Be A Great Boss increase your employee engagement

Be A Great Boss

You do make a difference. Your decision to be a great boss and leader has significant ramifications.

According to the Gallup Survey on Employment engagement only 31.5% are engaged at work. Down by -0.7.  Their research showed that organizations with engaged employees were outperforming their peers.   More than one in three employees (35%) have changed jobs within the past three years, and 91% of employees left their company to do so, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report.

Gallup asked employees how important certain attributes are when they consider whether to take a job with a different organization. They found that employees place the greatest importance on a role and an organization that offers them:

  1. The ability to do what they do best

  2. Greater work-life balance and better personal well-being

  3. Greater stability and job security

  4. S significant increase in income

  5. The opportunity to work for a company with a great brand or reputation

From Gallup’s article on “The Dream Job” 

Be A Great Boss

Your leadership and persona can greatly impact your employees satisfaction. It starts with you.

Focus on yourself and how you can provide employees and your team members experiences that increase their engagement by being a great boss. You can do this by giving them: Pegine Motivational Leadership Speaker 904.280.8806

These experiences are all within your power. Remember, you can’t change people, places and situations you can only change yourself.   Be a great boss by discovering  your strengths first and developing your awareness, emotional intelligence and being a good person.  You can influence by your actions and behaviors those three areas mentioned above so employees feel valued by you.

The ability to do what they do best

In my book “Bragging Rights: Transform Your Team in 21 Days“, I share the how manages and leaders need to  identify and then support employees to use their talents. These are often  undiscovered talents and skills that an employee has and often uses away from their job. They are undiscovered by you, the leader. Often leaders don’t spend the necessary time to discover the talents and skills of their employees.  These are the skills that give employees the  predisposed ability to perform at a high level of proficiency because it is innate to them and they love using these skills.  It sometimes startles managers to learn how very different their own expectations of their employees are from the true talents that their people possess.

There are four key drivers of employees that are often unknown or undiscovered by their leaders or manager, you.  You can take the time (21 days) to invest in discovering your employees and give them the opportunity and the ability to do what they do best.  When you sign up for my newsletter you get the first three chapters of the book. I also include  insights on  how to apply the four key drivers, along with some bonus materials to enable you to communicate your value and be a great boss.  You can sign up here


Provide greater work-life balance and better personal well-being

The easiest way to do this is to be aware.

Pegine Leadership Business Motivational Speaker 904.280.8806The greatest leaders and managers walk among their people, getting to know them and being aware of them.  You can make it a ritual. For your virtual teams you can do the same by setting up check in calls weekly to keep you up to date.  Here is the key, stay up to date on the business aspects but also on their own personal celebrations, challenges and goals.  Do you know what they do outside of work? Their hobbies, what they juggle to get to work and be present?

Why do this? You do this because you care. You do this because  their lives matter to them and you want them to be at their best,  take the time.  This is a critical investment in providing them with personal well-being. It is also a way to be aware of any potential conflicts between work and their personal life that will influence productivity and employee engagement.  You want to be aware of their situations, but not involved their dramas, there is a fine line. As a leader you have to invest in your own personal and professional development so that you have the skills to grow, coach and empower your people. Your growth enables you to be supportive not enmeshed in their lives.


The opportunity to work for a leader with a great brand or reputation

Your people watch you and learn from you.  Your brand and your reputation matter to the people around you.




Focus on being the best person and leader you can be.

They say employees leave managers, not organizations.  Employees also stay because of the leadership and their managers. When you work for a great boss there is nothing like that positive nurturing  experience.

Be a great boss.


(C) 2017 Pegine Echevarria, MSW, CSP

About Pegine

Called a “walking one-woman antidote to workplace cynicism.” Pegine inspires people to lead, sell, grow and kick their own butt to get the it all done. Pegine’s keynotes, training and teambuilding programs, as well as her books and CD’s include real business and life strategies to lead with impact, influence and the ability to inspire others. Pegine is a sought after a keynote speaker, motivational keynote speaker and leadership keynote speaker quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes. Pegine is the one of 58 inductees into the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame. During her programs as a motivational leadership keynote speaker Pegine transforms the way people look at themselves, their clients and their business, using humor. She has a unique ability to deliver workplace, sales and life lessons from your business to help individuals and teams to:

Be a great bossA former Bronx gang member she is a true American success story. Pegine transformed her own life becoming founder of a multimillion dollar business.   Her company, Team Pegine, was named North Florida’s #3 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Company. Her company, Team Pegine Inc produces teambuilding and leadership experiences, culled from years of training military leaders on impact, influence and the ability to inspire others to action. Team Pegine uses professional role players so business professionals can practice impact, influence and the ability to inspire others to action. Pegine is author of “Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own Butt“,  “Bragging Rights Transform Your Team in 21 Days” and “Lead and Think Big“. The clients who have used her services as a keynote speaker, motivational keynote speaker and leadership keynote speaker include Walmart, Harley Davidson, HSBC Bank, Silpada, Princess House, Travelers Insurance, Colgate Palmolive, Rubbermaid and others.


Posted in Employee Engagement, Leadership, Self Development on May 3, 2017 by admin.

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