5 steps leaders should take to engage workersLeveraging passion, enthusiasm leads to an invested, loyal and motivated workforceBy Anita Caputo02/13/2012|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/14/2012 A few months ago, I was inspired by an enthusiastic and passionate leader, John Furlong, CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). Driven by his personal vision to improve the fabric of Canadian society, his dream was to bring the Olympic spirit through the front door of every home to build a better Canada. Not only did Furlong have a vision, he also had the skill to build a cohesive team aligned with this vision — and he kept them engaged by maintaining trust and respect. He understood the key to maintaining employees’ trust and respect is the knowledge that work is an emotional experience — emotion is involved in all aspects of our decisions and actions. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.