How to keep great talent

We all have a few cautionary tales of people we’ve seen kind of “shoot themselves in the foot.” We can be our own worst enemies when we get in our own way, and one of the easiest ways to do that as a leader is to inadvertently drive away your best talent.

Forbes contributor Liz Ryan put together a list of the top 10 ways employers drive those talented team members away. She notes, “You can’t say ‘We value our employees’ when you also have policies in place that treat your employees like little children.”

Ryan emphasizes that trust, flexibility and cooperation are key to making good employees – and potential employees – feel valued and willing to stay.  Combine that with creating a culture of excellence and accountability and you have a recipe for success.

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