Before we depart to another long weekend of celebration and over-indulgence, a couple of crackers to lighten your diet of rabbit-shaped chocolate novelties and provide a mixture of entertainment and food for thought. Relationships really do matter – not just to our workplace performance, our organisations talent retention strategies, and our likelihood of emotional well-being, but to our cardio-vascular health to. Go easy on the easter eggs, and share a happy Easter with those around you. 

Do Bosses Who Kill Talent Through Poor Leadership Practices Go to Hell? Just one of the starling survey results here informs us “In one of the most startling studies, 6,442 male British civil servants were asked to rate supervisory practices (perceived justice at work) and were followed for cardiovascular events. Those employees who perceived their supervisors treated them fairly had 30% lower CHD incidents after adjustment for other known coronary risk factors”. Bad bosses are – it seems entirely literally – capable of killing the human capital who endure their ‘leadership’: shocking read for anyone who was wondering if workplace bullying needed tackling more firmly

Don’t Go It Alone: to finish on a positive note, a Q&A with Rodd Wagner and Gale Muller, Ph.D., (authors of Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships in Work and in Life) at Gallup Management Journal’s blog, where they point out that “In the workplace, employees with just one collaborative relationship are 29% more likely to say they will stay with their company for the next year and 42% more likely to intend to remain with their current employer for their entire career, compared to those with no partnerships.”

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