rA Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults found that 50 percent of employees left their jobs “to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.”
As you inspect your managers closely, you may find certain negative people practices and untrustworthy behaviors that are consistent with what research has confirmed will lead to adverse conditions that affect human performance.
Here are seven of the most toxic management behaviors that will stifle the human spirit and suck the soul out of an organization.
I like succinct articles, that capture the essential elements go leadership truth. Here’s an excellent example from Entrepreneur.com. Clay Mathile and Joni Fedders here espouse that to build a better business and culture, company leaders need to master these essential skills. Its a short list but essential none the less, and built on lots of practical experience helping leaders be more effective.
For superheroes, getting into professional mode is as easy as slapping on some spandex, a mask and a cape. For the everyday entrepreneur or corporate leader, however, the proper work mindset is less about attire and more about adopting a professional persona. Your professional persona is your personal branding in the workplace. It refers to the way that you conduct yourself publicly in a business setting, and the image you project to coworkers and colleagues. Far from contrived or inauthentic, it’s simply the polished-up way that you present yourself professionally. Here’s Timothy Sykes, take on professional persona, writing here for Entrepreneur.com
It’s an organization’s North Star that enables agility in times of change and transformation. We all know that in today’s business world it’s essential to stay flexible and be agile. Here is a portion of Jan Bruce’s take on the importance of a clear sense of purpose in enabling agility. Jan is the CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, the only human capital management platform based on the science of resilience, writing here for Forbes.
No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator. Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words inspire others to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Here is Travis Bradberry’s take on what makes a great communicator from Success.com.
Quotes can be written off as cliches or old har yet here at Thought Patrol we hold them in high esteem. Often a quote is the pinnaxacal or concentrated wisdom of a successful life work; an expression of the ideals achievements and wisdom of an esteemed individual. Here’s a collection sourced from Inc, curated by John Eades, Author, podcaster, and CEO of LearnLoft.
Likability is one of the most important traits of any leader. But it doesn’t mean being a pushover. Often, the leaders who are the most likable produce the best results, and are driven and passionate. People respect the high standard that they set for themselves and their organizations. To be likeable, leaders need to be the kind of person that they would like themselves. Ken Goswell is the CEO of the CXP – CEO Experience. His mission is to provide resources to leaders who desire to learn fast to lead further. Here is is take on how leaders can be likeable from Forbes.com
“To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform themselves, their teams, and the organization.” Self evident in our view but in this case articulated well by the denizens of consulting McKinsey. Here is there article complete with comprehensive downloadable pdfs that go into detail of just how important Agile Leadership has become. Don’t take our word for it, deep dive into the thought leaders’ analysis. But we do like it when the establishment are now realising what we have been saying for years! For many organizations, surviving and thriving in today’s environment depends on making a fundamental transformation to become more agile.