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I hired you, you're perfect … now stay! (The top ten list for retaining top talent)

Howard J. Morgan (Managing Director of Leadership Research Institute, Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA.)

Business Strategy Series

ISSN: 1751-5637

Article publication date: 25 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide practical leadership advice for motivating and retaining valued employees.

Design/methodology/approach

Provides a viewpoint based on the author's line management and executive coaching experience, which provides practical guidance to help identify, motivate and lead top employees to create a high performance culture.

Findings

Provides ten suggestions for effectively motivating and retaining talent based on anecdotal accounts. Recognizes current organizational pitfalls within corporations and offers key learning's from coaching engagements.

Research limitations/implications

Not intended as a comprehensive leadership/academic tome but as a practical employee retention guide for leaders.

Practical implications

A useful source, which provides leaders with suggestions for creating a corporate culture which motivates employees to be top performers who want to work for the company.

Originality/value

Provides a viewpoint based on the author's line management and executive coaching experience.

Keywords

Citation

Morgan, H.J. (2008), "I hired you, you're perfect … now stay! (The top ten list for retaining top talent)", Business Strategy Series, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 119-125. https://doi.org/10.1108/17515630810873348

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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