As per a recent Gallup study, nearly 50% of workers are actively searching or watching for new opportunities. This is happening now (!). Gallup also concludes that the most powerful factor for slowing down this trend is the local manager.
Nobody ever said leading people is easy. Neither is leading a business. Balancing the two successfully may sometimes seem like mission impossible. The problem is that if we fail on the people side, our actions create a path towards toxicity and a generally uncomfortable work environment. Luckily, avoiding that is rather simple (not necessarily easy, though), and doesn’t cost you anything.
If nothing else, try to put the following tips front and center at all times.
Every day, we are faced with situations in which we are somewhat dependent on the willingness of others to support what we need. It’s just a fact of life, that we cannot simply order everyone around. We need people to help us, support us, all the time. Most of the time, these people owe us NOTHING - not even a favour.