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by Bob Kelleher


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"A simple yet revolutionary concept...it’s impossible to fully separate life from work."

Engagement At Work

Engagement is a multifactorial dynamic that should be considered both in ourselves as well as within management. Very few people lose their jobs because of lack of skills or education, the cause is usually related to deficiencies in behaviors—the intangibles—that are not ...


"It seems obvious that an honest and searching awareness of who we are can serve as an indispensable inner compass."

The seven recognized intrinsic motivators are:

  • Achievement: an inherent desire to succeed.
  • Authority: an inherent desire to lead and persuade.
  • Camaraderie: the desire to interact with others.
  • Independenc...

How Management Can Work With Intrinsic Motivators

  • Achievement: Challenge with work assignments.
  • Authority: Give work assignments that offer opportunities to lead or make decisions.
  • Camaraderie: Create interaction with teamwork...

Pitfalls to Avoid

Engagement is not a static thing, it’s a revolving process and at least 50% of engagement lies within ourselves.

  • The first pitfall is deciding that what you know now is enough. Given the state of technological changes, this belief is extremely self-limiting.


"If you don't have these strengths to differentiate yourself from the next ​job applicant, it's time to work on them. Some will come easily to you; some will require purposeful, intentional changes to your default way of reacting to circumstances."

Having a job is not simply turning up for work and doing your job well.

Other qualities that are highly desirable to any manager will help differentiate you from others and allow you to grow up the corporate ladder.

The Potential To Be Managerial

Even if you are just starting in a low position, take a managerial role in your job and see that things are done as they are supposed to be done, hold people to account, even your superiors.

  • Stick to timelines and follow up with agendas.
  • Treat pe...

Managing your boss well is a particular trait that will always work in your favor.

Understand their communication preferences, anticipate their needs, prepare them for the unexpected, and don’t bother them with the small stuff.

Being Productive and Driven

Learn time management well and always work towards efficiency and high quality.

Great employees manage their time well, have daily action plans, and don’t procrastinate especially on group projects.

Engaged employees go beyond the mediocre, they go beyond the expected and have a highly driven expectation of the company’s goals and how their own efforts fit into the bigger picture.

A great employee takes responsibility for problem-solving, they have a can-do attitude and only approach management with problems after they have spent time coming up with potential solutions.

They don’t complain and remain accountable for their mistakes.

Being Social

Cultivating strong relationships across the company’s departments is one of the most important traits to develop.

It does not mean introverts will not rate; this is more about understanding what your co-workers want and working in a collaborative and productive way to achi...

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