Managers of Choice

Posted by Tom Locke on August 21st, 2013 filed in Business, Life

Organizations  that are able to minimize employee  turnover and create a productive environment are usually sensitive to the fact that people do not leave organizations … people leave people.

People don’t care how  much you know until they know how much you care.   This caring is an attribute of ‘Managers of Choice’.

Genuine  caring comes from good listening and often leads to likeability which many believe has  value in the company or corporate culture.

By appealing to emotion and caring,  ‘Managers of Choice’  create buy-in which leads to trust and ultimately,  engagement and productivity.

‘Managers of Choice’ are  the cornerstones of ‘Employers of Choice’.

2 Responses to “Managers of Choice”

  1. Allan Says:

    HI Tom!

    Thank you for this. I am a bargaining unit employee and the management team in my department is currently undergoing change. New managers,undermanned, and causing significant team member movement.

    This article is helpful. “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Beautifully stated for every employee of a company/owner, every doctor/patient, every teacher/student.


    Tellow Arodeo

  2. Tom Locke Says:


    Thanks for sharing your current challenge. Here are a couple of other links from my blog on innovation and the power of trust that may be of value to you – and



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