GUELPH, Ontario — May 12, 2010 — Leaders who trigger emotional engagement release 400 percent more discretionary effort than those who trigger rational engagement. In his latest book, “Love at Work: Why Passion Drives Performance in the Feelings Economy,” Brady Wilson explains how emotional engagement in the workplace can lead to improved business results.
Wilson is co-founder of Juice Inc., a company specializing in helping organizations improve effective communication, collaboration and performance. In his third book, Wilson focuses on the notion that emotional engagement, which involves engaging people’s hearts and their feelings, trumps rational engagement, which involves meeting the intellectual needs of their minds, when it comes to sparking discretionary effort in the workplace.
Discretionary effort is the difference in the level of effort one is capable of bringing to an activity or a task versus the effort required to simply get by or make do.
“I wrote this book because I believe that loving organizations led by loving leaders are the most effective means to building a better world,” said Wilson. “If leaders and managers extend themselves to invest in the highest good of their people, it can lead to extraordinary results.”
Through real stories of inspiring leadership, and uninspiring leadership, Wilson shares the power of how leaders can love to the point of motivating their employees. Love is defined as the process of extending oneself, which triggers discretionary effort. Every unit of effort a leader or manager spends evoking emotional engagement pays them back four times the discretionary effort. The results can be measured by increased employee productivity and improved employee engagement and communication.
“Brady Wilson’s message is a great match for our culture—down to earth, practical, and determined to make a difference,” said Greg Stewart, president and chief executive officer of Farm Credit Canada. “A very worthwhile read for any leader who aspires to make a distinct mark on their business and its people.”
To learn more about the concepts of “Love at Work,” join Wilson for a complimentary webinar titled “Driving Employee Performance through Emotional Engagement.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. To register, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/326154584.
Webinar attendees will receive an electronic copy of the first two chapters of “Love at Work.” Additionally, a select number of webinar attendees will have the opportunity to receive a complete copy of “Love at Work.”
Wilson is an expert on how conversation affects organizational energy to create dynamic results. He has been called upon internationally by Fortune 500 clients to help them use a “conversational operating system” to overcome insurmountable challenges and achieve unprecedented results.
“Love at Work” will be available at the end of May 2010 on Amazon.com for $29.95 in hardcover and $23.95 in soft cover. For additional information, visit http://www.juiceinc.com/love_at_work.htm.
Juice Inc. delivers training and development services to increase employee engagement and productivity. Juice works with companies that want to build a productive culture and understand that interactions between people are major drivers of organizational success. Juice’s conversation-enhancing methodology delivers a process for improving the human experience in the workplace, while driving employee performance and business results. For additional information, visit http://www.juiceinc.com/.
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