It’s no wonder for years survey companies like Gallup consistently report that only 30% of team members feel engaged and are participating in their workplace. 70% are disengaged, disconnected, merely going through the motions and phoning it in. They’re fully codependent. They are physically present but mentally absent. And they’ve learned to be that way from managers lording over them not trusting that people are not generally stupid and lazy. We make them that way by managing them instead of leading them. People will raise themselves to our lowest expectations of them.