Oprah and Employee Engagement

  1. “The force we lack isn’t ability or talent by simply the confidence to swagger our way into things.”
  2. “There is a magic in letting go. Every time I become less a spectator and more engaged, [I improve.]”
  3. “Wisdom at times is found in folly.” – Horace, Greek poet, 65 BC – 8 BC

Three quotes, all from the July 2007 issue of Oprah magazine, that immediately made me think of employee engagement.

As a change agent, it is imperative to inspire and help your employees see the value in – and reduce their fear of failure in – changing. Then, you’ll have a better chance of engaging them.

And I love the last quote which shouts to me ‘what the heck, why not have fun along the way!?’

Happy changing and engaging.

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Sandra Schwan

Sandra Schwan

Managing Partner at Evolving Strategies LLC
Sandra is the Managing Partner of Evolving Strategies LLC, a consulting firm helping companies and people learn, adapt and perform. Sandra holds a Master of Science degree in Adult Learning and Strategic Organizational Change from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Previous employers include the Corporate Executive Board, Lante Corporation, Kensington International, and Accenture where Sandra was awarded mentor of the year.

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