Nine Bad Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit


bad manager

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.

Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers.

The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that’s required is a new perspective and some extra effort on the manager’s part.

Organizations know how important it is to have motivated, engaged employees, but most fail to hold managers accountable for making it happen.

When they don’t, the bottom line suffers.

Research from the University of California found that motivated employees were 31% more productive, had 37% higher sales, and were three times more creative than demotivated employees. They were also 87% less likely to quit, according to a Corporate Leadership Council study on over 50,000 people.

Gallup research shows that a mind-boggling 70% of an employee’s motivation is influenced by his or her manager. So, let’s take a look at some of the worst things that managers do that send good people packing.

They overwork people. Nothing burns good employees out quite like overworking them. It’s so tempting to work your best people hard that managers frequently fall into this trap. Overworking good employees is perplexing; it makes them feel as if they’re being punished for great performance. Overworking employees is also counterproductive. New research from Stanford shows that productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that you don’t get anything out of working more.

If you must increase how much work your talented employees are doing, you’d better increase their status as well. Talented employees will take on a bigger workload, but they won’t stay if their job suffocates them in the process. Raises, promotions, and title-changes are all acceptable ways to increase workload. If you simply increase workload because people are talented, without changing a thing, they will seek another job that gives them what they deserve.

They don’t recognize contributions and reward good work. It’s easy to underestimate the power of a pat on the back, especially with top performers who are intrinsically motivated. Everyone likes kudos, none more so than those who work hard and give their all. Managers need to communicate with their people to find out what makes them feel good (for some, it’s a raise; for others, it’s public recognition) and then to reward them for a job well done. With top performers, this will happen often if you’re doing it right.

They fail to develop people’s skills. When managers are asked about their inattention to employees, they try to excuse themselves, using words such as “trust,” “autonomy,” and “empowerment.” This is complete nonsense. Good managers manage, no matter how talented the employee. They pay attention and are constantly listening and giving feedback.

Management may have a beginning, but it certainly has no end. When you have a talented employee, it’s up to you to keep finding areas in which they can improve to expand their skill set. The most talented employees want feedback—more so than the less talented ones—and it’s your job to keep it coming. If you don’t, your best people will grow bored and complacent.

They don’t care about their employees. More than half of people who leave their jobs do so because of their relationship with their boss. Smart companies make certain their managers know how to balance being professional with being human. These are the bosses who celebrate an employee’s success, empathize with those going through hard times, and challenge people, even when it hurts. Bosses who fail to really care will always have high turnover rates. It’s impossible to work for someone eight-plus hours a day when they aren’t personally involved and don’t care about anything other than your production yield.

They don’t honor their commitments. Making promises to people places you on the fine line that lies between making them very happy and watching them walk out the door. When you uphold a commitment, you grow in the eyes of your employees because you prove yourself to be trustworthy and honorable (two very important qualities in a boss). But when you disregard your commitment, you come across as slimy, uncaring, and disrespectful. After all, if the boss doesn’t honor his or her commitments, why should everyone else?

They hire and promote the wrong people. Good, hard-working employees want to work with like-minded professionals. When managers don’t do the hard work of hiring good people, it’s a major demotivator for those stuck working alongside them. Promoting the wrong people is even worse. When you work your tail off only to get passed over for a promotion that’s given to someone who glad-handed their way to the top­­­­­­­, it’s a massive insult. No wonder it makes good people leave.

They don’t let people pursue their passions. Talented employees are passionate. Providing opportunities for them to pursue their passions improves their productivity and job satisfaction. But many managers want people to work within a little box. These managers fear that productivity will decline if they let people expand their focus and pursue their passions. This fear is unfounded. Studies show that people who are able to pursue their passions at work experience flow, a euphoric state of mind that is five times more productive than the norm.

They fail to engage creativity. The most talented employees seek to improve everything they touch. If you take away their ability to change and improve things because you’re only comfortable with the status quo, this makes them hate their jobs. Caging up this innate desire to create not only limits them, it limits you.

