Joined on the show by Brady Wilson. Brady is a Human Energy Architect, co-founder of Juice Inc., and the author of a book called Beyond Engagement: A Brain-Based Approach That Blends the Engagement Managers Want with the Energy Employees Need.Key takeaways from today’s show:
1. The 10 leadership principles to manage energy not engagement (below).
2. The brain science behind managing energy.
3. The Engagement Paradox: What it is and why most organizations haven’t cracked the code of employee engagement.
4. Why employees perceive engagement efforts as a management con game.
5. What he means when he says, “conversation is the operating system of an organization.”
The 10 Leadership Principles to Manage Energy, Not Engagement:
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
About Brady Wilson:
Brady 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™.
An animated and intensely pragmatic keynote speaker, Wilson shares practical tools and the know-how to help business leaders step into life’s grittiest tensions: creating an audience experience that moves concepts from theory to application. His passion for energy compels keynote audiences to not only get involved in the presentation, but carry their excitement away with them, inspired to create a sustained approach to positive change—and better business results.
Wilson is the author of four books, including his most recent release, Beyond Engagement. When not using his energy in the workplace, Wilson also devotes it to his family, training for Ironman and marathon races and volunteering in his community.
He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist.
Todd has published five books, writes a business + lifestyle column, is a distance runner, and lives in Chicago with his wife Stephanie + family.