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THE UPWARDS LEADER

In the battle for talent, many leaders look externally for getting talent that aligns with the goals (at the least) and the culture (at best).

Unfortunately, according to employee surveys, many leave because leadership has failed to recognize the talent they possess and opt to take their skills elsewhere where they are appreciated.

In fact, a study from 15Five shows that of the top ten reasons employees leave, seven are attributable to poor leadership that hampers development and recognition of an employees efforts and talent.

Among those factors, the reasons that talent doesn’t develop is that leaders get in the way more than anything else. Here are the common reasons a leader may be hindering their peoples’ ability to develop:

Micromanagement. Whether from the basis of perfectionism or not knowing how to properly develop people to the next level of performance, micromanaging always create diminishing returns among employees. They start…

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