Leaders who truly change lives have the extraordinary ability to captivate others by embracing differences and forming strong connections with employees. Learn about how to use three simple ways to get your team onboard with your vision.
- [Instructor] Leaders who truly change lives have the extraordinary ability to engage others by embracing differences and forming strong connections with employees. I want to ask you a simple question, what does engaging others mean to you? Look, there are so many explanations on the importance of engagement, but the one that stands out the most is that engaging others have been proven to reduce staff turnover, improve productivity, and efficiency, and even retain customers at a higher rate. Most importantly, engaged employees are said to be more fulfilled on the job. For this lesson, I want to dive right in and help you to see exactly what the leadership superpower of engaging others is all about. (gentle music) First, in essence, engaging others is not about how many followers you have. What it is about is you acknowledging, recognizing, and appreciating differences among people, different learning styles, work styles, cultures, and experiences. Doing this will help you in leveraging, developing, and encouraging the talents of others. So one of the true essence of engaging others is appreciating people for their differences. (gentle music) Second, engaging others is important because it helps in breaking barriers of communication. Have you ever had a boss or manager you were reluctant to share ideas or concerns with? Well I have, and so have many other professionals I've coached. Engaging others means creating an environment of constructive candor. It means setting clear expectations. Engaging leaders views conflicts as a natural human tendency. They know how to manage disagreements constructively by listening and learning from others. Breaking communication barriers is a key aspect of engaging others. (gentle music) Finally, the best leaders know that the only way to get things done and move a business forward is through people. Engaging others is all about you going the extra mile in motivating and recognizing those who show behaviors you want to continue to see. Saying thank you for a job well done and rewarding employees who exhibit your desired behaviors seems simple, but it's often overlooked. So in an effort to keep others engaged, be sure you're doing your part in motivating and recognizing others. I would like for you to journal how you can start the process of being intentional when engaging others. By applying the three strategies discussed, you will see a significant difference in the way others connect and interact with you.
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