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For most of my life, I have had an interest in, what to me, was simply 'smart' or logical ideas about living and the use of natual resources.
In the last year, my wife and I built (I general contracted) the first Enertia Geo-Solar home in Nebraska. There are less than 100 of these homes in the United States, though they've been produced for thirty years now. www.enertia.com We each drive a hybrid car. Not because we're tree huggers, it's just smart to pollute less and get over 40 miles to a gallon of fuel. We would be driving total electric vehicles if they were readily available. (Not like the debacle GM pulled in California years back)
I find it fascinating that there were actually more electric vehicles in the initial years of automotive pioneering, than petroleum powered and that long ago petro-business concerns were already applying control over auto makers and limiting consumer choice in the land of the free.
I have always found that if one decides to not take "what other people think" seriously, one is much freer to make 'smart' decisions about the majority of things in life. I apply this in business and personal life, and do the same for those who I support to be successful.
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According to TwoFold CEO Alison McMahon, a leader who doesn't care (or can't pretend to care) about his or her employees isn't much of a leader at all.
Why do people quit their jobs? Surely, there are a ton of factors: money, hours, location, lack of interest, etc. For Alison McMahon, an HR specialist and the CEO of TwoFold, the biggest reason employees jump ship is that they're tired of working for lousy bosses.
By and large, she says, people are willing to put up with certain negatives as long as they enjoy who they're working for. When that's just not the case, there's no reason to stick around:
Nine times out of ten, when an employee says they're leaving for more money, it's simply not true. It's just too uncomfortable to tell the truth.
Whether that's true is certainly debatable, though it's not a stretch to say that an inconsiderate and/or incompetent boss isn't much of a leader. If you run an organization or company, your values and actions need to guide and inspire your team. When you fail to do that, you set the table for poor productivity and turnover.
McMahon offers a few suggestions for those who want to hone their leadership abilities, though it seems that these things are more innate qualities than acquired skills. For example, actually caring about your workers or not depending wholly on HR thinking they can do your job for you.
It's the nature of promotions that, inevitably, a good employee without leadership skills will get thrust into a supervisory position. McMahon says this is a chronic problem that many organizations need to avoid, or at least make the time to properly evaluate and assist with the transition.
But since they often don't, they end up with uninspired workers. And uninspired workers who don't have a reason to stay won't stick around for long.
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