If you have an employee who takes up more than their fair share of time, a recent Society of Human Resource Management article says you first need to understand why before you can take appropriate steps. The employee may be insecure or lack the necessary experience to complete the assigned task.  Insecurity can come from low […]

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Researchers at the UK’s University of Exeter have found that having a high-quality relationship with employees is good.  But, to build loyalty, leaders have to make employees feel like their relationship with them is important.   While I often encourage my clients and podcast listeners to look within for validation, let’s also remember that we’re members of […]

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Are you a leader who struggles to see the value of building relationships with your team?  Do you see the personal stuff as a distraction? Harvard Business Review says this is a recipe for high turnover and lower productivity.  They offer five ways to adjust your management style. Get Feedback. Ask key stakeholders to rate your focus on […]

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Extremely low unemployment and the highest turnover rate in 17 years are forcing employers to dig deep to hold onto good performers.  Mounting evidence shows that people who aren’t engaged or who dislike their managers are the most likely to head for the door.   If you think your company is bleeding people as a result of […]

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Results recently released from a Binghamton University study prove that kindness and compassion are the key to better employee performance. The University’s researchers surveyed one-thousand members of the Taiwanees Army and 200 fulltime US workers. They looked at three types of leadership: Authoritarian-dominant leaders Benevolence-dominant leaders Classic paternalistic leaders The latter style combines the first […]

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