Business owners who genuinely lead with their heart -- not just their head -- are more equipped to connect with the emotional needs of employees. They understand that people want to be valued, respected, listened to and involved. Leaders who consistently show their employees that they are appreciated possess the wisdom and capacity to run thriving, profitable businesses.
Does it really matter what our title is? Do we perform better because our business card has the word Senior Vice President or Director preceding the other words on the card? Hmm. What if our business card didn't have those fancy hierarchical words at all? Will you instantly become not productive or valuable? Some companies refrain from having titles at all, this is becoming more common, especially in the start-up world.
We scoured through the comments and there were interesting debates on corporate culture, etiquette, and who was the party to blame. But we realized that bottom line, our Millennial and Generation Z workforce are coming to us to learn and be mentored so we want to equip you with 8 recommendations on being an effective mentor:
In a recent report, Gallup Research founds that the percentage of U.S. workers in 2015 who Gallup considered engaged in their jobs averaged 32%. The majority (50.8%) of employees were "not engaged," while another 17.2% were "actively disengaged." The results showed little to no improvement in employee engagement compared to the previous year.