“The Authority Guide to Engaging your People”

Sue’s Book

The Authority Guide to Engaging Your People by Dr Sue Mitchell

Yet despite this, surveys regularly show that engagement levels typically remain low in organisations of all types and across different countries. The 2013 Gallup “State of the Global Workplace” reports that worldwide only 13% of people are actively engaged in their work. Most employees are ‘not engaged’ (63%) meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organisational goals or outcomes. Even worse, 24% are ‘actively disengaged’ meaning they are unhappy and unproductive at work and liable to spread negativity and dissent to colleagues and other people in the organisation. In 2019, HR.com reported that only 44% of organisations reported their employees were engaged, while most still struggled to raise engagement.

That’s something every business professional should want to address and make sure that their organisation stands out as one of the few where everyone feels proud to work there and is highly engaged. The difference is you create a great place to work where you enjoy what you do and being with colleagues, with benefits for improving wellbeing and health and reducing stress as well performance. That makes a difference to the ‘bottom line’ including higher performance, higher productivity, higher customer satisfaction, higher staff satisfaction, reduced turnover of staff with costly recruitment and development implications, lower poor quality incidents, fewer safety incidents and more.

Buy a signed copy of Sue’s book


  1. Why engagement matters
  2. Leadership to engage your people
  3. Meaning – purpose, values, vision
  4. Listen – really listen to understand
  5. Communicate
  6. Working to Strengths
  7. Coaching
  8. Understanding mindset
  9. The power of positive
  10. Understanding motivation
  11. Resources and References

As part of one of our leadership programmes at work, we offered our senior managers her book The Authority Guide to Engaging Your People, a concise little book that contains so much good information and addresses the right issues for any leader.” Athena McEwan, BNP Paribas

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