They don’t challenge people intellectually. Great bosses challenge their employees to accomplish things that seem inconceivable at first. Instead of setting mundane, incremental goals, they set lofty goals that push people out of their comfort zones. Then, good managers do everything in their power to help them succeed. When talented and intelligent people find themselves doing things that are too easy or boring, they seek other jobs that will challenge their intellects.

 

A great article given by Dr. Travis Bradberry, Contributor

True my words too


Words too

Words are my world ,I mean each single letter of it

Together we start , together we break ,no discussion further we take

Life is short and Earth is round , may be ,we’ll meet one day.

Hope you never forget my presence ,hope I always guess you by your shade

slowly and slowly its reminding me each day.

Our walk , our talk , it was  like a sisters blog

Our fight , our love , it was like a Tom and Jerry episode .

I wish, I could meet you in my next birth ,

Together forever we can share the best of Best Friend.

My words were not fake , my love was pure,

but  I can’t explain the truth behind my vows.

 

 

In memory of my sweetest Childhood Friend .

 

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Vegan


VEGAN

What Is?

Veganism is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat , eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. Many vegans also do not eat foods that are processed using animal products, such as refined white sugar and some wines.

Vegan refers to either a person who follows this way of eating or to the diet itself.

Why you want to become?

Because you want to realize yourself that killing animal is wrong as they are also like us and their lives are also precious to someone.

Do you know you are killing plants too ?

Why we think that only animals are living being why not plants too. We are cutting plants for our purpose to create many things like papers, wooden products and many more. My concern is ,not to destroy Nature and even not think to play with it. Everything comes under Ecosystem and God made us to eat and being eaten by someone. Plants were born to be eaten by Animals and Animals were born to be eaten by either Big animals or by Human being and human being were born to be eaten by animals after death.

There is nothing permanent ,one need to die one day but killing all animals is not good as God made us Human to eat anything for our best survival and we are misusing our power of dominance and killing animals for our food.We need to think first that why we slaughter animals when we can eat plants too. Is it only about the taste?

Being Vegan is not the topic of right & wrong of killing animal , it is about to think why we go for it.Once we understand the reason of being Vegan then only we can persuade it.

Think and share your comment  with us.

 

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Miss World 2017


Miss wolrd 2017

Miss World 2017

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s Manushi Chillar from India got the Miss World 2017 award and India feel proud on her. The win comes 17 years after Priyanka Chopra brought home the coveted title in the year 2000.

Ms Chhillar, a 20-year-old from Haryana, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

According to Ms Chhillar’s profile on the Miss World website, Ms Chhillar aims to be a cardiac surgeon and has plans of opening non-profit hospitals in rural areas.

Ms Chhillar’s profile also says she is a trained classical dancer and has a passion for outdoor sports like scuba diving, snorkeling and bungee jumping.

Important Facts:

When she was asked “Which profession deserves the highest salary and why”??

She Replied:-”A mother deserves the highest respect. It’s just not about cash but also the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has been a huge inspiration. it is the mother’s job that deserves the biggest salary.”

Its always a good sense which leads person to his/her destination. Respect is the best giving which you can give to anyone and no cash or money can replace it.

Respect your Ladies , as they are the owner of our heart , home & life.

All the best to our Miss World.

 

 

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Per-Fec-Tion


PERFECTION

Per – Fec – Tion
Pre Fixed Target

Perfection is only for those people who have their Pre-fixed targets . One has to fixed his target first  before start working on any subject as pre fixed target gives us direction not how to achieve our goal but to achieve a goal with Perfect result.

We know that one never achieve perfection. But we have to strive towards it.

You may not be perfect in each subject in your school days but you were taught  for each one a lot. This made you perfect .

Always your weak points helps you to improve your growth graph by increasing them slowly.

 

 

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Stars – My Lucky charm


Stars

Stars are my dreamy world. When I was small my grandmother told me that when she will die she become a star and sparkle in Galaxy. She always being nice to me and loved me alot.

