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Beyond Engagement: A Brain-Based Approach That Blends the Engagement Managers Want with the Energy Employees Need

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About the Author

Brady G. Wilson is, undisputedly, the embodiment of focused energy. As co-founder of Juice Inc., Brady's vision is to create a world where businesses pulsate with creative energy. For 20+ years, he has inspired and energized leaders, managers, and frontline workers in many of North America's Fortune 500 companies. His passion for creating breakthroughs for companies has spawned such innovative tools and programs as The Power of Conversation™, Beyond Engagement™, and The Energy Check™. Brady lives in Guelph, Ontario. He is also the author of three other books dedicated to improving employee performance and business results: JUICE: The Power of Conversation - The Secret to Releasing Your People's Brilliance and Expanding Your Leadership, FINDING THE STICKING POINT: Increase Sales by Transforming Customer Resistance into Customer Engagement, and LOVE AT WORK: Why Passion Drives Performance in the Feelings Economy.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: BPS Books (June 23, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1772360171
  • ISBN-13: 978-1772360172
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #984,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By L. A. Kane VINE VOICE on August 17, 2015
Format: Paperback
This is a very useful and innovative approach to engaging with employees in the workplace. The company where I work has been doing employee engagement surveys for more than twenty years, yet every time we complete the process we find many of the same challenges remain. This book not only explains why but also how to do things differently/better. I wish the author used a lot less adjectives and provided more depth, however. Despite the really good information it reads an awful lot like it was written by an exuberant cheerleader. It's also really short, with many concepts only getting a page or two devoted to them. This isn't bad per se, but I'm sure the author could go deeper hence make it more valuable and more easily implementable.I also really wish he explained how to implement something like this in a large corporation where individual managers/leaders might be doing all the right things but there is also a demand to centralize policy and gather data to see what's happening. Nevertheless, I really like how he takes a topic, explains the brain science behind it, and offers recommendations (and in many instances case studies) that back up his assertions.

Suggestions include: manage energy not engagement, deliver experiences not promises, target emotion not logic, trust conversations not surveys, seek tension not harmony, practice partnering not parenting, pull out the back story not the action plan, think sticks not carrots, meet needs not scores, and challenge beliefs not emotions. As you can clearly see many of these concepts run contrary to conventional thinking in most of the corporate world. He does a pretty good job explaining their value and the potential results of implementing them. A deeper analysis would go a long way toward convincing executives to champion this approach but even this short treatise will get people thinking in the right direction.
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Employee engagement is hardly a new subject, entire forests have been decimated to produce books that all claim to have elements of the secret formula that will help get your employees more engaged, more productive and just happier. Yet, as many employees will admit, engagement remains disengaged, no matter how many trinkets, football tables or other morale boosters are deployed. Time to look beyond engagement?

This book claims that a brain-based approach can be the saviour to an eternal problem although, it notes, even when companies do succeed and manage a degree of engagement, there are still problems as the employees may be engaged, motivated even, but they have no energy left for the core tasks ahead of them.

Can you win? The author says that there is something called “the engagement paradox”, meaning the more companies focus on engagement, the more disengagement they produce; most employees start out with the intention of being engaged, committed and loyal (no matter how much they’d rather win the lottery and never go back to work) but a combination of work and home-life just saps their energy. Society is running at far too high a gear.

“It's not that employees don't want to be engaged. It's not that they don't support the engagement programme. They are committed and loyal soldiers. However, in today's exhaustion era, they are simply struggling to make it to the weekend. Lacking energy, they resort to quick fixes, workarounds, and reactive fire fighting, thereby hardwiring depletion into the system. As a result, employees come to perceive engagement efforts as a management con game. We've witnessed situations where up to 50 per cent of the employee population believe no meaningful outcomes will occur as a result of the engagement survey.
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Being in the middle of a yearlong leadership development course at work I have read far more business books this past year than in a while. And I must be honest and say this book was amazing. Brady writes in a very engaging manner. His text is clean, crisp and concise. He drives home each chapter with a case study from work they have done with other clients. In many ways reading this book was like reading John Maxwell, Patrick Lencioni, or Spencer Johnson. But there is a freshness or energy in Brady's writings that reflects what he is teaching.

Brady focus a chapter on each of 10 leadership principles and therefore sections in this book are:

1 Manage Energy, Not Engagement
2 Deliver Experiences, Not Promises
3 Target Emotion, Not Logic
4 Trust Conversations, Not Surveys
5 Seek Tension, Not Harmony
6 Practice Partnering, Not Parenting
7 Pull Out the Backstory, Not the Action Plan
8 Think Sticks, Not Carrots
9 Meet Needs, Not Scores
10 Challenge Beliefs, Not Emotions
Conclusion
Appendix / Wants vs. Needs

The purpose of this book is the help manager, leaders, and shapers within any organization see improvements in employee engagement. But not just in the short term, this book will help you find lasting changes and in some ways change how you do business. But if you follow the direction the business will do better and your people will be more satisfied and balanced. Brady does this by focusing on the connection between the brain and energy within the individuals that then rolls up to teams, departments and the organization as a whole.

One of the case studies Brady serves up to us is A Tale of Two Marathons and it is his story of two different runs at the Boston Marathon.
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