I read an article by a professor named David Burkus. He was providing a guide on how leaders get great performance and create an environment for a motivated and productive work force.
So, let me ask you a few questions:
As I wrote this, I was thinking about folks who report to me. What would they say?
As you read this, I hope you are thinking about how you are led and how you lead.
If you came to work not highly motivated today, what is it that you need? These questions are a pretty good way to help identify the symptoms.
If you came to work today and you led a team that wasn’t particularly engaged, you have a way to assess your team, the environment that exists and what leadership can do to begin to change it.