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How Relationally Intelligent Leaders Boost Employee Retention and Engagement

A new approach to the typical retention tactics and a new perspective on the turnover problem


We’ve all seen the statistics that say that nearly half of all people who’ve quit a job said it was because of a bad manager. Yes, bad managers exist. But have half of all working people really encountered one? Or have (mostly) good managers just tried a one-size-fits-all management approach that can lead to disengagement, frustration, and turnover.

At Core Strengths, we think there’s more to the employee retention and engagement picture: relationships. For managers to succeed in retaining employees and keeping them engaged, they must become relationally intelligent. By understanding the unique motivations, values, and strengths of each team member, they can tailor their leadership approach to meet the needs of each individual and develop a more engaged and productive team.

In this paper, we’ll discuss how managers who are high in Relationship Intelligence can boost employee retention and engagement by:

  • Aligning expectations to the six Rs of manager effectiveness
  • Applying Relationship Intelligence to create individual leadership relationships with each team member
  • Using tools to help them adapt their communication style to each team member’s personality, in real-time

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