When people ask me how they can make others see them as a leader, I think of the classic children’s story The Emperor’s New Clothes. That is the one where the vain emperor is duped into believing his clothing has been woven from the finest (invisible!) fabrics and threads.
Is the feedback you’re giving to employees making any difference? I’m not talking about praise feedback.
Overcommunicating is impossible inside a company, says Lee Caraher, author of The Boomerang Principle–Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees and Millennials & Management.
Your new manager training likely focused on how to use the CRM, the best way to process PTO requests and understanding expense reimbursement guidelines. But did you actually learn how to manager your reps?
The first step in leading the organization to success is to communicate your vision to your employees. You’ll need to communicate clearly, and avoid “blurry vision bias,” if you want to make the biggest impact.
In some organizations, leaders focus so intently on the employee experience that they overlook another important element of company culture: the manager experience.
With the right mindset, you can develop your people-focused and connecting skills to improve your organizational culture. Michelle Tillis Lederman, an expert at creating the kind of connector culture that spells success for everyone on your team, told us how the process works in a recent Manage Smarter podcast.
Are you worried that your top sales rep is seeking greener pastures? Earlier this year, a report from TinyPulse revealed that over 40% of employees would leave their current positions for a pay boost of 10%.
“Fix it and forget it” might be a motto you can apply to some tasks in your personal life. Don’t make the mistake of using this philosophy to run your business.
Everyone is motivated. The big question is what are they motivated to do and why?
As a manager, you’re expected to have all of the answers. And, you should never have a bad day. Those are tall orders.