The Employee-Centric Manager

8 Keys to People Management Effectiveness: A decade of research reveals five behaviors, one skill and two values to accelerate your success

Learn what 80,000 employees in 27 countries most want from their manager


Few variables have greater influence over employee productivity and retention than the relationship between employees and their immediate supervisor. However, until now, what employees most want from their managers has not been the subject of rigorous scientific analysis. The Employee-Centric Manager, by world-renowned organizational psychologist, author, and consultant Dr. Jack Wiley, presents the results and actionable takeaways from a decade-long investigation. Based on a survey of 80,000 employees representing 27 countries, all major job titles and three generations across all major industries, The Employee-Centric Manager reveals the five behaviors, two values and one skill that any manager at any level within an organization can adopt to improve managerial effectiveness and ultimately create great career experiences.

A groundbreaking analysis with enormous practical implications, The Employee-Centric Manager is a handbook that offers easy-to-follow guidance that managers can put into action immediately to improve employee engagement, retention, and productivity. Unlike the anecdotal advice offered in most management self-help books, the eight attributes identified have been validated to represent 67% of managerial effectiveness scores. Written in a concise and compelling style, filled with practical tips and examples, The Employee-Centric Manager is a must-read for anyone responsible for managing people in any industry worldwide.