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Are they interested in improving? Journal of Medical Practice Management July/August 2020

Supporting team members' improvement is an excellent quality of managers and leaders. For managers, improvement leads to better results. For leaders, assisting team members to improve develops a trusting relationship important to employee motivation and morale. However, team members have to want to improve. Psychological theories of interest are th...

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Dissertation- David F. Smith, Ph.D. – 2016 A Quantitative Study of Relations-oriented Leader Behaviors Related to Voluntary Turnover Intention as Mediated by Leader-member Exchange

Abstract Voluntary turnover of valuable employees is costly in many ways to organizations. Organizational leaders should consider human resource development (HRD) practices to mitigate these expenses. Even the intention to quit without actual departure can be costly. The problem considered here was that there lacked research regarding the use of a ...

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For Eagle Scouts

Download the PDF below Eagle Scouts and the College Admissions Process: How to use your Scouting experience to win the spot We know Scouting is special, and the Eagle Scout Award is evidence of a special Scout. Too bad your college admissions officer couldn't have been at your Court of Honor because then they would know that a Scout is a Leader, is...

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Use Leadership Skills That Apply To Behavioral Economics To Avoid The Sunk Cost Fallacy

Coach Vince Lombardi exhorted his players, telling them, "Winners never quit and quitters never win." Following this advice in a practice can lead to costly problems because sometimes quitting a project is the best option. Not quitting could result in throwing good money after bad. Practice leaders need to be aware of this possibility and use their...

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Consider Apologizing to Employees

Abstract for Consider Apologizing to Employees (2021) (View and download the article below).Medical practices sometimes make mistakes regarding their employees that cause some or all employees to react with negative attitudes and behaviors. This is a psychological contract breach and is associated with many negative outcomes. A significant way to r...

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Millennial Madness

Millennial Madness By David F. Smith, Ph.D. Summary:Millennial employees have general characteristics that leaders must stay aware of and manage to in order to have a productive, efficient, and effective workplace. This article discusses those characteristics in terms of leadership style, leadership habits, and teamwork. A PDF of the full arti...

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Dissertation: Implementing leader relations-oriented behaviors to lower turnover by improving leader-member exchange quality

Dissertation Abstract:  Voluntary employee turnover (VET) and its antecedents are costly to sales organizations. These costs are direct hard-dollar outlays and indirect organizational costs. Effective management should find ways to reduce turnover and its antecedents. One way to do this is to affect leader-member exchange quality (LM...

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