When I was training new managers at Intel, I used to start off with one simple statement to kick off the training. “Let’s start with getting a piece of paper out and putting a T chart on it – label one side “G” and the other “B” . As we are walking through the training material.
Ever do an online search on employee engagement? I have and you get 2.4+M hits on Bing; 10.2 M on Google. Move that search to employee attrition and the hits drop drastically – .24M on Bing and 1.38M on Google. Makes us all think of that old line that people do not leave companies, but leave their managers.
We have seen or heard about the passive aggressive blunders that leader do (lack of critique on work either good, bad or ugly; rules are vague or totally unnecessary; nitpicking the wrong things; avoid interactions with co-workers; backstabbing and finger pointing). All bad behaviors that can tear down a team or organizations. What about those behaviors
Over the many years of me teaching how to manage, volunteering and working for non-profits or just working part-time for the holidays, I have most certainly believe that leadership is not only positional. How many times have you worked in an organization that is struggling? Ever just sit back and watch how things are done?
I spent the past 3 months helping out a Presidential candidate with the social media and whatever else I could do to get their name out. It was not one of the big two candidates. It was not a red or blue pill. Just a third party candidate. One of the key take-away items that