Choose Leadership Blog

Articles from: engagement
Do You Have a Best Friend at Work?

Do You Have a Best Friend at Work?

Last week, Regina explored the idea that community is the source of productivity. Let’s explore further why this relationship between community and productivity matters. Your sense of community arises from your experience that you are in relationship with others, your...

read more
Democracy at the Work Place

Democracy at the Work Place

Acting on what matters, according to Peter Block (The Answer to How is Yes) is “the act of making change in the world through a set of personal values that define who we are.”
And we cannot do that in life, if we don’t do it at the workplace, because that’s where we spend a large portion of our productive hours. To a lot of people, it’s a big ask to make a difference through work, because we depend on the money, and work seems to be the last place where we have a choice. After all, we don’t have a vote on what we do and how we do it when our boss tells us what they expect from us.

Democracy at work may seem like a funny notion, but in fact…

read more
When getting others to change course is hard

When getting others to change course is hard

Leadership happens in interaction with others. And interaction often means rubbing up against each other. It’s not enough to tell others to just follow us, because we are the boss. The carrot-and-stick approach (comfortable monthly paycheck vs. threat of being fired) does not work in an age of insecure jobs and recurring reorganisations. At the best of times, carrot-and-stick management has lead to compliance at best, but never to engagement and commitment.

How can we engage others and get their commitment to our vision?

First of all, we need to …

read more