4 things every employee wants from their boss

According to a well-known Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. workers, a bad boss is the #1 reason people quit their jobs. It’s a huge retention issue.  As Gallup said, “People leave managers, not companies … In the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue.” It’s also a bottom-line issue. A poorly-led workforce is 50% less productive …

Encouragement: The most potent motivator

Serving as a volunteer with the Los Angeles Dream Center and for the thousands of homeless people they serve on the streets of Los Angeles, I learned a mind-blowing truth.  Everybody needs encouragement….from the CEO, to the hourly employee, to that difficult in-law, to the down-and-outers.  Everybody! In fact, Tommy Barnett, the co-founder of the Dream Center, even goes so …

Are leaders born or made? The answer will surprise you.

Since the beginning of time, people have wondered if leaders are born or if leaders are made. Thousands of books and thousands of research studies have addressed this question as well. I know. I’ve read them. So what is the RIGHT answer? I think I know … and that is … a few people are born leaders. They’re more naturally inclined to be leaders. There’s something in their …