We've learned over the years that employees have one basic expectation of their leader. If met, a great culture can be created. If unmet, a culture will struggle with becoming positive and high performing.
And what is this basic expectation?
Employees want their leader to protect them from toxic or low-performing
Think about it. What happens when we're forced to work alongside someone who isn't nice or doesn't pull their weight? We lose trust that our leader wants the best for us and for the company. It's impossible to build a great culture in the absence of trust.
Leaders must seriously question and manage their internal culture. Then, they can set the course for a truly great work environment. The solution can be as simple as the problem:
Set standards for behavior and performance and then fiercely defend those standards.
We often see companies whose success is limited because the leader is afraid to deal with toxic or low-performing employees for fear that they will leave. If a leader is not acting due to that fear, then the difficult employees are controlling the leader, the culture and the company. When you deal with the negative people, you'll see how the rest of your team steps up.
We can help you revolutionize your workplace through our innovative and effective Transformational Leadership training. Here's how you can find
for our upcoming two-day session:
April 7-8, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
605 Brooklyn Ave.
Milford, OH 45150