Building Engagement

Building Engagement

Reflections: Let’s return to the Execution model.  Last week we examined clarity- the what to and how to.  This week we consider engagement- the want to. In Lead Like Mary I explore the thought that people engage at four different levels- their body, heart, mind and...
Getting the best out of your team

Getting the best out of your team

I consider myself very lucky to have always wanted to work in conservation. I remember my class mates discussing a whole host of jobs in our career advice sessions at school, but I always had my heart firmly set on conservation. I just knew it was what I wanted to do....
The four dimensions of engagement

The four dimensions of engagement

Empowering our people is crucial to ensuring they are engaged, but it is only part of the story. In his work on leadership in his book “The 8th Habit”, Stephen Covey argues that people give their best when they are fully engaged, that it is possible to...
Exercise 1

Exercise 1

Have a look at the four dimensions of execution set out on pages 145-147 of Lead Like Mary.  Consider how engaged you are at work by scoring yourself 0-10 for each of the parts (body, heart, mind and spirit).  Reflect on what would need to change for you to score...
Exercise 2

Exercise 2

How much freedom are you given at work?  How clear and well supported are you when you are given that freedom?  In what areas are you ready for more freedom?  Discuss possible areas with your boss.
Further Reading

Further Reading

Lead Like Mary by Barry Dore – Chapter 11: Freedom Within A Framework Good to Great by Jim Collins – Culture of Discipline The 8th Habit by  Stephen R Covey The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey by Ken Blanchard Fish! by Steven Lundin Gung Ho! by Ken...