My friend in Colorado was a corporate recruiter and she told me that for 14 years, the number one reason people left their positions or even changed companies was because of poor leadership.
We are not just talking about the immediate boss, but the leadership team.
Your day to day interaction at work will primarily be with your co-workers and your immediate boss but there are others who will have an impact on your life with that company.
Consider these things:
- When your current staff does a good job at something, what does your company do. Do they get a thank you, a pat on the back, recognition? It takes less than a minute to do any of those things, yet the value they bring to the environment is unmeasurable.
- When someone makes a mistake, do they get yelled at, taken into a private meeting room, is there a grudge held against that person forever? No one is perfect. At least not where I am from.
Managers need to treat their staff with respect, and in turn, employees respect them. Respect breeds trust. Trust keeps people engaged.
So how do you fill your company with amazing leaders?
- Inspire your employees – ask them for their ideas and thoughts on what your company is trying to do.
- Get on the same page – when employees feel heard and know the big picture, they can see how they can fit in.
- Celebrate success – not matter now big or how small. Make all success worth celebrating. It is about creating a culture of celebration and success.
- Learn from the failures. Seek the lesson and then drop it. Forgive and grow together.
- When your customers are happy, let your staff know that they are part of something bigger than they can possibly see from their desk.
Colonial Life says, 73% of people who trust their managers plan to say at their workplace a long time. Which means 27% don’t plan to stick around.
Be a good leader no matter if you are the direct boss, a neighboring departmental boss, a director, an executive or even the CEO.