Your top employee has resigned. What do you do?
Illiana Snow raises a very good point in her article about managers taking it personal when employees resign.
The bad news is that they should take it personally. Right behind leaving for a lack of substantive job content - the number 2 reason employees leave is their boss.
Unfortunately, most bosses suck at the process of being a boss. No one gave them training, guided them, showed them best practices, and encouraged a continual development of being a better boss.
Most bosses are just going through each day with a style that they've been using since 1968. Maybe it worked in one environment, but not this one. Their like a horse with blinders on. They have no clue whether what they are doing is effective - it's just "who they are".
In my executive search practice, I will ask managers and executives how they get better at the process of managing their team - the answers border on being downright comical to non-existent. They're stunned: "wait a minute, you mean I'm supposed to work on being a better boss?"
Is it any wonder why so many candidates leave companies because of their boss? Go ahead and take it personally the next time your star leaves - perhaps it will serve as a wake-up call!
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