Make These 6 Changes to Become a Leader Rather Than a Boss

by Dr. Rick Goodman on October 21, 2015

Are you a leader, or are you merely a boss?

It’s a question I’ve raised before, and an important one to ask as you seek to understand your own role as the head of your team. A boss is good at giving orders and keeping all the pieces moving, perhaps, but real leaders collaborate, inspire, develop—in short, they make their employees better and, as such, get the most out of their team dynamic.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanMake These 6 Changes to Become a Leader Rather Than a Boss

What Will Be Your Leadership Epitaph?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on October 13, 2015

Will you join me in imagining a quick scenario? Imagine that you’re my boss, and I’m your employee. I put in several years of work for you—five, ten, maybe even fifteen. Then I move on to something else—but then, 20 years down the road, our paths cross once more.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhat Will Be Your Leadership Epitaph?

The 4 Biggest Hurdles to Effective Employee Retention

by Dr. Rick Goodman on October 7, 2015

Employers and HR representatives pour countless hours into each employee—grooming them, training them, investing in them, making them into integral members of the team. But sometimes, just when you turn a good employee into a superstar, that employee jumps ship, heading to a different company and leaving you back at square one.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanThe 4 Biggest Hurdles to Effective Employee Retention

Do You Accept Constructive Feedback?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 22, 2015

I’ve said in the past that one of the greatest gifts a leader can give to team members is the gift of honest feedback. Taking the time to provide a quick word of encouragement or constructive criticism can go a long way toward showing employees that they are noticed and valued; that you are invested in their future and their place on the team.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanDo You Accept Constructive Feedback?

How to Inspire Your Top Employees

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 17, 2015

How much does it cost to replace a good employee? Estimates put it at well over $60,000—and that’s to say nothing of potentially adverse changes to your team dynamic and company morale.

Needless to say, then, when you get a really good employee—someone who constantly achieves at a high level and brings real leadership to the workplace—it’s in your best interests to identify that employee; to connect with that employee; to make that employee feel valued; and to do everything you can to make that employee want to stay.… Read more...

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Boost Your Employee Retention—Without Breaking the Bank

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 1, 2015

Want to make sure that all your key players stay on board with your company for many years to come? Well, you could give them all big, regular raises—but if you’re like most of the business owners or HR managers I’ve met, you probably don’t have the resources necessary to make that viable.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanBoost Your Employee Retention—Without Breaking the Bank

Why Employees Leave in Waves (And How to Stop Them)

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 21, 2015

On the one hand, the equation is pretty simple: Employees like to be at a company where they feel important and valued. They want to feel like they are able to use their talents and their time effectively, to really make an impact; and they like to feel like that effort is noticed and appreciated.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhy Employees Leave in Waves (And How to Stop Them)

Low-Cost Ways to Make Employees Feel Valued

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 17, 2015

Here’s a question: If you had a job where you didn’t feel valued or appreciated—where you felt like you couldn’t make a difference, and that your efforts were going unnoticed—how long would you stick around at that job? It’s a no-brainer: You wouldn’t stay around any longer than you had to.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanLow-Cost Ways to Make Employees Feel Valued

5 Habits of Highly Engaging Leaders

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 23, 2015

So much of life comes down to the habits that we form. Want to be healthy and physically fit? It’s all about developing the right habits for eating and exercise. Want to have stronger relationships? Get into the habit of connecting, communicating, and showing others your affection.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick Goodman5 Habits of Highly Engaging Leaders