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  1. Brandy Crane (reply)

    October 18, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I worked in a position for over 7 years for a boss that I loved. Between the two of us we were doing 4 or 5 jobs at any given time. We did not receive any additional compensation but we loved our jobs, our team, and our vendors. I never took a 2 week vacation because I didn’t have backup to get vendor’s paid. We received new management, they removed all supervisors and we’ve had three people turn over in less than 45 days, the last turnover was 2 1/2 years ago, it absolutely makes a difference if you love you staff and how you treat them! Micromanagement is a horrible style, employees end up not getting work completed because they are making lists all day…to turn in and for self-defense.

    • Rob McCleland (reply)

      October 20, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Brandy,

      You make such a valuable point. Loving, empowering, and bringing clarity are probably the 3 best gifts that we can give our employees. Micromanaging is the opposite of all three! Thanks for you excellent insight and personal example.

  2. Stacey Speller (reply)

    November 2, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Great points Rob. It really does take courage to tell the truth in love. To balance appreciation with accountability. Excellent leadership lesson.

    • Rob McCleland (reply)

      November 3, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks Stacey! I’ve found that once you tell the truth in love, and find out that it didn’t kill you, two responses are imminent: 1) I wish I would have done it sooner, and 2) I’m not going to wait so long the next time!

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