Engage Employees

by robertr

July 3rd, 2007

A key quality of a leader is the ability to “move people” to action. Here are some guidelines for inspiring cooperation:

  • Begin with honest, sincere appreciation
  • Develop an environment that encourages ideas and show respect for the other person's opinion
  • Create opportunities for feedback to close the communication loop
  • Ask questions instead of giving direct orders
  • Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest
  • Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves
  • Recognize human potential and reward the accomplishments of others

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  1. Andrew Sisley /

    “Be a good listener”

    This is critical in employee engagement.

    Giving the RA RA RA speech to try and inspire people is often a poor strategy.

    To engage employees, ask questions, then listen and learn.