Top 215 Engagement Quotes

In this post, you will find great Engagement Quotes from famous people, such as Kerry Washington, Thomas P.M. Barnett, Ellen Tauscher, Lisa Stansfield, Charles Duhigg. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

You see the transformation that the arts have on young

You see the transformation that the arts have on young people. It changes their lives for the better. That’s where my engagement is.
An economically confident America has – since becoming a world power at the start of the 20th century – tended toward global engagement. It is during times of economic stress (1930s, 1970s) that America has become more withdrawn.
Getting our military back on stable footing won‘t happen overnight. We must start this process now, since future engagements are likely and allies are scarce.
Ellen Tauscher
She used to drive me to clubs for engagements and when I was 16 I got a job presenting a TV show in Newcastle. My mum didn’t really like driving, but she carried on. Once I remember we got stuck in a snow storm, but she carried on to get me there in time. She was an amazing, incredible person.
In 1940, Germany toppled France in 20 days, and the panzerdivizion symbolized war‘s shift from drawn-out conflicts using massive fortifications to rapid-fire engagements built around manned, motorized armor.
How well I walk my talk, and not talk my talk, determines the quality of my engagement, of all my experience with what is quite personally my God. I’m my greatest teacher, and within me, I have the power to push myself deeper and higher.
When you have an engagement, at least in my world, the world that I create for myself, an engagement doesn’t begin when you hit the stage and end when you leave the stage. It begins when you hit the city limits, and it ends when you leave the city limits.
Utah Phillips
Some critics have challenged what the return on investment is for engagement in social media. Others have complained that the metrics don’t exist to demonstrate value.
I have a lot of social engagements, and I like to dress up for them. I try to wear what I feel comfortable in, as self-confidence is so much about how you look. Generally, I love to wear long dresses; they make you feel special.
Marie-Chantal Claire
I love the way Indian weddings are hosted. We have kept everything traditionalexcept our engagement ceremony.
Neil Nitin Mukesh
I grew up in Minnesota, where we treasure our tradition of civic engagement – and our record of having the nation‘s highest voter participation.
What we have seen of recent American action in the Pacific, the bombing of Tokyo and the engagements in the Coral Sea, off Midway Island and at Dutch Harbour, has been sufficient indication that America is beginning to discharge her supremely important duty in the Pacific.
We want to open up more opportunities for U.S. businesses and travelers to engage with Cuba, and we want the Cuban government to open up more opportunities for its people to benefit from that engagement.
We will value public engagement.
Put simply, my vision for AOL is to build the largest and most sophisticated global advertising network while we grow the size and engagement of our worldwide audience.
And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will again and again confront us with a cruel choice between costly engagement and costly indifference.
Lord Robertson
Turkey wants a policy of engagement exactly like President Obama‘s new approach. Policy of engagement, less confrontation, less tense attitude, especially in the region.
Ahmet Davutoglu
WhatsApp‘s extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide.
I’ve become one of those women who thrusts her engagement finger out all the time.
Katherine Parkinson
During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon, but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had gotten to the supposed location of the village.
George Crook
At Warby Parker, we use the survey platform Culture Amp to take employee engagement surveys that help us become ultra-responsive to the needs of our teams.
I was engaged once In New Jersey. But the engagement ended, because I had music on my mind. I had nothing to offer her except a dream.
If your user base engagement is fledgeling, a token may not be the panacea unless it is properly threaded into the product, and user behavior is accompanying the token utility.
I actually want to write a treatise in defence of pretension. I think the word ‘pretension’ has become like the word ‘ironic‘ – just this catch-all term to distance people from interesting experiences and cultural engagement and possible embarrassment.
I would argue that in terms of our country‘s international profile, Brexit is just as significant a development as any military engagement.
I’m a workaholic and there is no other engagement in my life.
I think chatbots are the future of engagement between a fan and a brand or celebrity.
Al Qaeda attacked the U.S.S. Cole and bombed several U.S. embassies in East Africa in the late 1990s. We knew who did it, but we didn’t go after them. Instead, we beefed up security at our embassies and changed the Navy‘s rules of engagement. It only served to embolden Al Qaeda.
P is positive emotion, E is engagement, R is relationships, M is meaning and A is accomplishment. Those are the five elements of what free people chose to do. Pretty much everything else is in service of one of or more of these goals. That’s the human dashboard.
