What’s the #1 problem for new managers?

In an informal (but remarkably conclusive) survey I conducted last year, I asked a group of senior leaders, mid-level managers, and executive coaches one simple question: What is the single biggest challenge you see for recently-promoted first-line managers and leaders? The answers were 100% the same – and 100% not what I expected. Without hesitation, every one of them said: …

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The case for higher employee turnover (yes, really)

Employee turnover – the rate at which employees leave your organization, whether voluntarily or not – is often considered just a fact of life. Some people will leave. Some people will get fired or laid off. This is not new news; carry on. Occasionally, someone will make the effort to evaluate turnover relative to industry averages or some other measurement. …

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