She died when I was 10 yrs old. She became a star and sparkle in the galaxy. Her love for me was so true that I never forget to remember her. She was blessing for me and she is. Today whatever I am is because of Mom but today the human I am is because of my grandma.

Our eternal love is without boundaries and remember her when I feel sad and whenever I think about my memories I always love her for being with me.

Stars has power to tell us why they looks so small from earth so that we can dream big and can see for so long.

I Love you my Grandma!

 

 

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Master Mind :- 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Mind


Intelligent mind

The mind is a mysterious and elusive thing. This list reveals some of the weirdest things about your mind.

1 – Fast asleep? Your unconscious is still listening:

Some people swear that if they want to wake up at 6 am, they just bang their head on the pillow six times before going to sleep. Crazy? Maybe not. A study from 1999 shows that it all comes down to some nifty unconscious processing.

For three nights, a team  put 15 volunteers to bed at midnight. The team either told the participants they would wake them at 9 am and did, or told them they would wake them at 9 am, but actually woke them at 6 am.

This last group had a measurable rise in the stress hormone adrenocorticotropic from 4.30 am, peaking around 6 am. People woken unexpectedly at 6 am had no such spike. The unconscious mind, the researchers concluded, can not only keep track of time while we sleep but also set a biological alarm to jump-start the waking process. The pillow ritual might help set that alarm.

2- Your mind can change your brain :-

Yes, your mind—that is, your thoughts— can change your brain. Odd as it may sound, as you create new thought patterns, you actually rewire your brain. The more you practice a new thinking habit, the more the same neurons will learn to work together and wire together. As neuroscientists say, neurons that fire together, wire together. In other words, “…directed, willed mental activity can clearly and systematically alter brain function.”

What you can do: Deliberately change your self-talk. For example, if you tend to wallow in frustration and anger when you make mistakes, practice telling yourself, “Mistakes are just part of life. I will make a conscious effort to learn from my mistakes.” Or write down the self-talk you’d like to adopt in a given situation, then recite it to yourself when needed.

3-Break bad habits by hacking the autopilot in your brain :-

So much of what we do in our day-to-day lives, whether it be driving, making coffee or touch-typing, happens without the need for conscious thought. Unlike many of the brain’s other unconscious talents, these are skills that have had to be learned before the brain can automate them. How it does this might provide a method for us to think our way out of bad habits.

Ann Graybiel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her colleagues have shown that a region deep inside the brain called the striatum is key to habit forming. When you undertake an action, the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in planning complex tasks, communicates with the striatum, which sends the necessary signals to enact the movement. Over time, input from the prefrontal circuits fades, to be replaced by loops linking the striatum to the sensorimotor cortex. The loops, together with the memory circuits, allow us to carry out the behaviour without having to think about it. Or, to put it another way, practice makes perfect. No thinking required.

4- Simple feeling words can calm your mind and change your brain.

Sad. Anxious. Angry. Whatever emotion is causing you distress, recent research shows that labeling it can ease your upset feelings and help you feel more in control. Attaching a label to an emotion moves your brain activity from the fight-or-flight area (the amygdala) to the thinking area (the prefrontal cortex). It’s astounding what even one word can do.

What you can do: Notice when an emotion is overwhelming you. Search for a word that describes that emotion and then feel your emotions subside.

5-Your brain has a negativity bias, but your mind can teach it to be happier.

The term “negativity bias” refers to the brain’s tendency to react more strongly to bad things—dangers, threats, mistakes, or problems—than to good things, such as pleasure, opportunity, and joy.  Although the negativity bias has helped humans survive by alerting us to possible threats, it makes it harder for us to relax, enjoy life, and be happy.

Luckily, your mind can train your brain to be happier. Focusing on and experiencing the positive aspects of life actually builds new neutral structures in the brain. This is another incredible way that your mind can change your brain for the better.

What you can do: Become aware of pleasant or happy experiences. Bring them to the foreground of your mind. Linger on these experiences for 5 seconds or more. By doing so, you will rewire your brain, making it more likely that you will notice other positive things around you in the future.

 

Friends , if you know something about our mind then tell us and spread this knowledge.

 

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