Great Leaders Accomplish Great Results Through Employee Engagement
After leading team member development, employee engagement is the number one role of every leader. The more engaged your team members, the higher your results will be.
Most managers and leaders think that leading people is only about attaining desired performance results and helping people cope with, accept, and implement change.
I would argue that great leaders accomplish great results and implement change by focusing on employee engagement. Great leaders know that performance results and change implementation are actually best derived from the engagement and motivation of team members.
Here are eight of my favorite quotations on leading employee engagement, excerpted from my recent book Great Leadership Words of Wisdom. I hope these quotes will stir your own thoughts on how to enhance employee engagement within the teams and business units you lead:
Culture is about performance, and making people feel good about how they contribute to the whole. Tracy Streckenbach
Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret. Mary Kay Ash
Highly engaged employees make the customer experience. Disengaged employees break it. Timothy R. Clark
On what high-performing companies should be striving to create: A great place for great people to do great work. Marilyn Carlson
Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job. Ken Blanchard
We think it’s important for employees to have fun…it drives employee engagement. Tony Hsieh
Surround yourself with great people, delegate authority, get out of the way. Ronald Reagan
No matter what size team, business unit, or organization you lead, employee engagement should be one of your most critical concerns as a leader.