Second Edition of Leigh Branham's Best Seller To Debut In August

Next month, Overland Park, KS-based author and consultant Leigh Branham will publish an updated version (Second Edition) of his best-seller, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave.



In the meantime, Branham explains that the most effective things a workplace leader can do to keep employee turnover low don't cost money; they just cost time and effort.

Branham says a leader should:
1.   Make the commitment to create a great place to work.
2.   Inspire employee confidence in decisions and clear business direction.
3.   Work to build trust based on honesty and integrity.
4.   Practice open, two-way communication, especially in times of uncertainty.
5.   Look out for the organization before you look out for yourself.
6.   Believe employees should be developed and retained; not burned out and discarded.

These six leadership skills topped the list of what leaders routinely do in companies that have won "Best-Place-to-Work" competitions in 45 U.S. cities, according to research that Branham completed in 2010.

"Overall, our research confirmed that the culture that senior leaders build is even more important than how immediate managers manage because it so profoundly influences how those managers manage," added Branham.

And when it comes to employee retention, Branham explains that there is something an employee can do, too, to help make his/her job more rewarding and fulfilling, even if their leader lacks the best of leadership skills.
  • "I recommend that the employee focus on finding unmet needs in the organization where they can use the talents they most enjoy using to do something that is meaningful and significant to both that employee and the organization," said Branham.

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