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People Plan Leadership

6 Practices of Leadership

Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that the most critical factor that impacts employee productivity, performance, retention and engagement is the relationship between an employee and his or her direct manager. As the book title clearly states “people leave managers, not jobs” What can you do to transform your interaction and dialogue away from being a “manager” […]

Holding onto your best team players

As a small business manager, you might think that large employers have it “easier” to keep great employees. After all, the big guys can pay more, provide more job security and career advancement, and off better benefits. Actually, I often see that despite the resources at large companies, the direct managers are not using those […]

Engagement Driver #3- Employee Relationship with Supervisor

Our prior article “What Drives Engagement?” listed the top 10 engagement drivers. Two areas impact employee perceptions of  their relationship with the supervisor (category 3): 1. Good relationship with supervisor   According to author James Robbins in his book “9 Minutes on Monday,” trust is the key component in a good relationship with your direct reports. He suggests a weekly […]

Engagment Drivers #2- What is Valued?

Our prior article What Drives Engagement? listed the top 10 engagement drivers. Two areas impact employee perceptions of what the organization values (category 2): #1. “(My boss) sets high personal standards” Share what excellence and success looks like in their job (do you have any key performance indicators to discuss/ share/ track?) Hold everyone accountable to do […]

What Managers Think Employees Want

In a study by the Labor Relations Institute of NY, managers selected what they thought employees valued most, and then asked employees what they valued: Manager /Employee rank- Job Reward       1/ 5- Good wages 2/ 4- Job security 3/ 8- Promotion and growth 4/ 9- Good working conditions 5/ 6- Interesting work 6/ 7- Personal loyalty to workers 7/10- Tactful discipline 8/ […]

Total Reward # 12- People

I remember a Seinfeld episode where Jerry and Kramer pretended to be a traditional couple “How was your day, dear?” Yes, they mocked this but how important are the People experiences to your day at work? If you had a “bad day” it is often because of the people experiences you had—you had to assuage […]