China has proven that the wellbeing of citizens in a country doesn’t necessarily contradict its engagement globally.
During the Clinton administration, engagement, backed by the threat of force, convinced Pyongyang to freeze its dangerous nuclear program and put a moratorium on the production of long-range missiles.
I'm at the point age-wise where I've decided it's time

I’m at the point age-wise where I’ve decided it’s time to pass the baton to people who have several terms in front of them and have the energy and the excitement and the engagement that is necessary to carry it on.
Dan Coats
When you are in local government, you are on the ground, and you are looking into the eyes and hearts of the people you are there to serve. It teaches you to listen; it teaches you to be expansive in the people with whom you talk to, and I think that that engagement gives you political judgment.
Let’s be honest: The trade embargo with Cuba hasn’t secured our interests or helped the Cuban people. Because the way to promote positive change and better human rights in Cuba is through engagement, not isolation.
Theater is an engagement between the actor and the audience. Film is a different sort of medium. It’s not immediate, but in some ways it’s more involving.
Pauline Collins
I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement with Johnny ten years ago. I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time, but you have to remember I was only 19 years old.
Whites have not had to build the cognitive or affective skills or develop the stamina that would allow for constructive engagement across racial divides.
Black women care deeply about civic engagement, democracy, education, children, and justice.
Disney produces fabulous movies around certain characters, and then they commercialize that engagement through toys, books, cruises.
I value teaching. It’s one of the places I get inspiration, engagement.
Yes, life has certainly changed post my engagement.
The rules of engagement when I was in Afghanistan were very flexible. When you’re at war, you’re at war.
Academies place a high premium on local community engagement.
I lived in China for 9 years straight. I saw how my Chinese friends benefited and gained much more freedom to determine the course of their lives, their jobs, their creative works, and their identities over the course of a decade. Much of this increased freedom is thanks to economic engagement by the West.
We need more and more engagement with China rather than isolating it more and more.
Engagement is not appeasement. Engagement is not surrender.
Cancer reminds me of a very bad but tenacious performer who, although no one wants to see, insists on doing an encore, having a return engagement, making a comeback and, worst of all, going on tour.
I do not think it is a coincidence that young people gravitated toward populist voices in the French election and that the two issue positions where Donald Trump and young voters seem to agree most – global engagement and trade – are rooted in populism.
And across Afghanistan, every single day, Afghan soldiers, Afghan police and ISAF troops are serving shoulder-to-shoulder in some very difficult situations. And our engagement with them, our shoulder-to-shoulder relationship with them, our conduct of operations with them every single day defines the real relationship.
India’s engagement with the ASEAN region lies in the clarity of the principles that we share.
One of the hidden benefits of me being a student manager at Kentucky was me having the responsibility of driving Rick Pitino to his motivational speaking engagements.
Building sustainable cities – and a sustainable future – will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government. And it will need the engagement of all stakeholdersincluding the private sector and civil society, and especially the poor and marginalized.
Organised religion, organised anything, requires commitment and requires an engagement with something. A lot of the time, we don’t want to commit.
Looking ahead, we see the popularity of eSports exploding as competitive gaming becomes more mainstream and eSports leagues like ‘Call of Duty’ World League and Overwatch League driving greater engagement and viewership.
I’m of the philosophy that you wage a campaign of full engagement and you use every tool in the toolbox.
I think we should all be accountable to our parties, but I also think that accountability should be a process of engagement: that MPs do engage with their constituency parties, do engage with their constituents, and MPs do change their minds on things because of local opinion.
We can define the rules of police-citizen engagement, but everyday decisions will always be made by men and women in uniform, on the street, in the community, under extreme pressure, in a dangerous world where guns easily fall into the wrong hands.
Personally, I’m an advocate for short engagements. Long sometimes means there is a reason for it. Two years engaged and no wedding… I’d be upset.
I do have to travel a lot for speaking engagements.
For me, there are a lot of people that want to hear what I have to say. There are a lot of people who want to talk to Lil B, and they care about Lil B. Without the people I wouldn’t be able to reach that magnitude of engagement.
The American people voted for a president, Donald Trump, who’s very tough, very strong, very aggressive on terrorism, but at the same time smart. At the same time sophisticated. At the same time, heeding the wisdom of our founders who warned about entangling foreign engagement.
