If My Book 'Manage To Engage' Was A Poem
Inspired by Poets Everywhere
When night comes we must ask ourselves
‘did we really engage our people
wisely, in this almost post pandemic world?’
That's the responsibility we carry.
A world we must create
where we prioritize people
and leverage our technology.
Because, we know that people power everything
and to manage to engage
that builds leadership.
And, as our management models age now
as quickly as
our operating models
and business models,
so we must level them up.
Step up to our accountabilities
and giving people a fair go
no matter a person’s position,
their gender, their race.
We do an exchange
our equivalent to meet a fair days work.
We must create a scorecard,
one that builds social capital,
management capital, a leadership license to operate.
Turning vision into verbs
and purpose into plans.
Turning aspirations in to actions,
strategies into schedules.
Before this bleak period of crisis of health and wealth,
there was already a crisis.
A pandemic of under engagement,
of people feeling less than all-in.
It cannot remain.
It can not be common place.
Because common sense says we won’t bounce back.
You have an impact.
As a leader of one or many.
What you do by day goes home with your people by night.
You make a difference,
you are the most important person in other people’s lives.
For better or for worse
you create the state,
you make the culture work, or not.
What climate change is to the planet
engagement is to the world of work.
We must remember
people power everything.
They rise up or sit down.
They persist or resist.
They create or debate.
They power our world of work.
You power theirs.
When we manage to engage
We must say ‘I've got this’,
we recognize our influence on
others, their willingness to participate and