In this video, Don Phin discusses the characteristics of the engaging leader and how you can become better by modeling them. What are the characteristics and specific actions of the engaging leader? What are the characteristics and specific actions of the disengaging leader? By modeling the characteristics and actions of the engaging leaders and not those of the disengaging ones you will become the model of the engaging leader others admire and want to follow.
- Do you want to be an engaging leader?…Of course you do.…When you're engaging leader,…not only is your work more rewarding,…but so is the compensation.…The good news is one of the easiest ways…to be an engaging leader is to model one.…If we're going to model someone,…we have to be clear about why they're engaging…and why they're not.…Then we have to figure out how we can model…their positive qualities and actions.…I'm sure you can recall working…for an engaging leader in your life.…
Think for a moment why that person was engaging.…When I facilitate this conversation in live presentations,…I get back a similar set of responses.…No matter what city I'm in,…I'm told that engaging leaders have specific qualities.…They're passionate,…they're inclusive,…they're good listeners,…inspiring,…and more.…How many of these qualities were represented…by the leaders you thought of?…My guess is at least a few.…
To a large degree this is common sense,…but not a common practice.…What actions these leaders take…to exhibit these engaging qualities?…
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- Exercising discretionary effort
- Attracting engaged employees
- Assessing the fit of employees
- Making onboarding more engaging
- Learning from new employees
- Provide opportunities for career growth
- Clarifying objectives
- Measuring engagement using surveys
- Being present for employees
- Driving engagement with fun