I have confidence in the leaders at ACME
A leadership question that is associated with belief in "the leaders"ability to make good decisions.
So far we have talked about engagement as being driven by vision, an opportunity to develop your craft and a desire to be treated as a person - not a number. These are all required and expected by people if you are going to build an amazing culture.
What should come as no surprise is that the next element that comes up time and time again is that your people have to have confidence in you. As leaders and managers we constantly ask if we have the right capability to achieve our goals. Have we been able to hire the best? Are our people growing fast enough to keep up with how fast we want to grow the company? When we ask these questions we also have to look in the mirror. Are we capable? Are we going to step up to the plate and make the right decision in the face of limited information, constant change and great uncertainty? At the end of the day this is what it boils down to, and not surprisingly if our people don't think we have what it takes then they find it hard to continue to be motivated too.
So if you want to drive engagement, don't just focus on the people around you. Focus on yourself and your key leaders in the organization. What have you done to inspire the confidence of your people? If they believe in you it will go a long way to creating a motivated and engaged company.