Tag Archives: engagement

The 7 stages of employee engagement

1 Nov

Ask someone to get involved in a new project and you’ll provoke one of seven likely responses:

7 stages of motivation

Use this tongue-in-cheek graphic from dpa to plot your team and ask the questions:

1) Why have I put them there?

2) Would they agree with where I have placed them?

3) What would it take to move them to the right?

Of course a great first step is always to start with yourself!


What Everyone In Your Team Needs…But Will Never Tell You

14 Oct

Research shows that there are three crucial things that a parent must do to build self-esteem in their children:

1. Maintain eye contact during conversation

2. Give appropriate physical contact

3. Spend regular, quality 1-1 time with an emphasis on listening

Together these communicate to a child that he or she is valued.

Feeling valued is a deep human need that people inevitably bring into the workplace. When leaders fail to acknowledge it, levels of engagement and performance suffer.

So how do you demonstrate to your team that you value them?

Everyone is different but most people are motivated by an authentic encounter with an authority figure who gives them focused attention.

How could you do more of this in your relationships – both inside and outside of work?

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