This is for my friends over at the LinkedIn Employee Engagement discussion group. Hope the links all work, will try to come back with more time and repair if needed
Strategic Narrative: A Roadmap to Credibility and Influence by LTC Charlene Weingarten June 21, 2011. Source / host for the Information is Power blog: http://www.carlisle.army.mil/dime/blog/archivedArticle.cfm?blog=dime&id=183
“A National Strategic Narrative” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ap 2011. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/events/docs/A%20National%20Strategic%20Narrative.pdf
12: The Elements of Great Managing Gallup’s eighth element is highlighted in The Calling: “The mission or purpose of my company makes me feel my job is important.”
Engage for Success (“the MacLeod Report”). Download full report here: http://www.engageforsuccess.org/ideas-tools/employee-engagement-the-macleod-report/#.UkImHz_88nk
Hints & Tips: Creating and Communicating your Strategic Narrative from the Engage for Success web site. http://www.engageforsuccess.org/ideas-tools/creating-and-communicating-your-strategic-narrative/#.U4nr5yhikqh There is a whole lot more here!
Increasing the “Meaning Quotient” of Work by Susie Cranston and Scott Keller. January 2013 McKinsey Quarterly (may require registration-well worth it!) http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/organization/increasing_the_meaning_quotient_of_work
Finding Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 1997. BasicBooks, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Want to be happier at work? Learn how from these ‘Job Crafters’. David Zax, Fast Company.
Amy Wrzesniewski’s Work-Life assessment is at the AuthenticHappiness website (University of Pennsylvania) http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx
Soar With Your Strengths, 1992 Dell Publishing. Donald Clifton and Paula Nelson.
The closing passage is from Man’s Search for Meaning, Part One, “Experiences in a Concentration Camp”, Viktor Frankl, Pocket Books, ISBN 978-0-671-02337-9 pp. 56–57.
(excerpted from One Pond, One Pebble ch5 The Calling)