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Quick Thought: Labor Shortage + Leadership

Quick Thought: Labor Shortage + Leadership

For almost 30 years, I’ve been talking to clients about the coming labor shortage. Time and again, I’ve worked to encourage and motivate leaders with the truth that how we manage and engage people is critical to survival.

Even if you didn’t believe that 10 years ago, it was true then. But now, it’s true in a way that’s much harder to argue with or ignore. True in a way that’s sitting at your doorstep.

Actually, I hope it’s at your doorstep rather than running from your doorstep in droves. Because here’s what was announced yesterday:

The government has released statistics showing that in the United States,

Welcome to the beginning of a new era. An era where how you manage your people is not only more important than so-called “strategy” decisions (psst, it always has been – and it should be a major part of those strategy decisions), but it’s also

  • More pressing for you
  • Of more immediate concern to your organization as a whole
  • Easier – perhaps easier than ever – to make a business case for

So what next? How about a little reading list to help exercise your thinking muscle on this topic? I’ll kick you off with 10 recommendations on where to begin:

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