According to a Gallup study, only 51 percent of employees say they re engaged at work. Another 16 percent are considered actively disengaged, they re unhappy, they complain about their work circumstances, and are overall disinterested in the company they work for and the work they do. In a Randstad study, only 53 percent of workers believe their boss values their opinion, and only 35 percent of workers feel inspired by their boss.
As leaders, we often see how much improvement is needed on our teams, but we often don t look within ourselves for the changes we need to make. In today s episode, Tyler Reagin, president of leadership conference, Catalyst, shares how leaders and launchers can avoid being a part of the majority of lackluster leaders and transform into leaders who serve their people well.
Welcome to episode 95 of the Executive Minds Podcast.
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1. Take care of your people. Good leaders love well those they lead. When you don t care for those you lead, turnover rates are higher, thus decreasing productivity and tainting the overall mission. Spend time getting to know those on your team and nurture a culture that will be hard to leave.
2. Be comfortable in who you are. So many people spend their lives feeling a tension between who they want to be and who they are right now. If you want to be an effective leader and overall happier person, you need to operate from your truest self.
3. Have confidence in your calling. Whether you re launching a book or a new idea, remember your passion and why you re doing what you re doing. Outline your boundaries and stick to them, remaining true to your mission the entire time. The result will be an authentic launch you can be proud of.
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