82% of Managers Have the Wrong Talent
Gallup finds that companies choose managers with the wrong talent 82% of the time.
Bill Clinton’s campaign for President was advanced by the slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Organizations that want to attract and retain talent need a slogan like, “It’s the manager, stupid.”
71% of employees are looking for new jobs. (Washington Post)
7 reasons they leave:
- Isolated or disconnected manager.
- Lack of feeling supported by their manager.
- Disrespected by their manager.
- Confusing priorities and expectations from management.
- Low or no growth opportunities. The number one reason people change jobs is career growth opportunities. (Gallup)
- Desire coaching but receive directing from their manager.
- Lack of feedback from their manager. Millennials want more feedback! (HBR)
Be the manager everyone wants:
The manager everyone wants to work for is real.
Only fakers like fakers. Everyone else is drawn to authenticity with all its quirky vulnerability.
Authenticity is hard because of people-pleasing, fear, and insecurity. Additionally, we’re too busy for self-awareness.
Power question: What story might you tell that will give others a glimpse of your real self?
Generous managers advance the status and career of others. Worry less about getting ahead. Worry more about helping others get ahead.
You will be a talent magnet if you advance the career of others.
Power question: How might you advance the status or career of someone today?
Humility is stronger than arrogance.
- Show genuine interest in people as people.
- Let others be smart. If you’re always the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.
- Build partnerships, not hierarchies.
- Speak with kind candor and extend support simultaneously. Arrogance beats down. Humility lifts up.
Power question: How might you get to know someone on your team today?
Bonus: Attract and retain talent by creating opportunity for experiences. (CNN)
Complete this sentence: The manger everyone wants to work for ….