The "Collaborate" C is all about team building. When employees work in teams and have the trust and cooperation of their team members, they outperform individuals and teams which lack good relationships. Sounds like common sense right? But what’s common sense is rarely common practice. Engaged leaders build engaged teams, no way around it. The research clearly shows that being cared about by colleagues and managers is a strong predictor of employee engagement. An ongoing challenge for managers is to rally employees to collaborate on organizational, departmental, and group goals while excluding individuals pursuing their own self-interests.