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Leading from Above the Line

In the wake of the great recession, in businesses and organizations around the world, we have a crisis on our hands. But it's not the crisis we all think it is and talk about.

It's worse. … We don't have an Employee Engagement crisis. We have a Leadership Engagement crisis.

It should be no surprise that only 13% of employees are engaged when you discover that only 19% of managers and executives are engaged! Engaged Leaders are outnumbered 4 to 1 by those who are not. Bradford D. Smart (Topgrading) reports that the top Human Resources executives of the largest 100 companies in the world admit that only 20% of managers they hired turned out to be the high performers they expected. ‘That's an 80% mis-hire rate!' Smart, says.

And yet, these are the same leaders that we are expecting to raise levels of Employee Engagement in our organizations. Maybe the old saying is still true—people join organizations but they leave managers.”

About Steve Satterwhite | Steve Satterwhite is CEO of Entelligence IT, one of the fastest growing technology services in the US. With 16 years as a founder and entrepreneur, his people-centric ideas about business have been featured in Forbes, Investors Business Daily, CNBC and his manifesto was featured on the front page of Huffington Post. He is the author of Above the Line: How the Golden Rule Rules the Bottom Line—a true story about how putting people first not only makes a difference in peoples' lives, but boosts revenue and profits. Steve is a speaker, consultant and a man on a mission to bring real, authentic leadership into businesses and organizations around the world.

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