Engagement Is Not Enough offers the compelling argument that employees cannot be bought.
This book shows you how to light a fire within them,
not under them.
If your employees operate at typical levels of engagement, then 30 to 50 percent of your payroll is going down the drain.
You pay your employees 100 percent of their pay and benefits. But from those who are not engaged, you are getting 50 percent of their effort—at best. The non-engaged employees and, to an even greater degree, actively disengaged employees are costing you dearly, taking their full pay and benefits and giving you a half-hearted effort in return. They undermine the good work of your engaged employees and in the process lower the overall morale throughout your organization.
When does the moment of disconnect occur...
ultimately leading to disengagement?
Most employees begin their first day at a new job engaged, excited, and ready to give their best. Within only six months, the average level of engagement goes down to a mere 38 percent. What happens in that first six months to cause this dramatic decline in engagement? There must have been a significant failure at the leadership level. Leaders at all levels have failed to create a work environment that sustains the natural enthusiasm and passion employees have when they start in a new job.
Many leaders do not attempt to diagnose the real cause of disengagement, and instead look for a quick fix. In this provocative new book, Keith Ayers proposes that too many leaders are attempting to increase engagement through short-term initiatives like incentives, share options, increased benefits, and improved amenities.
Yet the quick fixes are just that: a fix. They have no lasting impact on engagement. Engagement is Not Enough challenges leaders to aim for what they cannot buy—passion. The kind of passion one sees in a new employee can easily be sustained when leaders understand what keeps the flames of passion burning. Becoming an exceptional leader is easier than you think.
In Engagement is Not Enough leaders will discover:
- The five employee needs that, if satisfied, will make them passionate about their work.
- The five leadership skills all leaders in your organization must demonstrate in order to ensure all employees are engaged, passionate, and committed.
- The four main leader obsessions that destroy engagement.
- How to build high performance teams.
- The four steps to success.
As the President of Integro Leadership Institute, Keith Ayers has spent the last 30 years working with business leaders around the world to help them create a high performance culture. Now, for the first time, Keith has documented his tested and proven methods in a book. Engagement is Not Enough, helps leaders address the underlying causes of a lack of employee engagement and commitment, and shows you how to create a work environment in which everyone goes to extreme lengths to perform at their best.
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Four Steps to Success:
Step 1 - Awareness:
Without awareness, you are fumbling in the dark. When you are aware of why people are not engaged and what can be done to light a fire within them, you are then able to make the appropriate leadership decisions.
Step 2 - Understanding:
Awareness leads to understanding. To get the best results out of your team, you need to understand each of your team members individually. What makes him or her passionate? As each idea is explored in his book Engagement Is Not Enough, Keith will give you examples that demonstrate how these concepts have an impact on people and their feelings about their work environment.
Step 3 - Methodology:
You need the awareness and understanding to be able to apply the methodology. Keith presents many techniques in his book Engagement Is Not Enough on how to recognize different behavioral styles in other people; how to build trust with people who are different from you; how to adapt your listening approach; and how to build a high performance team, to name a few.
Step 4 - Commitment:
The commitment must come from you! Without your commitment to follow through and apply what you are learning, these skills cannot be developed, and the results from a passionate, committed team cannot be achieved.