Keeping employees focused for success and opportunity is a tried and true leadership responsibility. Everyone in the organization has to be on the same page targeting the same goals and objectives. It is important to be engaged with every single employee and to maintain an open line of communication. In the Indianapolis area, the focus is on 2014 and the continued growth of all of our organizations and businesses. Collective opportunity is essential as we head deeper into the second quarter. Motivation is the key component for both employee engagement and involvement.
In the Carnegie business classic, How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking, Mr. Carnegie comments: “Think success. It is easily in your power to do this. Believe it firmly and you will then do what is necessary to bring success about.” This definition of organizational and professional success is still true today; Involving others works.
The following five factors of employee engagement bring both achievement and results:
- Accomplishment: Processes are defined by work and opportunity. Completing objectives consistently makes all possible.
- Gratitude: Thanking employees for effort and loyalty is a great way to keep employees engaged and motivated.
- Trustworthiness: Honesty and ethics go hand-in-hand. Keep doing things the right way.
- Simplicity: The basics of paying attention to people in a positive way and keeping them involved in decision making keep employees focused. Motivation is important to all activity.
- Optimism: A smile and a positive attitude combine to influence others to outperform expectations. Excellence is found in only the best of cultures.
Back in the Great Depression, Dale Carnegie knew how to inspire teams and leadership. He still sets the tone in 2014 as well. He always knew the simple principle of winning friends and influencing others creates greatness in everyone. Success in a changing economic environment depends on it.
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