Professional and personal leadership often have to blend in the workplace in the efforts to create the best results for the employees and the organization. The management strategy is to increase both involvement and engagement. The biggest benefit to this interesting hybrid management style is that it creates the ability to work with everyone regardless of temperament. This positive leadership blend is a skill that is especially important in the areas of organizing and directing towards goals and objectives.
Here in the City of Champions and our adjacent provinces, the leadership focus continues to be on being competitive and building an understanding that promotes success and continuous opportunity. Yet, there are always challenges with constant change and ever increasing responsibilities.
The engagement-driven leadership style has seven clear advantages for increasing employee engagement:
- Communicates vision and mission
- Focuses on results rather than tasks
- Inspires employees to the desired outcomes
- Allows self-management
- Builds a unifying sense of purpose
- Improves quality with consistency
- Creates a listening and sharing environment
Communicating a clear organizational vision and core values is essential when new hires come on board. Having the right training in place is important as well, so that every employee is on the same page from the first day. Roles and responsibilities should be presented with clarity in the efforts to get new opinions and ideas that will shape the environment and fortify the positive culture. Opening the lines of communication for new employees early and often will help build support and trust. These two ingredients really drive employee engagement in the important first days of a new career. It is through both professional and personal leadership that it all happens.
Often the most significant characteristic for leaders as we head into the second half of 2014, is the ability to work with everyone. All activities should involve people and an engaged management team that allows everyone to achieve both goals and objectives. Success comes from both effort and support. The challenge is to maintain the consistency of an empowered environment.
Success comes from this participative style of leadership and with it come opportunity.
In association with this post on leadership, please check out this video on engagement.
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