Enmeshing yourself with the right culture and leadership

Jim Clifton, Chairman & CEO of Gallup says this:

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“The American workforce has more than 100 million full-time employees.

One-third of those employees are what Gallup calls engaged at work.

They love their jobs and make their organization and America better every day.

At the other end, 16% of employees are actively disengaged — they are miserable in the workplace and destroy what the most engaged employees build.

The remaining 51% of employees are not engaged — they’re just there.

If American companies were simply to double the number of engaged workers from one-third to two-thirds, spirited employees would reverse our seriously declining national productivity.”

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The solution is complex; a huge part of this resides in THE VERY PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT, which no longer works.

The old ways — annual reviews, forced rankings, outdated competencies — no longer achieve the intended results.

But beyond that, individuals need to own their path in terms of *very clearly* understanding their natural-born strengths, the ones they LOVE to use, and be able to confidently articulate how they will add value to an organization or enterprise.

BEYOND that, there needs to be (a lot) more upfront thoughtful and deliberate examination of the What, Where, Why — BEFORE we embark on a career trajectory and attempt to enmesh with a culture and a leadership of our choosing.

We are not victims of our own workplace destiny, unless of course we elect to be.

Take control back.

There is a clear path to blending your work life with your life’s work.

We can unravel that mystery. That’s what I do best.

Talk to me here.

Posted in LinkedIn, November 7, 2017