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Employee Retention Doesn’t Just Happen: Five Keys to a Clear Strategy

Employee Retention Doesn’t Just Happen: Five Keys to a Clear Strategy | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
What employee retention strategies do you use to engage and retain employees?

Via The People Development Network
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Excellent post!  

 

From the article:

 

Hiring the right managers makes all the difference. Steve Miranda, Managing Director for Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), said in an interview that he believed 80 percent of employee turnover resulted from the environment created by a manager as opposed to the company at large.


So it’s critical to work closely to make sure there’s a consistent open line of communication between employees and managers, and that managers are working collaboratively and positively with their employees.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:51 AM

(From the article): Though, there are many other employee retention strategies for engaging and retaining employees, these tips should serve as a good start. Be transparent, have a clear employee value proposition, communicate with employees early and often, know what they want and what you want, and what motivates them.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:14 PM

Trust is foundational to success.

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Management Is (Still) Not Leadership

Management Is (Still) Not Leadership | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it

Insight from John Kotter about the difference between leadership and management.

 

The mistakes people make on the issue are threefold:

 

Mistake #1: People use the terms "management" and "leadership" interchangeably. This shows that they don't see the crucial difference between the two and the vital functions that each role plays.

 

Mistake #2: People use the term "leadership" to refer to the people at the very top of hierarchies. They then call the people in the layers below them in the organization "management." And then all the rest are workers, specialists, and individual contributors. This is also a mistake and very misleading.

 

Mistake #3: People often think of "leadership" in terms of personality characteristics, usually as something they call charisma. Since few people have great charisma, this leads logically to the conclusion that few people can provide leadership, which gets us into increasing trouble.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, donhornsby
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Thank YOU!

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 11, 2013 8:32 AM

(Key Thought): "People use the terms "management" and "leadership" interchangeably. This shows that they don't see the crucial difference between the two and the vital functions that each role plays."


QUESTION: Do you know the difference?

David Hain's curator insight, January 12, 2013 3:37 AM

Lots of good sense.

Andrew Spence's curator insight, January 12, 2013 5:42 AM

Really clear, short article from John Kotter.  The 3 mistakes highlighted have caused enormous amount of damage, particularly the 3rd mistake, thinking of leadership in terms of personality characteristics.

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6 Steps to Sustainable Teams: Start with Strengths

6 Steps to Sustainable Teams: Start with Strengths | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
A great leader does what they can to make themselves and people around them succeed and excel to their fullest potential. If you as a leader aren't doing this, then it's time to focus on becoming a...
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How to become an effective leader in future

How to become an effective leader in future | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
The objective of this reflective report is to figure out the strengths and weaknesses of the author to becoming an effective leader in the future.
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Maintaining Harmony by Controlling Conflict

Maintaining Harmony by Controlling Conflict | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
GIVE Leadership Institute - Sharing ideas on Establishing Trust, Identifying Strengths, and Leadership Development...
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Leadership: Will They Weep when you Leave ?

Leadership: Will They Weep when you Leave ? | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
All of us know that people leave their bosses and not the organization. But the reverse is also true. People stay in organizations for their bosses. But these type of bosses are a rare phenomenon.

Via Bobby Dillard
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This is a great question.  Will they weep or have a party?

 

From the post on what great management leaders do:

 

They care  : In the corporate world,  sometimes we think that if you are caring and concerned about your team, they will take advantage.  The project manager/leader might be branded as a "soft" manager.  I somehow totally disagree with this. I think the managers who show emotional intelligence and care for their team, win them over for life. 

 

A smile, a pat of appreciation soars the motivation of the team to the highest level.  

 

Do you smile often ? 

Do you remember their birthdays?

Do you speak encouragingly when you feel they are trying hard to meet the deadline but are facing some problems ?

 

http://leadership-mantra.blogspot.in/2013/07/will-they-weep-when-you-leave.html

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:27 AM
(From the article): And when you leave the organization and your team , see them weep !  Can you give some more behavior traits of such leaders ?
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How To Manage Thinkers, And Feelers, Effectively

How To Manage Thinkers, And Feelers, Effectively | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
Your success--and fulfillment--as a manager is neatly encased in one bite-size nugget:Be who you are, just flex your style to manage others.Flexing your style means being versatile in how you lead, communicate, and motivate.

 

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http://www.fastcompany.com/3000903/how-manage-thinkers-and-feelers-effectively

 


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Destructive, Difficult Employees: A Leader’s Worst Nightmare

Destructive, Difficult Employees: A Leader’s Worst Nightmare | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
As leaders we have all dealt with difficult employees that have been low performers.
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5 Disasters All Leaders Should Experience | The Leadership Advisor

5 Disasters All Leaders Should Experience | The Leadership Advisor | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
An international consulting company that focuses on Leadership/Culture Development, Personal/Professional Development, and Employee Engagement.
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Leading Green: 6 Steps to Sustainable Teams

Leading Green: 6 Steps to Sustainable Teams | #BetterLeadership | Scoop.it
The key to leading sustainable teams, or "Leading Green," is to enable an organizational culture that is full of trust and free of fear, instead of full of fear and free of trust.
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