This is the third post in series of posts centred on the human side of the enterprise and ‘employee engagement’ in particular. In the first post I shared the story of the millwright and drew attention to what Max De Pree calls the ‘concept of persons’. In the second post I shared with you what I say is the dominant ‘concept of persons’, as practiced in just about every organisation, and how it fails to hold up to reality of the human condition. In this post I want to continue the conversation around the ‘concept of persons’ and bring Maria Montessori into the picture. Why study her? Because she achieved extraordinary results by generating extraordinary engagement in the process of learning.