In your Workbook, you will find a table that sets out the key dimensions people consistently identified as important in their assessment of whether a manager was engaging or not. In this table you can see how engaging managers operate with respect to each dimension compared to disengaging managers.
- Think back over the managers you have worked for. Remember those who go the very best out of you – when you felt really engaged in your work. What were they like? how did they behave? Can you see their characteristics on the left side of this matrix?
- Now do the same for the managers who completely disengaged you.
- What other characteristic or behaviour could you add?
- Now be honest, which sides of the table do you fall on and under what circumstances?