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diamond in the rough

Wrong manager is chosen 82% of the time

Want passionate engaged employees? Then you need a passionate engaged manager with great leadership and coaching ability. One who focuses on productivity, accountability, and also cares about and builds trust with his or her team. According to Gallup research, they say only 10% of people have the innate talent to do this, and that about […]

Allergic to deadlines

When I speak with business owners and managers, they all seem to long for this illusive state of “accountability.” Typically they mean a desire to trust that employees are doing the Right Things, and are “kept in the loop” when issues arise or things are not being done. Instead, most report that they have to […]

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/ […]