Tag Archives: Employee engagement

Changing and not changing: midsummer maternal madness and understanding resistance in a coaching situation

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Take Away Line An organisational community can be torn over questions of change. All too often, as in the case presented here, resistance can be configured as a monolith to be crushed or avoided. But working with an organisational leader … Continue reading

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I’m not paranoid – I’m just isolated: coaching reflections on how our thoughts can mask facing up to the real issue

Take Away Line All of us have these little annoying loops that go round in our minds. They can sometimes appear almost paranoid. But can we think of them as purposeful in anyway? Sometimes they can mask a bigger concern, … Continue reading

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In praise of recognition, but not praise itself: coaching reflections for leaders

Take Away Line Half-hearted praise does as much for self-esteem as casual criticism. If you want to build the confidence of your people, they need to feel recognised not praised. And that’s about how you engage with them. Whole-hearted and fully … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement: All you need is Love – at work?

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Take Away Line Loving work and higher productivity go hand in hand.  We know the link but in stressed times the tendency is for leaders to drive harder not love more.  As a leader, how can you put the love … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement: When falling out of love with work is not always a bad thing…

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Take Away Line Creating relationships between employees and employers that are meaningful and sustainable as well as productive requires an understanding of both how to engender and maintain engagement in the first place, but also an understanding of the darker … Continue reading

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Leadership Development: How can you show leadership development programmes provide a return on investment?

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Take Away Line Turbulent times call for even greater sophistication in leadership.  Linked to culture change, effective leadership development programmes should have direct benefits for all-staff engagement levels, which in turn predict future organisational success.  Measure and re-measure engagement levels … Continue reading

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