One of the most common reasons employees quit is they feel their boss doesn’t value them or like them. Yet, tremendous confusion ensues when a leader evaluates employee contributions based on opinions, assumptions, and poorly placed labels. The perception of a lack of value and lack of love can
New leaders fear making this major mistake, but most leaders will tell you making a bad hire was a lesson from which they learned the most. In fact, lessons leaders share they’ve learned populated this post. But making a bad hire is different than placing the wrong person in a new promotion. This
Everyone has room to improve and could get better, but leaders with top performers often leave them alone to fend for themselves. After all no news is good news and what is there to improve when one’s performance is in the top ten percentage? So much time must be spent with those who aren’t
Employees aren’t listening. Bosses are meddling. Product lines keep changing and someone just heard there’s plans for office space rearranging. Double and triple booked meetings prevent time to lead anything with any real meaning. And of yes, then there’s supposed to be time for employee development?
It’s been said a leader’s’ job is never done. It’s also been said a leader’s job is a collection of many more roles than one. In either true statement, three key topics can add difficulty if a leader struggles with decision making. Of course, it also helps if a leader has thick skin, high