e-kwə-ˈni-mə-tē – noun. mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain
The American workforce is increasingly frustrated by a workplace riddled with mixed messages, fluctuating commerce cycles, and uncertain career longevity. It is no wonder that 50-75% of employees state that they would take a new job with a new company after lunch if they were presented with a good enough offer. Perhaps you can relate.
Enabling employees is far more than empowering or praising them. It is about working collaboratively with the people in the workforce in a way that leverages and celebrates strengths of individual contributors. It is about understanding the needs of yourself and others so that good, functional communication can occur. It is about establishing a vibration throughout an organization that allows everyone to work toward a common goal – positively inspiring everyone involved within the company, with customers, and in the entire community.
that they can accomplish their assigned work goals.
opportunity to advance in their career.
after lunch if an employee finds a better offer.
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Images from “The Work of Leaders” presentation and book signing with co-author Julie Straw at Capsity in Sacramento, CA on 29 Oct 2013. Thank you for the visit and inspiration, Julie!
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