We are increasingly using social media to drive both engagement and commerce. And because we are a commerce platform that integrates content, we believe we have a unique opportunity to make up a high button, a relative factor in social.
Attend with Diligence and strict Integrity to the Inter

Attend with Diligence and strict Integrity to the Interest of your Correspondents and enter into no Engagements which you have not the almost certain Means of performing.
George Mason
In the age of activism that is clearly not going away, it would seem that some form of engagement from directors with shareholders – rather than directors simply taking their cues from management – would go a long way toward helping boards work on behalf of all shareholders rather just the most vocal.
Even when we go back to having meetings in person, we will continue to incorporate a lot of the things we learned in virtual meetings to make sure we get the right engagement from all of our remote teammates.
Journalists know other journalists – that’s the only reason my engagement made it into the papers. I don’t think real people are interested – just the media, just Twitter!
When I am making a TV show, I am looking for engagement, not admiration.
We’ve suspended the willing suspension of disbelief. We have given up that relationship, that almost hypnotic engagement, with the characters up on the screen.
I’ve spoken about politics a lot over the years and my main issue that I championed was just general engagement in politics.
I think we’re going to start to see a new model of civic advocacy where people get together once in a while to protest, but it’s more about an ongoing, sustained engagement in issues, networks and communities about which people care.
Life is a massive amount of feelings with the occasional profound engagement with intellect. As I get older, I hope the intellect takes over.
The fact that I could secure an opera engagement made me realize I had within me the making of an artist, if I would really labor for such an end. When I became thoroughly convinced of this, I was transformed from an amateur into a professional in a single day.
Enrico Caruso
It’s my mother’s engagement ring so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she’s not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all – this was my way of keeping her close to it all.
As has been pointed out with Libya, the debate over Libya, sometimes we allow diplomatic relations with imperfect regimes because progress can best be made through engagement instead of isolation.
Earl Blumenauer
Thriving in the digital space is about constant commitment and engagement rather than being hit-driven like traditional media.
I have defended the interests of France at the G8 in Washington; afterwards I was at Chicago to announce the withdrawal of French troops from Afghanistan; I have participated in two European summits, so I have fully respected the engagements I made to the French.
Cross-strait engagement must be consistent and guided by a stable policy with respect for past interaction and agreements signed by the two sides.
We’ve not given any attention to the people in their 50s and 60s, who need attention, education and engagement, in terms of the society and in terms of their identity as human beings.
Before I was elected to Congress, I had the honor of serving as the president of the Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson, the largest Reform Synagogue in Southern Nevada. During my tenure, I witnessed firsthand the beauty in our country’s religious diversity and how community engagement strengthens America.
The joy of making a genre film is that you have audiences in that place, and it’s a perfect place to start because all it takes is finding ways to startle them out of that complacency and encourage a different kind of engagement.
I think some people wished I’d kept myself out of the book. But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader to share my engagement with the material, if you like, not pretend that I’m doing it completely intellectually.
Today, no leader can afford to be indifferent to the challenge of engaging employees in the work of creating the future. Engagement may have been optional in the past, but it’s pretty much the whole game today.
It’s going to sound ridiculous, but knowing how to pose, how to maintain a level of engagement and variation for a day of shooting, is actually a skill.
Numerous studies show that people derive more personal satisfaction and are more productive when they engage at a deeper level. In the past, we did that through live, in-person interactions, but it’s more of a challenge for distributed workforces to maintain that level of engagement.
The experience that a publication creates for its audience is the very essence of that publication’s brand – and without deep engagement, that publication’s brand will be weak. A good publication is a convener and an arbiter – it expresses a core narrative that becomes a badge of sorts for its readership.
Our engagement through international economics, trade, these trade agreements, is vital and is linked to our national security. This is a lesson we learned from the ’30s, it is a lesson we learned post-World War II, and it plays to our strengths.
The most memorable engagement for me, I suppose, was an away-day to Leicester. I went without William, so I was rather apprehensive about that.
The best way to prevent the homegrown-inspired attacks is literally positive engagement with Muslim communities. Making sure that any immigrant population that comes into America assimilates, becomes part of our culture. That has been our history; it has made us strong.
