Friday, September 02, 2005

Five Leadership Skills that Increase Engagement

Leadership is where a safety program starts ...

"Few issues are more important to the success of a safety process than having supervisors and employees who are actively engaged and committed to it. As management consultant Keith Ayers points out, while much has been written on the subject of leadership, Gallup research shows that only 29 percent of the U.S. work force is engaged.

The role of great leaders, he stresses, is to get people excited about – and committed to – their organization's vision. He explains: "We need to understand about the role of the leader in employee engagement. Your leaders are either increasing engagement, or they are decreasing it. There is no middle ground. Everything a leader does that impacts on employees either increases or diminishes engagement."

Five Leadership Skills - After almost 30 years of research, Ayers says he has determined that there are five essential skills that leaders must have if they are going to succeed in increasing employee engagement. They are:
  • Building Trust.
  • Mentoring.
  • Inclusion.
  • Alignment.
  • Team Development."
   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Leadership - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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