Share September, 2015Beyond Engagement: A Brain-Based Approach That Blends The Engagement Managers Want with the Energy Employees Need Brady G. Wilson, BPS Books, Toronto, ON, Canada, $18.99, 190 pages, June 2015, ISBN: 978-1-77236-017-2 Statistics reveal that one in three workers admits to falling asleep on the job — which suggests that engagement is a critical issue for employees and employers. However, efforts by companies to increase employee engagement often lead to more disengagement and reduce productivity. The author of this book argues that to fix this paradox, employers must focus on managing energy, not engagement. Lack of energy drives employees to resort to quick fixes, workarounds, and reactive firefighting, which ingrain bad habits that can be difficult to reverse. The book presents ten leadership principles that employers can apply to manage energy instead of engagement. Each chapter begins with a summary of the brain science behind the leadership concept, then discusses how the concept will show up at work and why it matters. At the end of each chapter,... Would you like to access the complete CEP Article? No problem. You just have to complete the following steps. You have completed 0 of 2 steps. Log in You must be logged in to view this content. Log in now. AIChE Membership You must be an AIChE member to view this article. Join now. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.