In this episode of the Engaging People Podcast, we present another installment of “Employee Engagement Goes to the Movies,” where we consult the silver screen for powerful lessons on what to do and what not to do to create the right employee experience.
This time, we examine the classic 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which follows the story of George Bailey, a desperately frustrated businessman who is visited by an angel who shows him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
One of the principles we took from the film is the concept of “your contribution matters.” Through the course of the film, George learned about the impact he had on others in the community, including clients of his business. He took accountability when a problem occurred and because of his years of giving to others and building relationships, many people came to his aid in his time of need. As a leader, it’s important to help your employees realize the impact they have on others.
Listen to this episode for more leadership and business lessons, featuring DecisionWise consultants Kenna Bryan and Adam Koozer.