How to stop being a bad leader and turn around a miserable team

“I found out I’m a bad leader and poorly manage my team. Out of 8 people, 3 are going to leave because of this. I really want to make things better and create a better company…what do I do?” A manager recently wrote that to us at Lighthouse. We felt his pain. We’ve been there […]

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Why Quarterly Check-ins Don’t Cut it and Contribute to Turnover

use the progress principle to make your check-ins great

“I’m giving my two weeks notice. I’ve taken another job.” My friend had just blindsided her manager by telling him she was leaving. The manager never saw it coming. My friend seemed happy. She was friends with many of her coworkers, and seemed to enjoy her work. Yet, under the surface, problems were brewing. There […]

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Why You Should Build Rapport with Everyone You Manage

Build rapport by showing you care about your people according to camille fournier

If your team is shipping, hitting their numbers, or otherwise executing as needed for the business, your work is done as a manager, right? Maybe not. If you want to retain your team over the long term and take advantage of motivators that last, then there’s more to the job of leading your team. One […]

Build rapport by showing you care about your people according to camille fournier
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3 Simple Secrets to Motivating Employees You Can Do Today

Mary Kay Ash knew motivating employees meant giving praise

“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” – Dwight Eisenhower, 5 Star General in the US Army in WWII and 34th US President “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that […]

Mary Kay Ash knew motivating employees meant giving praise
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Employee Retention: The Keys to Long, Happy Working Relationships

employee retention can lead to team members finding the door

As soon as you start growing your team, a key focus of any leader must be retention; replacing an employee is expensive both financially (as much as $65,000) as well as due to lost productivity for your team. With retention being such a crucial issue as the economy recovers and job hopping becomes easier, we […]

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What Managers Must Know from the Gallup Employee Engagement Survey

one to one meetings can help detect warning signs someone isn't engaged

Every year, the Gallup Employee Engagement survey reveals insightful findings at a scale few can achieve. It helps inform leaders, managers, and HR departments what’s going on at a meta level across America when it comes to employee trends in engagement, motivation, and interests.  This year’s report focused in particular on managers and is a […]

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