(Every Friday, I am honored and delighted to turn this space over to Mr. Engagement, one of the world’s leading authorities when it comes to Engagement and its related intangibles.  I hope you enjoy his contributions to the conversation.  JG)

Dear Mr. Engagement:

What do you get when you bastardize the concept of engagement with all of the tried-and-true(?) techniques of “motivation,” “employee appreciation,” “participation,” “cross-functional collaboration,” a good, old-fashioned “sharing” so that you can help get it off your bosses' plates so that they can move focus their attention more sharply on the real part of running the business?

Jake Gibbs, Senior Executive Assistant, Gadgets-R-Us


Dear Mr. Gibbs:



Yours in Othership,

Mr. Engagement