12 Reasons Your Best Employees Might Leave…

05-21-10-5-ideas-that-can-accelerate-your-leadership1It’s pretty amazing how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.
Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: People don’t leave bad companies. They leave bad bosses. They don’t leave flawed organizational structures and abandon lousy products and technology. They leave flawed leadership.

Do your employees feel like their 9 to 5 is more like 9 to eternity? Do they complain about bad or ineffective bosses who damage their emotional well-being, intimidate them, or don’t respect them? If so, achieving a good relationship with your team could be the most important move you can make at work.

Here are 12 supervisory traits that will cause employees to want to quit their jobs and look for greener pastures elsewhere. See if you recognize any of them and please feel free to add to the list with your own reasons employees quit.

  • Credit Snatcher – taking credit for someone else’s work
  • Talking Out of Both Sides of Your Mouth – sending mixed messages
  • Conclusion Jumper – responding before having all the facts
  • Know It All – believing you have all the answers
  • Over Talker – talking over others during meetings
  • Skeptic – not believing anything others say
  • Information Disseminator – not providing enough information to complete projects
  • Recognizer – not recognizing employees for a job well done
  • Late Night Worker – expecting staff to continue working from home
  • Comparer – comparing one employee to another
  • Over Committer – taking on more work despite not having the bandwidth
  • Executor – stressing out employees to look good in the boss’ eyes
The words managers speak to employees are powerful. They can either destroy employee morale or build them up. Care for your employees’ wellbeing. In some cases, you may be the only person in their lives to speak words of encouragement to them. Choose your words wisely and make them count.
If you would like learn more about how you can create a powerful team of employees that stick with you through to good times, and bad, call Coach Michael Stelter at Advanced Business Coaching, Inc. (262) 293.3166.
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