Monthly Archives: April 2010

How Acknowledgement and Action Can Improve Your Organization

Today I want to speak about Acknowledgement and Action respectively the third and fourth A’s in improving managerial effectiveness. To recap, the Four A’s (Awareness, Appreciation, Acknowledgement and Action) refer to the mindset and behavior of individual managers. Unfortunately we live in a time plagued by blame and denial. How often have you heard someone either deny they had anything to do with an outcome … Continue reading How Acknowledgement and Action Can Improve Your Organization »

Embracing That Which We At First Don’t Like

Last week we discussed the importance of awareness in becoming an engaged manager.  This week my focus is on the second of the Four A’s which is appreciation.  Searching the dictionary for a definition of appreciation we find words such as gratefulness, positive opinion, valuing something highly, full understanding, and a statement of praise. As managers we are accountable for the outputs of our employees.  … Continue reading Embracing That Which We At First Don’t Like »

Principles of Engaged Management Part 2

“Know First Who You Are, And Then Adorn Yourself Accordingly.” – Epictetus Being a fully engaged manager requires a willingness to grow, accompanied by a mindset that life is a journey.  Personal growth is a life long process. Similar to maturation, it can happen whether we are conscious of it or not. We all mature naturally, some realizing our full potential others not coming close … Continue reading Principles of Engaged Management Part 2 »

Principles of Engaged Management Part 1

I was driving back to the city this afternoon and started thinking about the roles of managers in engaged organizations.  An Engaged Organization is a total systems approach to building successful companies.  We, BEI define success as realizing business goals, developing an engaged workforce, with engaged manager(s) working together to produce outstanding products and services and creating shareholder value.  Most of you reading this blog … Continue reading Principles of Engaged Management Part 1 »