The most critical (and often overlooked) element in achieving your vision is having engaged PEOPLE with the skills, knowledge and passion to bring your vision to life. Research indicates that a sense of purpose, clear goals linked to a vision, consistent communication and feedback, recognition and employee development are some of the key drivers to employee engagement. For the most part, people want to make a difference. They want to be part of something big – something that gives them purpose and meaning. And they want to be noticed and appreciated for their contributions. With the right tools and skills, engaged people quickly become the catalyst for the changes that are needed to achieve your vision. Too many companies skip this important step and then wonder why their efforts stall.