A recent survey of over 30,000 employees including 2400 US-based employees had some grim results. One-third of US employees are considering leaving their current company – it’s even worse with younger employees. There are also those who are so unmotivated that they are unproductive. Statistically, those who are either ready to leave or are completely unmotivated make up half of your team. They are dragging your team’s performance down with them faster than your stars can pick it up.
Dave Anderson outlines 12 leadership principles in How to Lead by The Book that he says are time-tested methods of managing people. Since one of the Lean pillars is respect of the people, many of Anderson’s principles dove tail with Lean Leadership.
David Kasprzak has given me the opportunity to guest blog again. You can see the rest of this article at My Flexible Pencil. David has some great guest authors and interesting posts of his own on this blog. You are invited to check it out here.