A few years back, I was asked to come in and help an organization build up its employees because there had been quite a bit of turnover. It took only a few sessions to realize the problem was the leader, not the people.
As leaders, we’d like to think that when people leave our team or organization, it has little to do with us. But the reality is that we are often the reason. Recent estimates reveal that up to 65% of people leaving companies do so because of their leader or manager.
Remember, people quit bosses, not companies.
If you want to keep your best people, then be a better leader that they can choose to follow.
Here’s to becoming a better leader!
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About the Author
Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.
A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.