Weekend Update: 9/6/2021 to 9/10/2021

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Weekend Update

This week I wrote about everything from recognition to reputation.

It was a special joy to share some reflections on the leadership of Sir Ernest Shackleton. I’ve read many articles about him and three books. His story is one of the most compelling I’ve ever read.

And now, here’s your weekend update.

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NEARLY 80% SAY LACK OF APPRECIATION IS A MAJOR REASON FOR LEAVING

One highly motivated leader said, “A simple pat on the back would sure feel good.”

79 percent of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason for leaving. (NBC)

Read more here.

LEADERSHIP PRACTICES FROM TWO YEARS OF SURVIVAL IN THE ANTARCTIC YOU CAN USE TODAY

Ernest Shackleton left England for the Antarctic on August 8, 1914. On August 22, 1916, he finally rescued twenty-two men he had left marooned on Elephant Island. They had lost their ship, the Endurance, to the ice on October 27, 1915.

Read more here.

WHAT’S THE FIRST THING PEOPLE SAY AFTER SPEAKING YOUR NAME

Reputation is a crystal ball. People use it to predict your behaviors. They might say, “He’ll blow up if you tell him that.” Or, “You better wait until she’s in a better mood.” 

Reputation describes what people expect you to do.

Read more here.

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THE DEEPER VALUE OF PROBLEMS THAT SHALLOW LEADERS NEGLECT

Problems remind us that we’re not the center of the universe. People who think they are the center of the universe are easily offended and entitled.

Read more here.

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HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS: 3 LESSONS LEARNED FROM WORKING TO IMPROVE RESULTS IN THE REAL WORLD

I asked a management team two questions to help them reflect on lessons learned from managing new teams. It might help you to know that their facility opened about 9 months ago.

Read their insights here.