In an ideal world, ‘Doctor Whomakes the whole nation eight years old, with that excitement and engagement and wide-eyedness.
Capitalism has been interpreted as an exclusively profit-centric human engagement. Some have been saying to bring people and planet into the picture. This can be a good change, but it is still not fully operationalized. Are you putting people, planet and profit at the same level?
We’re very clear in the race that priority will be given to the lead car and more risk will be taken with the tail car. Sometimes that will work out, sometimes it won’t, but it’s very clear going into the event that those are the rules of engagement.
I like it, but it’s yellow, and I’m like, I didn’t want yellow for my engagement ring.
My whole way of looking at entertainment and audience engagement – and my ability to go from one genre to another – comes from my experience in New Orleans.
The score, which comes often quite later in a film, can

The score, which comes often quite later in a film, can help reinvigorate your emotional engagement with it.
James Marsh
We are committed to a continuous engagement with our people to explain government policies, receive advice and criticism.
The social media thing is insane: the constant engagement with the public, not even just your fans. It’s not really about the music; it’s about how you can be seen.
When my dad proposed to my mom, instead of giving her an engagement ring, he gave her an engagement shotgun. Because he loved to hunt and wanted to spend time with her doing that.
When my mother died of cancer in 2014, my father was quick to reinvent himself. Within a year, he moved to Thailand, became obsessed with scuba diving and consumer-grade underwater photography, and proposed to a Burmese woman in her mid-30s, an engagement he broke off within a year or two.
Social sharing of photoslandscapes, selfies, latte-foam art – can spark conversations and deeper engagements.
People come to museums for storytelling and engagement, and the technology needs to facilitate that.
Jake Barton
When I sit down with my team before an engagement, sometimes they are horrified as I say I don’t want to read the biographical brief because I prefer to prise information out of people. It becomes like a game. The stories that come out, I could write a book about.
If I didn’t have a recruiting engagement, I was going to be here. I did everything possible to change the recruiting thing. I’m a very small part of this night, but I did want to be a part of it.
The antidote to the malaise and distrust that led to the rise of Trump is total civic engagement: working together from the grass roots, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, to implement progressive policies that build a fairer city for all.
I love a boot. It’s an easy transition for all surroundings – not too casual, not too formal. You look like you’re off to your engagement photos, even if you’re going down to a pub with your friends afterward.
On engagement, we’re already seeing that mobile users are more likely to be daily active users than desktop users. They’re more likely to use Facebook six or seven days of the week.
It takes a little bit of mindfulness and a little bit of attention to others to be a good listener, which helps cultivate emotional nurturing and engagement.
You need to put drones under control; you need to lay out certain rules of engagement in order to prevent or minimize collateral casualties. It is extremely important.
Vladimir Putin
The church was everything: our social engagements, Sunday morning, Sunday evening. Wednesday night was the hour of power. We had Bible study on certain days. Saturday afternoon was choir practice. I wanted desperately to be a good Christian.
I’ll absolutely be focusing in on the defense of this nation and making sure that our men and women have the proper tools, training, and equipment to do their jobs, that they have clear rules of engagement and, in the event that something happens to them, that we have a VA system that actually works.
I love suits for formal engagements. But I also like to wear jeans and button-ups.
If you put our guys in harm’s way, you better support them with the right equipment, the right rules of engagement, the right Medevac, the right quick-reaction force.
The novel is about, for me, sustained and organized looking. I do think that people have a hunger for a sustained engagement, that concentration that the book can offer.
Politics is about the participation and engagement of the wider citizenry – to miss that point would doom us to irrelevance.
Full social and political engagement is impossible without economic empowerment, a point that is as true for women as it is for young people of either gender.
Facebook lets me be lazy the way a man in a stereotypical 1950s office can be lazy. Facebook is the digital equivalent of my secretary, or perhaps my wife, yelling at me not to forget to wish someone a happy birthday or to inform me I have a social engagement this evening.
The tone of good web writing grows out of email. It’s more direct, personal, colloquial, urgent, witty, efficient. It doesn’t waste your time. It reflects that engagement, responsiveness, and haste of web surfers, as opposed to the more general passivity of print readers.
We’re encouraged by the engagement on ClassPass and the tremendous growth we’ve had that shows we are fulfilling our mission of helping people live a more active life.
