For me, reading must be intriguing and so inspiring that it captivates the little time you have in a day and illustrates something you would never have had the foresight to approach or see before… An Engaged Workforce, the book written by Dr Mariam Sha of Awakening Excellence exceeded this expectation. I was riveted to it, wanting to do more, be more; act with haste to make the changes suggested to change the face of our workforce thereby shifting our economy. The book is systematic, practical and more importantly, capable of implementation for start-up entrepreneurs to global organisations alike. South African business leaders are sometimes daunted by asking the right questions; they fear being judged. This book will hopefully motivate them to be fearless, bold and transparent. The benefit of creating a coaching culture must never be underestimated. It’s about empowering individuals in your organisations to not just be their best but be content with all they do. Thank you Dr Mariam, for reminding me that our people are our greatest asset.