Can You Be Doing This to Engage Yor Team?

According to research conducted by Gallup, 52% of voluntarily exiting employees say that their manager or organization could have done something to prevent them from leaving their job. While you can’t make everyone stay, you can improve your retention rates if you take the time to check in with your people. 

Stay interviews help employees feel they are more than just workers - that you care about them, their career and their future. Here are some questions I give my clients to ask and that I ask my team regularly. 

  • How have you been feeling about the path we’re on and the work you’re doing? 
  • What part of your job do you enjoy the most? Why? 
  • What do like the least? Can we modify it to make this better for you? 
  • How have you been feeling about in office versus working at home? 
  • What has been the biggest challenge this year/quarter and is there anything I can do to better support you? 
  • If I could do one thing differently to make work better what would that be? I really want to know. 
  • Is there anything you want feedback from me on? 
  • Do you feel like you are learning and growing here? If not, is there anything I can do to improve your experience? 
  • What concerns you about the next six months? 
  • What excited you about the next six months. 

Respond by listening, asking for more detail and giving praise that is specific. “Tell me more about that.” “How can we make this better for you.” “You are very important to me and this team because _______.”

Here's a short video I recently made if you are considering if executive coaching is right for you. This video is especially good for people who are stuck, frustrated, have tried lots of things but nothing is working, or if you are beginning to think there is something wrong with you. (There isn't.) Meet Mary Lee.

If you want executive presence tips here’s a link to my FREE report: Success Practices for Leaders in the High Stakes Corporate World 

If you are struggling with uncertainty and feel exhausted and ineffective watch my FREE Training on Three Ways to Move to the Next Level In Your Career Right Now to 1) identify the right role for you, 2) position your transferable skills and 3) create a career portfolio that sells you before you even get an interview. If you don't know where you will be at the end of the year, you are already there.  

Your coach,

Mary Lee 

P.S. Feel free to forward this email to someone who could benefit from it. We are all walking down the same road in life looking for a hand to hold. Sometimes we must be the hand that reaches out.  

Mary Lee Gannon, ACC, CAE is an executive coach and 19-year corporate CEO who helps leaders have more effective careers, happier lives and better relationships. Meet Mary Lee.



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