It’s always great to have a purpose of a meeting and an ending for it, but it’s even more important to be present and have an engagement on the topic you’re doing, to create an environment and energy around that meeting, so everybody goes from there, ‘That’s great; we can take it forward!’
New Jersey has faced its own history of citizens demanding change and federal engagement in programs to address the needs of our community. We have also seen the success of law enforcement in our state when members work to listen to our communities and build a brighter future alongside our residents.
Stress is the negative whirlwind of emotions that gets imposed on top of our stimulation and engagement.
It’s my approach as a filmmaker always to go in, not with a thesis or preconceived notion, but with curiosity and questions and inquiry. So in some way, I’m always surprised. I’m always finding paths of engagement.
When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
Since taking office, President Obama has pursued a policy that focused more American resources and engagement in the Asia-Pacific, a region that will increasingly define opportunity and security in the 21st century.
The Philippines-U.S. Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement takes our security cooperation to a higher level of engagement, reaffirms our country’s commitment to mutual defense and security, and promotes regional peace and stability.
Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
My mother collects engagement rings.
I don’t know how you can justify leaving any engagement behind in the social Web of 2011.
I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’m not looking for it. What I can say about my divorce and my failed engagement is that I learned where my bar is.
I actually think of myself as quite a shy person, although I know I give the impression of someone much more confident. I think what I do have is a capacity to listen to the other, even if the other is an opponent. That leads, in all senses of the word, to an engagement.
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One thing Republican leaders, regardless of whether they love us or they hate us, have got to understand is there’s no way in hell there will ever be another Republican president without the active engagement of the Tea Party masses and support of the Tea Party masses.
Norway will be recognized as an open democracy with the rule of law, with the universal human rights, and with the broad international engagement on the international scene taking upon ourselves responsibilities, because we are a privileged country.
Jonas Gahr Store
The fame of Maria Foote’s beauty and charm of manner had reached London, and in May 1814, she made her first appearance at Covent Garden Theatre and personated Amanthis in ‘The Child of Nature’ with such grace and effect that the manager complimented her with an immediate engagement.
The rules of engagement have become so rigid that governments often straightjacket themselves in the face of unambiguous aggression.
So I think that is from the European perspective, for the European future, this engagement can be one of the most important and effective decisions in the last 50 years maybe.
Often confused with shyness, introversion does not imply social reticence or discomfort. Rather than being averse to social engagement, introverts become overwhelmed by too much of it, which explains why the introvert is ready to leave a party after an hour and the extravert gains steam as the night goes on.
The antidote to white fragility is ongoing and lifelong and includes sustained engagement, humility, and education.
Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor’s appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops.
In a professional service environment, you often work on one engagement or deal after another, with one ending before the next begins.
We simply do not have time as we move from one meeting to the next to have hours to peruse leisure websites of whatever type. There are days when I do not have time to switch my desktop computer on, and computer access is by mobile devices on the run between competing engagements.
We’re moving toward the kind of work world which has less security. But we hope it has more creativity and possibility of real engagement.
Ibotta represents the future of how mobile technology will be used to drive both in-store and online sales. Not only does Ibotta allow retailers to drive sales directly in store, but it also allows them to see what type of media engagement has the largest effect on resulting customer purchases.
James H. Clark
Companies in Silicon Valley invest a lot in understanding their users and what drives user engagement.
I had promised my husband never to accept another engagement. It was hard. It was not a very happy time for me.
Dinah Sheridan
These are important markers in our engagement with South East Asia, in enhancing our strategic ties with ASEAN across 3 Cs. These 3 Cs are commerce, connectivity, and culture.
Our military sons and daughters that are placed in harm’s way deserve the right equipment, the right training, and the right rules of engagement to win decisively on any field of battle.
Management did not emanate from nature. Management is not a tree: it’s a television set. Somebody invented it. It doesn’t mean it’s going to work forever. Management is great. Traditional notions of management are great if you want compliance. But if you want engagement, self-direction works better.
Starting with politics, we’d like to replace blanket advertising with individualised targeted and engagement ads.
You can’t go to the store and buy ‘the Engagement Platform.’
Kevin Lynch
Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.
I think, for a lot of people, the point is to get high engagement and likes on their photos, so I think it’s just good marketing. But at the same time, if you’re posting pictures and you look nothing like your pictures, then it’s false advertising.
