Nobody at work listening to you? You may want to check this out…

The “human element” is missing from many a workplace.

Ray White (in for The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield) interviewed THINKspiration CEO Tracey Swanepoel on how to bring it back.

THINKspiration is a consultancy dedicated to getting strategy understood by distilling it into a compelling visual story that all employees know and understand.

It has helped numerous companies to translate strategy from the boardroom to the rock face/shop floor.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

There’s a lot of ‘command and control’ and not enough listening.

Tracey Swanepoel, THINKspiration

Strategy is not a democracy, but…

Tracey Swanepoel, THINKspiration

There’s a tsunami of stuff that bosses send to employees, but there’s not enough listening taking place.

Tracey Swanepoel, THINKspiration

Storytelling is a powerful tool…

Tracey Swanepoel, THINKspiration

Listening and engaging is part of what we do as humans in any relationship that works.

Tracey Swanepoel, THINKspiration

Corporate politics are signs of lack of engagement.

Tracey Swanepoel, THINKspiration

We’re over-managing…

Tracey Swanepoel, THINKspiration

The magic of a leader is that his persuasion tools are his or her ears.

Tracey Swanepoel, THINKspiration

Connect to the mess!

Tracey Swanepoel, THINKspiration

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