You may be a senior executive wondering how to engage hundreds or thousands of employees in your vision, strategy or the transformation of the business; or a specialist in HR, communication and change, tasked with the challenge of 'aligning and mobilizing' your people. In either case, you no longer want compliant people, you want individuals who will engage their creativity at work. For their part, engaged employees want a say in their work and in how the business changes. "The Chief Engagement Officer" explores a management philosophy which recognises the value of opening up decision making to the right groups to improve the quality of decisions and change, accelerate execution and broaden ownership. John Smythe asks what the concept of engagement means for employer and employee; tests whether and how it is different from internal communication and provides a practical framework for those who want to engage colleagues but need advice based on applied experience. The book includes a tapestry of reports from organizations who are engaging their employees to drive performance and change. The author demonstrates how powerful models developed from his work at Smythe Dorward Lambert, McKinsey and Company, and Engage for Change, can be used to take this process forward in any organisation. "The Chief Engagement Officer" is a highly readable guide to the revolution that is needed in employee communication and organizational leadership from one of the most experienced and well-regarded experts on employee communication.