I’ve been lucky enough to work in many different cultures and environments over my 15-20 year media career. Moving onto better things was sometimes driven by a breakdown in relationship with my line manager/senior director.
It’s been said that many people move managers, not companies, and I can’t help but feel there is so much talent leaving because of their line managers. (whether immediate or further up the chain).
Excellent leaders will keep excellent staff. There’s no rocket science to it, but yet, so many leaders still don’t get that.
It’s 2018 people, no longer will ruling with fear or “my-way or the high-way” work in the long term. Do you really think your team will keep going the extra mile if they don’t respect/like you?
The most talented know their worth, and will tell you where to stick your fear. This will be even more apparent as Generation Z influence our team dynamics in the next few years.
Retaining the best talent starts with you. What you might see in the mirror can be miles off what others see.
Once you understand yourself, it’s far easier to understand others.
I’m not suggesting it’s easy.
By the time you’re having to offer a pay rise or the change of role they wanted, generally it’s too late.
I use football teams as an analogy quite a lot in our people/serv