March 3

Succession Planning – What Does it Really Take to Engage Employees?

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So, there’s all this talk today about what it really takes to engage employees and the fact that employees are disengaged and how do we engage them in this virtual world? Do you know the top two things that employees are looking for the biggest sources of feeling connected to an organization? One is purpose. See, people want to do work that matters. They want to feel like they’re making a difference. The second is ownership. They want to help you grow your organization. They want to be a part of developing it. And part of that is about you as a leader, inviting them in, asking them more than telling them, listening to their ideas and solutions. But the other part of that is giving them information and knowledge. Let me ask you something. Do your employees understand how your business works? I mean, how you make money? Do they understand how you lose money? Do they understand at what point during the week or month you actually break even and how much more business you have to do on top of that in order just to pay the bills? See, the more your employees understand about your business, the more engaged they will be. Just so you know, only 6% of motivation. Only 6% comes from money. So, look at the other pieces, the bigger pieces. People want to be a part of your organization. They want purpose, they want ownership, and they want knowledge. So think about all the things that would be valuable for your employees to know and understand. And together, you’re going to turn this uncertainty into competitive advantage and build a culture of people as passionate as you are about the growth of your organization.

Meridith Elliott Powell


Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, highly engaging corporate motivational keynote speaker Meridith Elliott Powell delivers a cutting-edge message, rooted in real-life examples and real-world knowledge. Meridith’s presentations are full of powerful content, highly interactive, and fun. She helps her clients learn the leadership development, sales and business growth strategies to turn uncertainty to competitive advantage.

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