Have you been hearing business leaders talk about how this program or that program will make their employees feel engaged? Whether its a survey or a poll or a project or a party, the goal is to make their staff feel like their time and input matters in the hopes that they will give more.

I love listening to them because I know that they think they have all the answers to productivity and innovation.

Meanwhile, smart leaders build teams who are actually engaged. These are employees who see how their efforts build something meaningful. How the choices they make every day lead to better outputs, better deliverables, better opportunities and a better team.

Go ahead and come up with ideas to make your teams feel engaged. I’ll be over here helping companies create engaged teams.

We’ll see who wins.