I get by mostly on speaking engagements, but as soon as I try to pay myself, I end up having to give it back to the business to cover operating expenses or other unplanned costs.
If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education.
We are Jewish soldiers. Our battle orders include the rules of engagement and the Ten Commandments. The computer code of the F-35 and the moral code of the prophets of Israel.
My first engagement with any art was music.
We joined a Conservative synagogue. I began learning th

We joined a Conservative synagogue. I began learning through engagement, rote and reading. Suddenly, I belonged… well, to the extent that a novelist can ever feel she is part of a group; we may be part of a minyan, but we’re not fully merged into the community.
Knowledge and engagement are a powerful antidote to forces that often work against our kids being healthy.
We have built up, through our global engagement, a set of institutions that have been built on trust, fundamentally on trust, where allies had trust in the United States to do the right thing when it really came down to it.
If I could do anything in my life and be remembered for anything, I would like to be remembered for helping the world see the value of physical engagement with ideas.
Margaret Wertheim
Over time, diversity has come to be acknowledged as an essential enhancer of corporate productivity, performance, and talent engagement.
Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone‘s responsibility.
It’s taken a lot of presidents to get us where we are today, a lot of deployments, a lot of wars, a lot engagements. You add them all up.
Engagement is always better then disengagement. If we don’t talk, somebody else will.
Mr. Obama’s approach to engagement to some degree makes him dependent on people who wish neither him nor America well. This doesn’t have to end badly and I hope that it doesn’t – but it’s not an ideal position after one’s first year in power.
Walter Russell Mead
I’m from New Orleans, which is all about direct engagement out in the street with all the parades and Mardi Gras Indians and jazz funerals. I’m trying to take that and put it into my generation, a group that doesn’t have enough joy and celebration in their lives.
Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.
I came up in the ’80s and ’90s – there was no engagement with the fan base.
Deep engagement is much more powerful and valuable than fleeting mass market engagement.
It is difficult to overstate the importance of media as a tool to encourage civic engagement and participation, and the importance of a diverse and well-informed public.
The key measurement will not be how many people are watching the Univision network. But, believe me, I still think we are going to grow and are shooting for No. 1, and that spot is certainly on our radar. But engagement will be the focus and the main measure.
The engagements I had with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles were about reaching out and showing respect to the unionist people. I also recognised that when someone like her makes acts of reconciliation as she did do at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin, she is 100% behind the peace process.
Strong leadership is essential in the face of health crises. Complex public health emergencies demand a collective response with high-level political and diplomatic engagement at both the national and global levels.
At Bristol I found it quite difficult to continue trying to balance three things – teaching, research and public engagement, for which television was obviously the most prominent part.
Instead of fretting about getting everything done, why not simply accept that being alive means having things to do? Then drop into full engagement with whatever you’re doing, and let the worry go.
For every gardener there is a minimum level of engagement that is needed to sustain and develop the relationship. There is no magic figure to this and it will vary from person to person and season to season, but it is there.
Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles, to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service an marketplace.
I am completely in favour of dialogue and engagement. But it must be a true, open dialogue.
My goal is that we should have a rich engagement online that caters to a general and scholarly audience and that can provide a seamless experience for people, whether they are up the road or on the other side of the world.
Thomas P. Campbell
I don’t think it’s going to come as a shock to anyone, but Garrett and I have decided to end our engagement. Garrett and I came to this decision after many conversations. It wasn’t just something we just arrived at one night. It wasn’t based solely off of one Instagram post or somebody else’s opinions or comments.
I go short and sweet on the engagement. I did have a longish engagement, but I think short and sweet is best.
Leelee Sobieski
When I accept an invitation for a public speaking engagement, my purpose is to share the TOMS story and our giving mission. In no way do I believe this means I endorse every single aspect of that organization. That may be naive, and you may disagree, but it is my sincere belief.
I started to understand that for me, art was no longer about self-expression but about creative engagement with the world. I started to respond in an excited way to making work inside an industry and not feeling the constraints of audience expectation as some kind of thing that I should avoid.
Ayad Akhtar
Agriculture changes the landscape more than anything else we do. It alters the composition of species. We don’t realize it when we sit down to eat, but that is our most profound engagement with the rest of nature.
