It is hard to be present when you're running 75 mph. That's why your presence is one of the greatest gifts you can give someone. Just be there, for just five minutes. If you are fully present with an employee, even if for only five minutes, it will feel very special to them. In this video Don shares how you can set up that time and what to do with it.
- Did you know you can have a dramatic impact…on engagement by being present with an employee…for only five minutes?…That's right!…Only five minutes.…Yes I know.…You're running 75 miles an hour trying to get it all done…to support your team and to help everyone be successful,…and that's exactly why five minutes can have a huge impact.…Your presence is one of the greatest gifts…you can give an employee or team member.…
Just being there.…If you make it a point to be fully present…with an employee for five minutes,…it will make them feel very special.…How can you be effective in just five minutes?…You can listen.…What can you listen to an employee talk about…for five minutes?…Their goals, aspiration, challenges,…and anything else on their mind.…Ask a simple question like,…"How are you doing?"…and then let the silence do the heavy lifting.…
Eventually, they'll open up when they realize…that you're there to listen.…I emphasize listening because that's all…you're really trying to do.…Just like a good executive coach,…the most you want to do is ask clarifying questions.…
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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