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276: Employee Engagement With Management 3.0, with Jurgen Appelo

By Dave Stachowiak

Most of us work in organizations where at the very least, it’s espoused that we should engage employees and create a great work environment. But, few firms actually do this well. On this episode, how to practically engagement employees using the principles of Management 3.0 — and also create happiness for the people you lead. Jurgen Appelo: Management 3.0 Jurgen Appelo calls himself a creative networker. Since 2008 Jurgen has penned a popular blog at, covering the creative economy, agile management, and personal development. He is the author of Management 3.0*, the bestselling agile management text and the proactive follow-up book, Managing for Happiness*. Key Points Not all things work for each company. You must experiment to see what works for your company culture. Incentives should be tangible. Managers should only have to manage the business systems, and the employees should be able to manage themselves. You are learning the most when half your experiments fail. Figure out how to incentivize experimentation, not just successful results. Resources Mentioned Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders by Jurgen Appelo* Managing for Happiness: Games, Tools, and Practices to Motivate Any Team by Jurgen Appelo* That's Not How We Do It Here!: A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall--and Can Rise Again by John Kotter* Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at Related Episodes CFL122: How To Create Joy At Work with Richard Sheridan of Menlo Innovations and Joy, Inc. CFL223: Start With Why featuring Simon Sinek CFL249: How to Succeed with Leadership and Management, with John Kotter Next Episode Mariano Mosquera appears on the show to discuss how to prevent corruption. He’s a leader on this topic and joins me from Argentina to discuss what leaders should be thinking on this, even if you may be handling something a bit more subtle than corruption.

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