Employee Retention Starts with Excellent Leadership

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There’s a saying that says, “Employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers.” The best bosses know that investing in great people and keeping them in the company keeps morale up and profits high. Employee retention requires some forethought before the hiring process even begins, but a little extra work in the beginning pays major dividends later.

Great Management is the Key

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton, in his statement about the “State of the American Workplace” employee engagement study, said, “The single biggest decision you make in your job—bigger than all the rest—is who you name manager. When you name the wrong person manager, nothing fixes that bad decision. Not compensation, not benefits—nothing.”

While true that creating a comfortable working environment, with great benefits and competitive pay, is important, nothing is more important than management talent. Are you concerned that you might be dealing with a company plagued by poor leadership? Take a look around the office. Do you see any of the following?

  • In-fighting amongst departments
  • High employee turnover rates
  • Lack of participation or creative thought during meetings
  • A manager who does not involve themselves in everyday comings and goings of the company
  • Complaints of micromanagement
  • Demands for respect and productivity, instead of encouraging it

If you do, there’s definitely something wrong. The good news, though, is that excellent leadership skills aren’t necessarily something that you’re born with. They can be learned, improved upon, and used for positive change in your office building– Change that encourages employee retention.

Gaining Leadership Skills

Two of the most powerful tools in leadership development are executive coaching and executive roundtables. Both offer a safe space to discuss the challenges you face as a manager, and how you can confront those issues and turn them into opportunities.

Catalyst Group ECR’s Executive Roundtables are perfect for those who are seeking small peer groups to discuss the hot topics on every executive’s plate, including challenges with employees, developing key performance indicators, and strategic planning.

If you’re seeking something even more catered to your personal needs, our coaching and mentorship programs are one-on-one meetings specifically designed for your journey as a manager.  No matter where you are as a business leader, we provide the structure and skills necessary for greatness. We meet you where you are and help you get where you want to be.

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