Mark Sanborn on Why Your Employees Aren’t Following You

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I only wish managers would see the first option to cutting back in an organization is leadership not front line workers. Organizations continue to feature bloated management ranks where reductions of even 50% wold not negatively impact production. So, to grow your organization innovate your management. Not your process. Below are a few ideas on trust by Mark Sanborn. Jim

Trust is even more important than likability. While I may not like someone in a business situation, I can still do business with them without fear of being unjustly harmed or cheated.

They don’t want to go where you’re leading.

People are unwilling to go anywhere that doesn’t represent a positive change. They can even handle the challenges and sacrifices of a new undertaking if they believe there is a payoff on arrival.

A client of mine had a vision statement that was heavy on financial metrics but said nothing about the quality of life for employees or customers. I wasn’t surprised that nobody could remember what the vision was, nor care about achieving it. Their vision statement became effective when it was rewritten to express the future for all stakeholders, including employees. […]

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Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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