Keep colleagues engaged: be curious & challenging

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Keep Your Colleagues Engaged…

Be Curious and Challenging

Leadership Tip of the week #76

Leaders play a significant role in helping colleagues understand why their jobs matter, but it’s not just about connecting their work to a larger purpose. ( ref :

You can also do it by demonstrating curiosity: Explore, ask questions, and engage people on their ideas about the future.

Make clear that there is a wide range of possibilities for how work gets done and that you want your employees to try new things. At the same time, keep them focused on meeting goals and making progress.

Remain ambitious in the face of both failure and success, and push your people to continually accomplish more.

You want colleagues to feel a sense of progress, reinvention, and growth, which results in a more meaningful and positive work experience.

Adapted from “How to Make Work More Meaningful for Your Team,” by Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Author: Andrew Mann

Managing Partner at NorthBailey. Having had senior marketing & insight roles at Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Coop and M&S, I'm now using my experience & network to solve strategic marketing problems for NorthBailey clients

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