Employee engagement has long been a metric of leadership and culture. When employees are engaged, they are emotionally invested in their work and the success of the company. However, low employee engagement results in lower productivity, increased costs, poor customer service, lack of innovation, and decreased employee physical and mental health.
Given this impact, smart CEOs and their Executive Leadership Teams (ELTs) are constantly seeking strategies to boost employee engagement and productivity. One such strategy that has proven effective is the practice of self-leadership.
"Self-leadership is the practice of intentionally influencing your thinking, feeling, and actions toward your objectives." (Bryant and Kazan 2012)
Self-leadership is not just about leading oneself; it's about setting an example for others to follow. When CEOs and ELTs practice self-leadership, they create a culture that encourages employees to take...