Art of Engagement Bridging the Gap Between People and Possibilities

ISBN-10: 0071544852
ISBN-13: 9780071544856
Edition: 2009
Authors: Jim Haudan
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Description: "Haudan's approach helps organizations bring strategies to life by engaging the hearts and minds of their people.? -Marcus Buckingham, bestselling author ofGo Put Your Strengths to Work..Almost any business leader will admit that creating a strategy  More...

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 8/20/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

"Haudan's approach helps organizations bring strategies to life by engaging the hearts and minds of their people.? -Marcus Buckingham, bestselling author ofGo Put Your Strengths to Work..Almost any business leader will admit that creating a strategy is far easier than executing it. That's because the majority of organizations don't know how to bridge the canyons that exist between executives, managers, and front-line employees. Most strategic initiatives fail when a company tries to execute strategy despite its people rather than through them. ..As CEO of consultancy Root Learning, Jim Haudan has more than twenty years experience helping businesses bridge these canyons and achieve their strategic goals. Here, he shares his secrets for driving this strategic execution. Refreshingly accessible, this important book presents executives, managers, and team leaders with a proven, effective way to communicate, empower, and motivate employees at every level of an organization. ..Through stories, illustrations, and insightful observations Haudan explores the concept of engagement in business--from the ?roots of engagement? to the six reasons why so many workers rank themselves as disengaged to the keys to unlocking engagement in any organization. He also includes a framework for implementing the process of strategically engaging employees as well as a self-assessment for checking your own company's level of strategic engagement. ..The Art of Engagementequips you with a range of tools--sketches, illustrations, and highly visual ?learning maps?--to help employees speak the same language, see from the same point of view, and connect their individual actions to the success of the whole company. Included are: . . Engaging visual learning tools designed to help you communicate more effectively with your workforce.. Proven methods for successfully engaging employees at every level of an organization.. Real-world case studies of such organizations as Harley-Davidson, Pepsi Cola, and Blockbuster ..A strategy may look perfect on paper, but it's worthless if leaders forget that human beings have to implement it.The Art of Engagementarms you with the knowledge and the know-how to engage your employees and drive effective strategic execution. .

Acknowledgments
Introduction
What "Engagement" Really Means
What Do You Mean, You Want a Hot Dog?
The Engaged Difference
The Roots of Engagement
The Disengagement Canyon: Voices from the Trenches
I Can't Be Engaged If I'm Overwhelmed
I Can't Be Engaged If I Don't Get It
I Can't Be Engaged If I'm Scared
I Can't Be Engaged If I Don't See the Big Picture
I Can't Be Engaged If It's Not Mine
I Can't Be Engaged If My Leaders Don't Face Reality
The Six Keys to Engagement
Key #1: Connecting through Images and Stories
Key #2: Creating Pictures Together
Key #3: Believing in Leaders
Key #4: Owning the Solution
Key #5: Playing the Entire Game
Key #6: Practicing before Performing
The Process of Strategic Engagement
Strategic Engagement as a Process
Creating a Line of Sight
Connecting Goals
Developing Capabilities
Conclusion: Lessons Learned
Sources
Index
About the Author

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