How leaders get the most out of their folks

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How to Magically Connect with Anyone

Magician Brian Miller fantastically how to Connect with Anyone

“Life is about connecting. Connecting is about taking on other points of view. You see our world is a shared experience, fractured by individual perspectives. Imagine if we could all feel understood.” – Brian Miller, Magician

 

Why good leaders make you feel safe

This TED talk was performed by Simon Sinek who is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and his newest book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.

Motivational Quote: Destiny

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“One small step toward your dreams, is really one giant leap toward your destiny.” – Richard Elmes

How to Stop Your Employees From Leaving

This excellent blog post by was written by Kristy Schoenberg (Entrepreneur, Startups and People Ops Enthusiast)

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How to Stop Your Employees from Leaving

Long gone are the days of staying with a company for 30 years before collecting that prized gold watch. Today competition in the job market is fierce — but it’s not just the job seekers problem anymore.

When a valued team member quits his or her job, it can set off a chain of difficult events for the company — and the co-workers they leave behind.

First — bosses and teams often find themselves scrambling to divvy out the workload. Most (if not all) of the resigning individuals intellectual property is destroyed — and this can cause great frustration for all parties involved.

Second — depending on the talent that left — many of the remaining team members may feel shaken up over the loss — especially if they were a close friend or colleague. They may feel demotivated to continue working for a short time, and this can be disastrous for company productivity.

And third — hiring a replacement isn’t easy. Resumes flood in for unqualified candidates — tons of interviews — who has time for that?

Yet people managers everywhere still don’t get why their employees leave. Or more importantly how they can get them to stay.

Here are some simple tips to help you keep your team members on board (and keep them happy).

To read Kristy’s 6 tips click here.

 

Motivatonal Quote: Confidence

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“When facing a difficult task, act as if you cannot fail. When going after Moby Dick, take along the Tarter Sauce.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Giving Your Best Effort

Great Leaders tend to find ways to get the most out of their folks.

What are some of the techniques that your favorite leaders have used to get you to give your best effort?

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