It’s been six months since our last post here on our blog. I took a hiatus from publishing posts to focus my energy on several big projects that I believe will benefit you as managers, employees and organizations. There is still work to be done, but I’m excited to let you in on the secret:
Book Launch: Your Roadmap is Coming Soon
The first project that has had my attention is my book which I expect to publish in early December. It provides managers like you with a roadmap to success through 5 crucial steps to building a high performing team. My book is a bit different than the usual business book. It’s written as a story – a fictional account of a manager who has huge business issues and a dysfunctional team. Sound like anybody you know?
Your Program for Success
The second project I’ve had in the works is a management development program that will train you to develop your own high performing team. The goal of the program is to create sustainable leadership and team growth as the you, the manager, actually lead your team through our 5 steps. It will take you and your team through experiential learning on the job to help you reach and exceed your goals.
You may wonder why I’ve been investing so heavily in these two projects. The answer is simple: I’ve worked with hundreds managers and I know you have a challenging role. I want to make it as easy as possible for you to get all the help and guidance you need!
The numbers paint a grim picture. It is estimated that 50% to 60% of new supervisors and managers fail or underperform in their first two years (Blanchard, Corporate Executive Board).
Gallup estimates that 7 in 10 Americans are either ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ in their work and are less likely to be productive. While other factors impact employee engagement; Gallup estimates that managers account for 70% of the variance in employee engagement.
You would think, with these failure rates and the cost of disengaged employees, that organizations would work hard to make sure their managers are ready and able to step into their management role.
That’s not what’s happening. It’s estimated that roughly half (47%) of managers receive no management training at all.
This is the void that I’m hoping my book and our management development training will help fill. I look forward to sharing a sneak peak of the book with you in the coming weeks!