Which “You” is Going to Show Up?

The most recent employee engagement poll from The Gallup Organization indicates that employee engagement hasn’t changed much. According to the poll, only 30 percent of employees are engaged. That’s right … line up 10 of your employees, and 7 of them are at some level of disengagement. As many of you have heard (and as I address in my book Engaged Leadership), there are many valid reasons for a lack of engagement. Employers ask employees to change and never help them understand why a change was needed. Employers don’t communicate a bigger vision so employees can figure out how their work ties into something bigger. Employers lead with negative motivation instead of giving employees something

Your Punishment … Community Service

Get caught breaking the law and you’ll likely be punished. Exceed the speed limit and you may be required to pay a fine. Drink and drive and you may have your driver’s license taken away. Steal from someone and you may spend some time behind bars. Commit some other crime and you may get the worst punishment of all … community service! Stop the insanity! I’ll pay the fine, take the bus, and spend some time in the pokey … but please don’t make me do community service! Are you kidding me? We punish people by requiring them to provide community service? We punish people by requiring them to help other people? Are you kidding me? I am utterly amazed that we live in a society that considers servic

Clint Swindall, CSP

- Speaker, Trainer & Author

Clint is a seasoned professional speaker you can depend on to educate, entertain, and engage. Clint Swindall understands the power of engagement. He understands the critical roles both leaders and employees play in building a culture of engagement, and how a focused effort for both can dramatically improve an organization. Here in his blog he shares some of his knowledge and understanding of people to help you where you are in your personal and business life.

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"Engaged Leadership is the best of both worlds: an engaging business story coupled with a primer on the practical skills all leaders need. In the book, Swindall provides many useful tools for successfully meeting twelve major leadership challenges. I recommend it."
—Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader

"If you want to have a team where leaders and employees are working hand-in-hand to build a culture of employee engagement, then you need to read this book. I'm confident it will help you become a weekday warrior." —Jon Gordon bestselling author of The Energy Bus and Soup

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