In The News This Week…August 27

16 Actions to Take to Achieve Any Goal

by Deep Patel

“Nearly everything in life revolves around goals — they encompass all of our plans for the future, all of our hopes, dreams and visions for what we want in life. And yet we often fail to reach our goals. That’s because we’re all human and can be easily distracted. So what does it take to achieve a goal and see it become reality?”

 

How to Lose an Employee in 10 Days — and How to Keep One for 10 Years

by Jim Barnett

“Leaders: In order to reduce regrettable attrition, it’s critical to build a culture that not only emphasizes employee engagement, but also creates an environment of purpose and belonging. Doing so leads to happier and more successful workers who stay for years, rather than months.”

 

To Build a Strong Team, You Need to Address All of Your Employees’ Needs

by Angela Ruth

“While you may want to keep the sticky, uncomfortable topics of mental and physical health outside the office, they’re already there. Those pesky problems we face as humans are because we are indeed humans. By acknowledging humanity in your employees and supporting them in every aspect of their lives, you can foster more productive, resilient employees — and a more productive, resilient company.”

 

5 Ways Bad Leadership Can Destroy Your Business

by Bedros Keuilian

“As an entrepreneur, you can’t hide in the background. By default, you’re the person who will make the big decisions for your company. But, while leadership is something most entrepreneurs think they have, the truth is that few actually possess the skills they need to lead. And when you simply “play” the role of leader, rather than actually step up and lead others, your business can crumble as a result.”

 

Your Team Will Only be as Loyal to You as You Are to Them

by Angela Kambouris

“Loyalty is still alive and not for sale. Loyalty, like trust, is easy to tear down and priceless to build up and maintain. True loyalty is never based on lavish perks, fear-driven or on a threat that something will be taken away or replaced. Employee loyalty is nurtured through creating a more human-centered workplace culture. Culture exists in every workplace whether it is by design or default.”