Good Leadership Drives Employee Engagement

Posted on June 2, 2014 by Katherine Razzi


I read a great “bloggicle” (blog-article) written by Justin Locke which posted today, May 21, 2014. It’s entitled, “The Flip Side of Employee Engagement.” The title tells me a lot already and then after reading it, learned just how vital leadership’s role is.

You can have plenty of engaged employees but if management cannot or will not foster a healthy work environment in order for engagement to thrive, you will soon have a toxic environment that can lead to exiting employees.

Yes, good leadership drives employee engagement, and as Locke puts it, “…’engagement’ is no longer a nice thing to have, it is now essential to your bottom line.” To that end, wouldn’t it be wise to train managers to acquire more people skills? Nowadays, many managers not only have to manage their people, but they too, are doing the work alongside them. Do they have time to work on people skills? Perhaps they should make the time. Even having a manager’s forum or meeting once a month to discuss issues with HR or the organization’s top leaders could provide them with the soft skills required to invoke employee engagement.

About Katherine Razzi

Katherine Razzi hails from the Midwest and holds a B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science from National-Louis University, Evanston Campus. Coursework in cultural diversity, management, organizational dynamics, morals and ethics, group interaction, and psychology.

What Others Are Saying

  1. Mike June 5, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Thanks for sharing this article, I totally agree, my boss is a great leader and everyone in the office is so happy that no one has ever had a sick day.

    • Katherine Razzi June 5, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Dear Mike,

      Thank you for your comment. That’s really good to hear. It doesn’t surprise me that a great leader like your boss cares about you and the other employees in order to make it a happy atmosphere, where you love your job and the people you work with. That’s what employee engagement is all about!

      Best regards,
      Kathy Razzi

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