Fostering and Managing Engagement: A Framework for Managerial Leaders

Given the value of engagement and the costs of disengagement, more accountability by managerial leaders for workplace engagement levels seems likely and desirable. With increased accountability, a practical perspective and framework for fostering and managing this process may help guide leaders in positively impacting workplace engagement to enhance well-being and performance. After reviewing engagement from a managerial leadership perspective, providing an engagement profile, presenting an Engagement-Management Cycle, and offering some benefits associated with this process, a stepwise approach to applying this process is presented. An example of this approach applied with an executive is offered. Some challenging issues are reviewed.

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Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics vol. 11(1) 2014 49
Charles D. Kerns
Pepperdine University
Corperformance, Inc.