Every person’s remembering will be different. That engagement is important, I think.
Christian Marclay
I would be in support of giving the military commanders more latitude in their rules of engagement rather than be restricted to the point we’re tying someone’s hands behind their back.
The big risk to British lives in 2013 is in Afghanistan. Our troops, diplomats and aid workers have made a big contribution there. But while there is an end date for Western engagement, 2014, there isn’t a proper end game.
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I’ve rarely kept my distance from kind of – I don’t know if we can call it politics, but kind of, civic engagement and that kind of thing, except I tended to think, ‘Well, do it yourself before you start telling other people what they should be doing.’
What’s sad is that we can have a reality-television performer for president without incorporating the other aspects of reality television – like voting and voter engagement.
I tell young entrepreneurs to use the leader in their industry and as a benchmark as they work to create their own brand. Don’t look at what your competition is doing – if you emulate the leader in your industry, you will achieve a higher level of engagement with consumers and make their buying experience richer.
Under our rules of engagement, if I were ISIS, what I would do is collocate my headquarters next to a school or a hospital and ensure that there would be collateral damage. They know our rules of engagement as well as we do. They operate with impunity.
The rules of Canadian engagement say that if we encounter a celebrity, we have to pretend we’re not encountering a celebrity.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Starbucks has changed the rules of engagement for the music industry.
As you know, I did not support the United States‘ engagement in Iraq and have long had concerns about Afghanistan… But I obviously have always been 100 percent supportive of our military.
One way to promote shareholder engagement and activism is through greater accountability and transparency.
My mother was a mother. She didn’t really work, apart from bringing us up, which a job in itself, but at an age where lots of people are thinking of retiring, so is having up to 20 or 30 engagements a day, and she’s brilliant at it – she has always been brilliant with people.
The four rings on my wedding finger are all very significant – my wedding ring, my mum’s wedding ring and the engagement rings of my granny and mother-in-law.
Politics for me is when I feel a personal engagement between people: I don’t trust politicians.
We want to have diplomatic engagement with the North Koreans.
You have to find some way of engaging with the world around you, however it’s constituted. The engagement is necessarily going to be flawed. But if you do it on your own terms, you’ll be able to extract some pleasure from the world. It might even make you really happy sometimes.
I can enjoy what I’m engaged in and be fully present rather than planning my answers to questions while someone else is speaking or thinking about my next appointment while my current engagement is still in in progress.
Women hold up more than half the sky and represent much of the world’s unrealized potential. They are the educators. They raise the children. They hold families together and increasingly drive economies. They are natural leaders. We need their full engagement… in government, business and civil society.
Hindsight is always 20/20, but I imagine a lot of married and divorced people have insights to share about how they felt during their engagement.
Engagement and integrity are the two most fundamental aspects of building trust; lead from the front by evolving your company strategy, then live your values every day.
I think happiness is a combination of pleasure, engagement and meaningfulness.
Ian K. Smith
I don’t know anything about this engagement stuff. I never thought I was going to get engaged.
In 2012, I see the potential for people to come together, huge moments of political and social engagement where elections are part of the strategy for change, but not the end goal and not the only thing that matters.
The pharma pricing system was not built on the idea of consumer engagement. It was built… on market efficiencies. It was not built on the premise of consumerism.
I have been doing so much. Speaking engagements… producingdeveloping a half-hour sitcom… working on a movieleading acting workshops all over the world… and hosting ‘My Black Is Beautiful,’ an empowerment TV show I’m doing on BET for women.
Besides offering desirable products, the Free People brand continue to produce some of the most compelling imagery and customer engagement in the industry.
The rules of engagement are totally different when you’re on the homefront.
We have been talking about public engagement for a decade. For me it is about recognising that the mission of science has to be embedded within our culture – the direction in which science is going has to be determined by all of us, and so we need a dialogue with the public.
I do feel, in a sense, the rules of engagement for citizenship has changed, and we must encourage other people to speak up and to take action.
The real damper on employee engagement is the soggy, cold blanket of centralized authority. In most companies, power cascades downwards from the CEO. Not only are employees disenfranchised from most policy decisions, they lack even the power to rebel against egocentric and tyrannical supervisors.
Real, sustainable community change requires the initiative and engagement of community members.
I think we pursue positive relationships whether or not they bring us engagement or happiness.