People Don’t Leave Jobs, They Leave Bad Managers
It’s more than just a saying. It’s backed by statistics.
Seventy-five percent of employees say their boss is the worst and most stressful part of their job and 44% of people have left a job because of a bad boss.
Jim Collins wrote that “good is the enemy of great” to indicate that settling for “good enough” often resulted in teams that stopped striving for great results.
But what if great is also the enemy of the good?
While many business programs strive for perfection, a singular focus on reaching it can often cause more harm than good to your company. Here’s why.
“When is someone ready to lead?”
It’s a simple, straightforward question leaders ask about their teammates and teammates ask about themselves. Although there isn’t a simple checklist that determines one’s capacity for influencing others or readiness for direct reports, there are seven characteristics I always look for in my leaders.
Optimism in the workplace increases productivity, customer satisfaction and profits. What can you do to cultivate an environment that inspires employees and gives them hope that good things will come from their work? Here are three steps to creating a more optimistic culture.