Chapter 13Abandon the “Follow Shirley” Method

You are still reading because you want to manage in a way that really makes a difference—for your employees and for your organization. We have spent a lot of time talking about how you can cultivate the positive relationships that will enhance your understanding of people and your ability to influence their performance, engagement, and retention. Now we are going to get really practical about specific ways you can push people's growth further and faster.

Begin at the beginning—on an employee's first day with you. That is your first opportunity to influence and accelerate growth. Are you making the most of it?

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