How Leaders Do People Leave?

947 WordsAug 15, 20164 Pages
You’ve heard it said that “leaders” bring out the best in others. That’s not necessarily true. Some people hold a “leadership” title, but that is no guarantee that he or she knows how to bring out the best in others. That’s why Richard Leider, the founding partner of the Inventure Group, wrote in Forbes magazine, “People don’t leave companies; they leave leaders.” So what kind of leaders do people leave? 1. People leave leaders who lack people skills. You can find examples everywhere. One marketing executive said, “Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say.” And one supervisor remarked, “We know communication is a problem, but the company is not going to discuss it with the employees.” And if you can believe it, one employee shared…show more content…
The only requirement was that the leaders who got a copy would agree to read it. Only 50 people grabbed onto his offer. Truly astute leaders know… 2. Nothing is more important than a leader’s people skills. Highly respected author and consultant, Karl Albrecht makes that quite clear in his writings. He writes, “There is an ancient and immutable truth: The ability to sell, explain, persuade, organize, motivate, and lead others still holds first place. Making things happen still requires the ability to make people like you, respect you, listen to you, and want to connect to you. And by connect, I mean connect personally, not digitally. The human connection will always, always, always outrank the digital connection as a get-ahead skill.” Daniel Goleman backs up Albrecht’s comment with tone of research on Emotional Intelligence. In study after study he outlines the importance of people skills. For example: The Harvard Business School identified empathy, perspective taking, rapport, and cooperation as the most desirable qualities in their applicants. A national survey of employers revealed that technical skills were less important than the ability to learn on the job, listening and oral communication skills, adaptability and creative
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