Blame the Boss: How Leaders Influence Employee Engagement - Aaron Sorensen & Derek Lusk

Blame the Boss: How Leaders Influence Employee Engagement - Aaron Sorensen & Derek Lusk
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When engagement falls flat it’s likely due to overemphasizing organization-level solutions like extrinsic rewards and underemphasizing the role of the manager.
Sorensen and Lusk recommend that companies focus on intrinsic motivators of engagement and stop using the “strengths” approach with their leaders – an mindset that can reduce leaders’ willingness to address their engagement-killing behaviors.