As a leader, you have several responsibilities, but none as important as motivating your staff. With inspiration comes happy, productive and efficient team players who are working toward a unified goal: your company’s success.
Take a minute to consider how involved, committed and satisfied your employees are with the work they are doing. By now most of us understand that “people don’t quit their job, they quit their supervisor”. The key to improving engagement and retention lies in your ability to connect with your employees. Leaders can significantly influence an employee’s pride in their work and their emotional attachment to the business unit and organization.
Lead your team to becoming high performers by understanding the qualities of high performing teams, why teams fail and what you can do to develop your team.
New managers and team leads often revert to carrot and stick thinking when looking for ways to improve performance. Turns out that this old school approach of offering a combination of rewards and punishments to improve performance isn't all that effective.
New managers often struggle to keep pace with the demands of their role. With just 6 months into her new role as a Communications Manager, Megan is becoming increasingly frustrated in her attempt to meet the demands of her new position. Like many new managers, Megan is trying to juggle the people and administrative demands and finds herself "stuck" doing some of the work she used to do in her previous role.
Organizations will promote and hire new leaders at an unprecedented rate over the next couple of years. Many of these new leaders will fail because they won't focus on the right priorities during their first few months in their new position.