and effort they are putting in to their daily responsibilities. Leaders must ask themselves several important questions:
- Do we work as hard to find people doing things right as we do to find the faults in our team members?
- Do we have a positive culture overall, or one shrouded in negativity?
- Are we a talent magnet, or do we repel top talent?
- Am I doing enough to drive my team to feel appreciated, especially in challenging situations and projects?
Without sincere effort by senior leadership, true talent will sniff out the cynics and move to a team that truly encourages them to do their best. Don’t let your firm lose its top talent by noticing only the negative. Set a new tone for positive results.