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Jim Collins on employee engagement that works

Here’s some great advice from Jim Collins on how not to demotivate employees. Worth three minutes.

The best leaders, says Collins, don’t worry about motivating people. They hire passionate employees and don’t extinguish their passion. There’s a big difference.

1) Hype: a failure to acknowledge the real difficulties the organization faces 
2) Futurism: Always “pointing down the road” at distant goals and not at the tangible results of employees’ recent efforts 
3) False democracy: Inviting people’s input when you’ve already made up your mind 

Further reading from Collins recently:
Jim Collins: How to manage through chaos

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