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Why People Leave Managers, not Companies (and what to do about it)

people leave managers, not companies - sometimes you're getting away from a boss

“People leave managers, not companies” is a common refrain you’ll hear when corporate leadership is discussed. But is it really true? And if it is, why do people leave their managers? Missing the forest for the trees. When you hear why your friend took their new job, you often hear these kinds of rationalizations: “The […]

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Why Group 1 on 1s Don’t Work and Other Follies

no one looks forward to a group 1 on 1 with the Bobs

Managers are always coming up with creative approaches to try to help their teams. Unfortunately, some of those ideas do more harm than good. Group 1 on 1s are one such example. Group != 1 on 1 For many of you, you’ll be puzzled by this suggestion that 1 on 1s would be anything but […]

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Why You Should Lead From the Heart: Lessons from Mark Crowley

Mark Crowley Lead from the Heart lessons

Finance is a ruthless, heartless industry, right? The only thing people there care about is money. Not so fast. For 25 years, Mark Crowley proved the stereotypes wrong. By leading from the heart with his teams, they routinely ranked in the top 5% at some of the largest financial services companies in America. He’s now […]

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5 Reasons Good People Become Bad Bosses

bad bosses use a stick but shouldn't according to president dwight eisenhower

Why are there so many bad bosses? Gallup research reveals that over 50% of Americans have quit a job to get away from their manager.  Meanwhile, overall employee engagement has been stuck for years around a meager 30%: Further, their research shows that managers, “account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement.” […]

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Why is everyone afraid at work? (and what to do about it)

afraid at work: managers are afraid to communicate based on interact's survey

It would be nice if everything at work was smooth sailing, butterflies and rainbows, with everyone working in perfect unison. But we know that’s not the case. Work is messy. Being a great company, or team, takes effort. And often, it requires a willingness to push through awkward moments and take on uncomfortable situations. Unfortunately, […]

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How great leaders get out of management debt and stay that way

As leaders, we are always in management debt. Every decision we make has first and second order effects, many unintended. Unfortunately, many companies that falter are paved with good intentions that didn’t go as planned. The only way to combat this is to have the management debt mindset: The Management Debt Mindset: There are always […]

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Key Takeaways from the Deloitte Survey of Millennials

deloitte survey - 1 in 4 millennials will quit their jobs in the next year

A few times a year Deloitte and Gallup release studies that help reveal trends in the workplace. They can help us all be better leaders, and understand trends that we normally would not have a high level view of. Few, if any, individual organizations have the resources, data sets, and commitment to gather statistically significant […]

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5 Awesome Ways to Give Feedback to Your Team

motivating employees means giving feedback like Ken Blanchard suggests

If you want your team to perform well, you have to give feedback to them regularly. If they don’t know your standards or expectations, it’s very unlikely they’ll meet them consistently. Unfortunately, the most common way managers give feedback is the sh*t sandwich.  Before you give the critical feedback, you open with something positive about […]

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How to Be a Better Leader in 2016

be a better leader and learn rhythm like marissa meyer suggests

New Year’s Resolutions are overrated. For a lot of reasons that research has validated, and surveys support, they tend to fail to deliver the results we hope for. fAre we doomed to never change then? No. Instead, focus on one small change you can make today, and watch as that impact reverberates through the rest […]

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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 […]

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