Low performance and high turnover is not the result of lazy, apathetic workers. It's not about decreasing budgets. And it's not about a terrible economy.
It's about leadership that doesn't engage employees.
In Nine Minutes on Monday, leadership guru James Robbins argues that employee engagement comes down to one thing: a constant dedication to meeting the universal needs that drive performance excellence. In today's chaotic, high-stakes business environment, it is easy to get distracted from leadership responsibilities by focusing on tasks at hand instead of on strategy. But when you neglect to keep your leadership priorities in front of you, everyone suffers--your staff, your organization and, in the end, you.
Whether you lead a small team or an entire organization, you’ll discover the nine keys to raising productivity, boosting morale, and increasing employee engagement. Nine Minutes on Monday combines proven engagement drivers and principles of human motivation into a simple system of execution that will show immediate results. Inside you'll find:
The "9 Minute" template for maintaining focus on your leadership priorities--no matter how busy you are
Three key questions that will help you connect purpose to paycheck for your staff
A four-step formula for addressing subpar performance and driving complacency from the workplace
A simple coaching model for fast-track staff development
Four reward/recognition tools that will leave your employees feeling valued and motivated
The one simple activity that will forge deep bonds of trust between you and your employees
Three key ingredients that will immediately increase the motivation level of any employee
Being a great leader is never easy, but Robbins breaks it all down into essential components to reveal its fundamental simplicity. Nine Minutes on Monday is your road map to igniting purpose, passion, and engagement among your team members. Master and apply the tools and techniques inside, and your employees will be motivated, inspired, and equipped to bring their best to work each and every day.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an excellent book for all Managers or Supervisors who want to become Leaders. The book is laid out in an easy to follow fashion, and I love the personal stories that are interspersed in the book. If you can't find 9 minutes at the beginning of your work week to improve your leadership and most importantly enhance your relationships with those who work for you, then you might want to find another vocation.
excellent book. I use this to help all new managers establish a leadership presence. The approach helps to establish a consistent way of interacting with employees through specific leadership activities that are planned vs by chance
Having read several leadership books, I find this one to be the most straight-forward/practical. Nine minutes on Monday is all it takes to plan your week to ensure you're leading and not idling. Ideal for the novice manager, but enough here that even a seasoned pro can probably get a good refresher.
Pro: + Emphasizes practical leadership techniques + Good end of chapter synopsis with though-evoking questions + Concise text makes its points in about 200 pages + Decent number of references + Quite quotable + Teaches the reader a method for creating high-performing teams with minimal time investment + Good ideas for implementing the system a little at a time
Con: - References their web site, which requires (free) registration using your email address... items there could (should) have be added to the book - Doesn't offer much on the topic of barriers/barrier breaking, relying mostly on the time challenge of leading...
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