Happy Monday! Here are 5 great reads on the things managers do that make good employees quit, the importance of friends at work, being selfish, eliminating regret and the psychology of email. Enjoy!
Key quote: “Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that’s required is a new perspective and some extra effort on the manager’s part.” Read the rest here.
By Raad Ahmed. Medium
Key quote: “So the question is not how skilled of an entrepreneur, artist, or writer you are, but can you keep it steady and focus only on what you can change, no matter how much external events may fluctuate?” Read the rest here.
Key quote: “Our theory of human development is based on a model that you’re either selfish or you’re community oriented. The truth is that you need to be both. It’s not an either-or.” Read the rest here.
Key quote: “BUT we may be underestimating the impact of workplace friendships on our happiness — and our effectiveness. Jobs are more satisfying when they provide opportunities to form friendships. Research shows that groups of friends outperform groups of acquaintances in both decision making and effort tasks.” Read the rest here.
By Neil Patel. Hubspot
Key quote: “Email is a monster. Each of us has our ways of whimpering and giving in to the monster, or rising to slay it with technological indignation. But whatever the case, email is what it is. And it’s here to stay.” Read the rest here.
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