The prime directive of leadership is to get results, Period. If you can’t make your team perform you will be looking for your next job.
Here’s another good article by USA Today. Identifying a bad boss is relatively simple because when they’re bad they usually really bad. If you have been in the workforce for more than 4 or 5 years you have likely already had a bad boss. A bad boss is easy to spot but what about a good boss? A good boss is sometimes not so easily recognized. Many times they’re humble and calm. They are the unsung heroes that will help you, mentor you, and do what he can to let you excel in the style and way you prefer. Thanks Anita Bruzzese.
“Happy business owners equal happy employees”, you have heard that before right? Did you also know that happy employees equal happy customers which equals a happy boss? Funny how that comes around!
But being a good boss has other benefits as well:
• It reduces turnover: Makes sense right? No one wants to work for a tyrant.
• It reduces training time and costs: Lower turnover means better yield from your hiring efforts.
• It increases morale: Lack or morale means lack of engagement. Lack of engagement means lack of productivity. And morale (good or bad) is contagious, so get the pendulum swinging in the right direction.
• It increases sales: Well of course. Higher engagement and productivity leads to better customer satisfaction, and as a result higher sales. And higher sales? You guessed it, leads to a happy boss.
Read the original article by Steve Strauss, for USA Today.
Here are a couple of ways you can guarantee that your people will quit your company. While we all think of treating everyone equally as a good thing here are a couple of reasons why you shouldn’t do it at your company.
Have you ever experienced any of the following:
People stop talking when you walk into the room?
Everyone but you goes out for drinks after work?
Is your boss checking up on you and your projects more frequently? (more…)
This is a great article on how to get your new employee’s off on the right foot. It has been documented that most employees decided to stay or leave a company in the first 60 days. The onboarding of your new employee is critical to development immediate engagement and to give your company the best opportunity to retain them. (more…)
Here are the results of a 3 year Emotional Intelligence Case Study from Amadori a European McDonalds supplier. This white paper was published on 6seconds.org. This study looks at the correlation between individual performance engagement. and organizational performance. (more…)
Great infographic on flextime. It is interesting to see how people prefer to change their hours during the summer to better fit their family schedules.
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