The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership

  • 1h 42m
  • Casey Wilson
  • Management Concepts
  • 2008

In the 21st century, people are the competitive advantage. The talent and level of dedication of an organizations workforce make the difference in achieving success. The traditional command-oriented leadership style is not enough to keep todays employees motivated they need to be engaged. They need passion, connection, and inspiration, to put forth their best efforts.

The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership connects what we know about engagement on an organizational level to what an individual leader can do to increase engagement. Using real-world examples, Wilson reveals the key actions leaders must take to connect with and engage others:

  • Build trust
  • Leverage unique motivators
  • Manage performance from a people-centric perspective
  • Engage emotions

By committing to these four cornerstones of engaging leadership, leaders can unleash the potential of others and inspire effective performance. Through practice tools and exercises, readers are challenged to explore, reflect upon, and apply key concepts and techniques of the engaging leader approach.

About the Author

Casey Wilson is the Leadership and Management Practice Leader for Management Concepts. Management Concepts partners with individuals, groups, and organizations to improve performance through training, consulting, and publishing. In his role as Practice Leader, Mr. Wilson leverages his leadership expertise and background in consulting, adult learning, and instructional design to help others enhance their leadership capabilities.

Mr. Wilson also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Human Resources and Management certificate program at Montgomery College, just outside of Washington, D.C., in Maryland. Mr. Wilson teaches courses on topics such as building high-performance work teams, successful interviewing skills for hiring and coaching, employee performance and conduct, and performance management.

Mr. Wilson earned a Master of Science in Leadership in Adult Education from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. He is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

In this Book

  • The Cornerstones of Engaging Leadership
  • A Perspective on Engagement
  • Introduction—Why Engaging Leadership? Why Now?
  • Engaging Leadership
  • Building and Maintaining Trust
  • unique and Personal Motivators
  • A People-Centric Focus on Performance
  • The Renewable Resource Of Emotion
  • A Holistic Approach to Engaging Leadership
  • A Perspective on Engagement (Four Months Later)