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1 It's a Tough Job, But Everyone Needs to Share It: 4 Employee Engagement Must-Haves | I have the privilege of meeting with two to three Fortune 1000 companies a week and the theme is often the same: while employee engagement is central to their success, organizations around the world wrestle with increasing the engagement of their employees. When I think about employee engagement, two questions come to mind: 1. Where does the ownership of the engagement of an employee belong? 2. What blocks people from being engaged? Leaders and Employees Co- Own Engagement In my mind, engagement is not solely the responsibility of the leader. Each employee also has responsibility for their own engagement. When my son, Tim, and my daughter, Keli, were younger, they like all kids, got into arguments. When things became really heated between them, I would send each of them to their respective bedrooms to cool off. I would then go to each of them separately and have a short conversation. The conversation would look something like this: "Keli, it seems to me that you think Tim is blind, stupid, and wrong and that he should apologize and fix what he did," I said. "Yes," Keli would say grudgingly. "Keli, if Tim is blind, stupid, and wrong, he's unable to see clearly what to do differently so you're going to actually have to do something differently, unless I'm missing something," I said. She would give me that look that said you're right, but I'm not going to admit it! by Alan Fine | InsideOut Development Founder and President 4 Employee Engagement M U S T- H AV E S "In my mind, engagement is not solely the responsibility of the leader. Each employee also has responsibility for their own engagement." IT'S A TOUGH JOB, BUT EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHARE IT:

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