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Managers

Updated 08/11/2017












     4 signs your boss is bad for your health  |  Ladders, Travis Bradberry                                            08/08/2017
     The “bad boss” has become a comedic part of work culture, permeating movies and
     television, but when you actually work for a bad boss, there’s nothing funny about it.
     Researchers from the Harvard Business School and Stanford University meta-analyzed
     the results of more than 200 studies to better understand the effects of stress in the
     workplace. They found that worrying about losing your job makes you 50% more likely
     to experience poor health and that having an overly demanding job makes you 35%
     more likely to have a physician-diagnosed illness.
     


         |  Forbes, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic                                                                                                                                 10/19/2016 
     Although psychologists have evaluated human potential for over a century, it is only
     recently that HR practitioners became obsessed with the identification of high potential
     employees, also known as HiPos. While definitions of potential vary, they generally
     concern probability, in particular the likelihood of making a substantial contribution to
     organizational output in the future. Thus a HiPo is someone who will probably become
     a key player in the future, meaning they are worthy of special care, development, and
     retention. To identify someone as a HiPo is to make a strong bet on their future, or
     expect them to have a bright future.


        |  Forbes, J. Maureen Henderson                                                                                                                                           07/17/2017
    You might think that by the time someone ascends to the ranks of the C-suite or becomes
    a VP of this or a Senior Director of that, said person has some measure of confidence in
    their own leadership abilities. You’d be wrong. Boardroom paper tigers are a dime a dozen
    and once you’re able to spot their tells, it becomes easy to see who might have faked it
    until they made it all the way up the corporate ladder. Here are a few clues:
                         


    9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit  |  LinkedIn, Dr. Travis Bradberry                                  07/20/2015
    It’s pretty incredible 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 jobs; they leave managers.

    The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that’s required is a new perspective and
    some extra effort on the manager’s part.


    10 Most Cowardly Things A Manager Can Do  |  Forbes, Liz Ryan                                                04/09/2017
    We get wounded and then scar tissue forms over the wound. Painful experiences make us
    tougher and smarter, too. [Your former manager] 
was a wimp and a sleazeball in his
    dealings with you but he was a great teacher, too. 
He could have been honest with you,
    but he was too fearful. A lot of folks have that problem. He 
did one of the worst things a
    manager can do by bushwhacking you in a public place. Now he must live with his shame.
    Forget about Dan — he is beneath your notice now!  Next some the 10 items promised.


     The Secret To Retaining High Performers  |  LinkedIn, Rachel Quinn                                              08/30/2017
     In today's competitive market, it is increasingly difficult to attract and retain
     high-performers. 3P Partners provide executive search services to our clients in the
     food and agribusiness industry. We spend the majority of our day reaching out to
     candidates who are not actively looking for a new job so that we can provide a wider
     talent pool to our clients.

     We are tasked with understanding: Why someone would accept a new job when they
     are happy in their current role?

    To find some answers, we surveyed a wide range of professionals within our food &
    agribusiness network; these participants had varied technical competencies and years
    of experience. Here are our top four findings:


   Why People Leave Their Manager
    and What You Can Do About It  |  LinkedIn., John Eades                                                                            08/03/2017
    At the end of the meeting, my soon to be ex-colleague sat across the table from me and
    said something I will never forget “I didn’t know what my job was, why I was doing it and
    how I was doing.” It was those words that summarized almost exactly why the cliche
    “People leave managers, not companies” is true. Reality had set in, she was leaving me,
    not the business. 
    As hard as that was to deal with, the only way I knew how to handle it was to never let it
    happen again and start doing things differently from a leadership perspective. Fast
    forward 5 years and its become my purpose to not only improve my own leadership skills,
    but help others as well.