Did Your Mind Already Give the 2 Week Notice?
Studies have shown that the most named reason for the two week (mind) notice is the employee's supervisor.
What to do when the boss is a failure?
Wesley Chapel, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2006 -- Studies have shown
that the most named reason for the two week (mind) notice is the
Did your mind already give the notice? Here is good news: You might be still able to fix the situation.
In Frank Kanu's book "Stop Telling? Start Leading!
The Art of Managing People by Asking Questions"
Step 3 "Take Responsibility" has the chapter:
"What to Do When the Boss Is a Failure":
"What indeed. Well, you can always run away. Get a new job--maybe even
one with more money and better benefits. Of course, you have no
guarantee that in your new job the boss will not be an even bigger
failure. But more importantly, consider what running away will do to
your reputation -- among your colleagues and among your team members.
Making a move under these circumstances might actually slow down your
Just as your success is tied to your team, your boss's success is tied to you.
Instead of being frustrated with the boss, how can you help create a
more productive environment? One way is with praise. Praise? That's
right. I don't mean undeserved praise. What I mean is this: suppose
you're not pleased with some new procedure the boss has implemented.
You could confront the boss and say how you feel. How far do you think
that would get you? Bosses don't like being criticized. But if you
present your complaint in a nicer package, you may have better luck.
Start with a compliment. Don't be insincere or smarmy, just point out
something that you think the boss deserves an extra "thanks" for. Then
you can mention your complaint -- except that you should phrase it as a
suggestion. The boss may not agree to your idea, but you haven't been
arrogant or disrespectful, so you'll likely be taken more seriously.
When was the last time you complimented your boss?"
Frank Kanu offers phone coaching to help the frustrated employee and/or their supervisors.
"Frank's skill in asking the right questions is un-mistakable, and is
at the core of his leadership philosophy. The power of these questions
cannot be underestimated, especially if you want to lead and not
--John Cave, Westhaven Worldwide Logistics
Genius One, Inc.