“You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”. In other words, no amount of pushing or prodding will change the situation. If he’s not thirsty, nothing’s going to happen.
The same is true with employees. Your staff may show up for work but if they are not enthused and engaged with their jobs and your business, you’re powerless. But there is something you can do about it. It’s all in the compassionate leadership approach.
Our methodology works because we focus on basic human needs. Once fulfilled, these needs enhance performance and profits by creating passion, enthusiasm and engagement – in short – fostering inspiring workplaces.
If you want to bring your business to a new level of performance and positively impact the bottom line, your organization needs to develop and fully embrace the Five Pillars of Engagement.
The process is simple yet meaningful and profound. It involves four basic principles, which when practiced with heart and soul, will support the Five Pillars of Engagement.
- Clarity of intention: Being absolutely clear that transforming your business by transforming its culture is the right action
- For the sake of the whole: Values, principles and actions demonstrate choices that go beyond only shareholder wellbeing to include all stakeholders – employees, clients, vendors, community, industry
- Embrace full responsibility: Everyone in the organization becomes responsible for their actions and choices. It means trusting employees and empowering them to do the right thing
- Be willing to face everything and avoid nothing: Constantly examine your motives, your choices and your actions to ensure they are aligned with the Five Pillars of Engagement
If this feels like a lot to take on, don’t worry. Our work together includes an initial assessment of your organization’s wellbeing followed by customized solutions specific to the needs of your business.
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Still not sure this soulful and compassionate leadership really works? It sounds so non-traditional, doesn’t it? Go ahead, read more about the ROI and the positive impact happy employees (and of course, a happier you) can have on your business results and your life.