Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 04, 2013
Lea McLeod, M.A., a former fortune 15 executive and author of the Daily Muse “Employee Advocate” column, launches the Job Success Lab. McLeod created the Job Success Lab with a powerful mission: To help employers retain talented employees, and assist participants to develop the skills they need to find more satisfaction – and empowerment – in their work. For organizations and businesses of all sizes, it’s an affordable coaching option to help employees develop and managers succeed.
In her decades as a manager and coach, McLeod found that many employees – even experienced ones – lack competence in basic areas such as communication, managing difficult conversations, and productivity. Without these skills, they get frustrated, and either start looking for another job or “check out” and become disengaged. When they do, the turnover cost to employers is up to 150 percent of the employee’s annual salary to replace them. Gallup Polls estimates the expense of actively disengaged employees in the U.S. is between $450 billion to $550 billion in lost productivity per year.
Yet the price tag on individual employee training and coaching can be hefty, so organizations rarely provide the kind of development opportunities that would improve their employee retention. That’s why McLeod believes the Job Success Lab is a game-changer for employers. Studies show that 75 percent of employees say their biggest source of stress is their manager.
The Job Success Lab turns this number around by offering a deep dive into mastering communication, “bossonomics” (learning to work with all kinds of management styles), productivity and time management, difficult conversations, stress, job dissatisfaction, and more. Participants have access to a large library of online learning content, and receive individual support in a live monthly coaching call with McLeod.
“I was going to take the ostrich approach to my situation: stick my head in the sand, and wait until it (hopefully) got better. McLeod analyzed my situation and developed a sound methodology on how to approach it. I wouldn’t be where I am right now without her help. When my work situation challenged my self-confidence, McLeod helped me realize the value I bring as an employee, and that sort of self-empowerment went a very long way to improve my work life,” said Matthew Wolfe.
“Clients come to me, ready to quit their job in frustration," said Lea McLeod, Founder, Job Success. "But all they really need is a road map and skills to do the things that are blocking them. Once they master those skills, they have a new outlook and sense of purpose in their work.”
To learn more about the Job Success Lab, visit http://www.leamcleod.com/job-success-lab/. If you are with the media and would like an interview with Lea McLeod, please contact Linda Ferguson.
About Lea McLeod:
Lea McLeod, M.A, is a recognized expert on workplace matters for seasoned professionals and new graduates. McLeod founded The Job Success Lab, which helps organizations retain and develop employees – affordably. It is a suite of tools to help employees discover their power, so that they can overcome obstacles, and find new confidence – and competence – in their work. Degrees of Transition, targets new graduates and gives them the tools and competencies to secure their first job.
McLeod is an award-winning blogger, has been featured in Forbes, U.S. News and World Report and she is an Employee Advocate columnist for the Daily Muse.