No organization is immune to employee disengagement. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there – especially on those bright, sunny days when we’d like to be lying by the pool rather than at a desk indoors. Though this kind of disengagement is usually not lasting, there are times when employees, teams and our organizations as a whole could benefit from a little more enthusiasm.
One of my favorite leadership gurus, Peter Economy, notes three great ways to become your organization’s “energizer in chief” to help members of your team bring more effort and enthusiasm to their jobs. These are:
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1. Energize individuals. “The trust, respect, and consideration that leaders show team members in one-on-one relationships each and every day of the week is the foundation of an energized organization,” he writes.