A Note From Rene’
As many of you know, I am passionate about how leaders interact with their teams. It’s often the root of most issues that arise within an organization. This month, I’ve included 2 articles that address this important topic. One focuses on the pressures of seeking perfection in all that we do. The other talks about the importance of employee engagement and its impact on client engagement, absenteeism, productivity and profitability. In a meeting earlier this week, one of my clients mentioned that they were concerned that their team was losing their “sparkle”. They brought it up because they understand the value that is associated with team engagement. If any of the aforementioned are important to you, I encourage you to take a few minutes and read on.
As always, I am happy to set up a time to chat with you.
The Costs of Being a Perfectionist Manager
Our obsession with perfection is increasing: A comprehensive study of perfectionism involving young adults in the UK, U.S., and Canada revealed that perfectionistic tendencies and behaviors have significantly risen — up to 32% over the past three decades. Notable figures such as tennis superstar Serena Williams and prima ballerina Karen Kain have spoken about the insidious pressures to be perfect. They recount a perpetual cycle of dissatisfaction despite their success.
The hallmark of perfectionism is not simply the irrational need for flawlessness, but the persistent sense of dissatisfaction even when success is achieved. Worse, it can even hinder success. For instance, university professors with high levels of perfectionism rarely outperform their non-perfectionistic peers. Read More…
Feeling Demotivated? Consider How Your Job Helps Others.
No topic is as critical right now as employee engagement and motivation. Employees desperately want to feel engaged. Nine out of 10 people would take lower compensation to do more meaningful work. And engaged employees perform better, experience less burnout, and stay in jobs longer.
This translates to business success for companies that motivate and engage their people. Gallup has found top-quartile employee engagement firms experienced a multitude of advantages over bottom-quartile firms, including increased profitability, increased productivity, decreased absenteeism, and increased client engagement. Read More…
Client Feature: Jamie Moricle
I appreciate each of my clients. And I am proud to feature you in my monthly newsletter! I recently had the opportunity to learn more about Jamie Moricle of Accent Professional Recruiting. Here is what I found out…
Tell us a little about your business – what does your company do/sell and who are your customers?
We are a direct placement recruiting boutique that enjoys partnering with businesses who need to add full-time talent to their team in sales, marketing, and operational support roles. We are located in Richmond, VA, and we assist with roles anywhere in the U.S. Read More…