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

First One on One Meetings with an Employee

Remember the classic book on relationships, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus? Might it be time to write a similar volume about managers and employees? Managers are from…Mars? Consider this: 53% of employees believe “inadequate staffing” is the major driver of stress at work, but only 15% of managers believe that. Meanwhile, 33% […]

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7 John Wooden Quotes on Leadership to Make You a Better Manager

John Wooden is one of the greatest coaches of all time. He led his UCLA men’s basketball team to a stunning 10 NCAA Championships in 12 years. Over the years, he’s shared his leadership lessons in a variety of books, including one I recently read: Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off […]

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5 Questions to ask an interviewer to ensure you work for a good manager

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“Ugh…I should have never taken this job.” No one wants that feeling, but it happens all too often. You had high hopes when you interviewed and then accepted your job, but now it’s proving to be miserable. When you take a job, you’re unfortunately locked in. While the company can generally fire or lay you […]

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How to make your Employee Performance Evaluations Awesome

Better faster stronger employee performance evaluations with Lighthouse

Everybody hates employee performance evaluations. If you’re in HR, you know how painful it is having to run them and collate the results. It can take months in a land of paper, pencil, and too many Word documents. If you’re a manager, you likely hate them as well.  They’re time consuming, hard to complete with […]

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The Top 10 Reasons Companies Fail at Promoting from Within

Andy Grove knows managers need to train their people

“We have 24 year olds managing 22 year olds, and it’s going as well as you’d expect…” The CEO of a rapidly growing company lamented this as we spoke about how he was trying to build a great company with a healthy culture.  He saw the value of choosing to promote from within, but it […]

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3 Key Reasons to Promote from Within at Your Company

Promote from within and reward your best people like Richard Branson

As your company grows, there’s a lot of questions and challenges you have to answer: What defines your culture? How will you hit your growth targets? What will the org chart look like? How do you celebrate wins and handle losses? What will you do to manage expectations inside and out of the company? What […]

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