Your employees might be leaving their job because of their boss (is that you?)…
You know that you have employees who aren’t happy at work. I’ve talked about what makes you a terrible leader, and the problem could be you. Could it be that you are not a kind and compassionate leader? The #1 reason why someone leaves a job is because they don’t have a good relationship with their boss. This happens at all levels in the company.
Today I want to discuss how to be a kind and compassionate leader so you can win with your employees more! 😊
5 qualities employees want in a leader
✅ Unimpeachable Integrity
✅ Infectious Passion
✅ The Ability to Adapt to Their Team
✅ The Willingness to Give Credit Where It’s Due
✅ The Ability to Listen, Genuinely ⬅️
Let’s focus on the ability to listen for a bit. Despite being a priority for 88% of surveyed employees, only 60% of those employees felt their current leader or boss exhibited that trait. This is almost a 30% gap of what employees are wanting versus what they are actually getting from their boss with respect to listening. So how can you, as a leader, work to close this gap? Perhaps showcasing kindness and compassionate, by the way of listening can help.
The Power of listening
Quoting Pastor Rick Warren on their anti-racist website, The better listener you become, the more sympathetic you will be.
From StopAndListen.com (an anti-racist website) “This sentiment perfectly embodies how listening translates to kindness. When we make an intentional effort to listen to our loved ones, the community, and the world we are able to spread compassion and generosity. When we begin speaking and are no longer listening, although we may have the best intentions, this action cancels out our kindness.”
So how can you better listen to your people this week in order for you to be a kind and compassionate leader who wins? To listen to the full Today’s Top Leaders episode, “Kind Tech Leaders Win”, click here.
For more information about what we can do to help you become a kind and compassionate tech leader that everyone wants to work for – please contact me so we can talk.