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Growth can mean I’m growing as an individual, I’m learning new things, I’m being challenged… or I’m advancing or growing in my career.We all have a need to progress, to advance.
The good news is, these things don’t have to cost a lot of money.
Recognition isn’t about the annual bonus check or the plaque at the awards dinner…although those are nice. It’s about the every day things. Recognition means we feel appreciated. It means our ideas are being heard. Our talent and effort is being acknowledged.
It has to be genuineThe more work, the more meaningful. It’s why written cards are so valuable.Align with the behaviors you’re trying to reinforce
Think about how important Trust is any relationship.Trust means both I trust our senior leaders…they’re ethical and honest. But it also means I trust the future…I trust the path and vision the leaders are guiding us towards. I’m confident that the future is bright.
Confidence…refocus on BHAG
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How to Motivate and Engage Employees Tweet This for Monthly Book Drawing: I’m learning about Employee Engagement from @Krusewww.KevinKruse.com kevin@KevinKruse.com
Kevin Kruse • Co-author NY Times bestseller, We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement • Serial entrepreneur • Winner “Best Place to Work” in PA Awardwww.KevinKruse.com kevin@KevinKruse.com
Job satisfaction and engagement is at an ALL-TIME LOW Now, what can we do about it?www.KevinKruse.com kevin@KevinKruse.com
Based on surveys of 10 million workers in 150 countrieswww.KevinKruse.com kevin@KevinKruse.com
Top 3 Secrets to Motivation and Engagement: • Growth • Recognition • Trustwww.KevinKruse.com kevin@KevinKruse.com
Growth Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. – Pearl Buckwww.KevinKruse.com kevin@KevinKruse.com
5 things leaders can do to drive growth & development 1. Hold one-on-one meetings with team members to specifically talk about their career goals over the next 3 – 5 years 2. What knowledge, skills, experiences, relationships do they need in order to reach those goals? 3. Help them to identify ways to close the gaps 4. Remember! Learning & development doesn’t always have to be a formal event or cost money • Think about mentorships, job rotations, developmental projects, lunch and learns, conference share-outs, books, etc. 5. Continue “career pathing” meetings on a quarterly basis to track progresswww.KevinKruse.com kevin@KevinKruse.com
5 things leaders can do to drive recognition & appreciation 1. Show appreciation readily, but make sure it is deserved 2. Don’t just say it or use email! Written notes are a lost art—highly valued. 3. Offer recognition in public or to your boss (or their boss) 4. Use 3 part “thank you”: • Express thanks • Specifically mention the behavior you are grateful for • Explain what it means to the company and/or how it aligns with company value strategic priorities, etc. 5. Ask people their opinion; get them involvedwww.KevinKruse.com kevin@KevinKruse.com
Trust Trust is the essence of leadership.It is the job of leaders to eliminate uncertainty. – Colin Powellwww.KevinKruse.com kevin@KevinKruse.com
5 things leaders can do to drive trust & confidence 1. Your words and deeds must match 2. Be transparent: share the bad news along with the good news 3. When you make a mistake, acknowledge it 4. Never say anything about a person you wouldn’t say to their face 5. Focus on the BHAG, the strategic planwww.KevinKruse.com kevin@KevinKruse.com
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