people’s decisions about how much energy and commitment they bring to work. It will:
- Offer a simplified model of leadership, the clarity of which helps to accelerate progress in this area.
- Provide a clear understanding of why the ability to establish trusting relationships is a critical leadership capability for the modern age, and how to achieve it.
- Demonstrate that the successful delivery of tasks, whilst essential, is insufficient for great leadership and enable recognition of what else must be mastered in order to excel.
- Explore how social perceptions are formed, individually and at group level, enabling engagement to be established more effectively.
Please note: this workshop replaces Emotional Intelligence, this is not a follow on session and not suitable if you have already seen Michael’s Emotional Intelligence session.