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The Art of Engagement: Bridging the Gap Between People and Possibilities


In business, a strategy is only as good as its execution. Without the full engagement of the entire workforce, a business leader is like a general without an army. In The Art of Engagement, Jim Haudan, president and CEO of boutique consultancy Root Learning, delivers an innovative approach to engaging employees in strategy.

He arms you with an arsenal of visual learning tools, including “learning maps,” illustrations, sketches, and story boards, which allow your workers to see what they never could before: their place in the organization and their unique contribution to the company's success.

From the Back Cover

“We're using the insights in The Art of Engagement to redesign every element of our training systems. We've eliminated the manuals and PowerPoints, and we are building everything around visual images that stimulate dialogue and drive action.”
-Tom Davin, CEO, Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.

“Root Learning's Strategic Engagement Process has proved invaluable in ensuring that our executives, managers, and frontline employees all know and understand how their efforts directly connect with our strategic plan.”
-Rich Meelia, President and CEO, Covidien

“This book represents a career full of learning that Jim and his colleagues have acquired through years of helping organizations link 'boardroom' strategy to front-line execution."
-Connie Colao, Chief People Officer, Taco Bell

“Dialogue is the oxygen of change. The principles in The Art of Engagement have been vital in assisting Textron to change our conversations-which ultimately changed our results.”
-Lewis Campbell, CEO, Textron

“Haudan's ideas have helped us find new and compelling ways to engage every single employee at Harley-Davidson. These insights were a important contributor to the Partnership Philosophy--a philosophy that was pivotal to our success.”
-Rich Teerlink, Former Chairman and CEO, Harley-Davidson

“Jim Haudan and the team at Root Learning have been instrumental in helping our brand grow through employee engagement. This has strongly contributed to creating a common vision and strong ownership of our Hampton brand.”
-Gina Valenti, Senior Director, Hilton Hotels Corporation



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