Your achievements are the sum of your habits. What you get done each day is built on the habitual way you approach your job and work relationships. So, holding onto bad habits, largely out of comfort, impedes your own career progress! How to swap those out for great habits? Read on.
December is a great time to try out new, more engaging leadership habits. People are more relaxed around the office, and open to deeper personal engagement outreach. Get started now on good habits you can use to raise productivity in 2018. We offer three areas on which to focus.
Why are lower-level managers largely left to fend for themselves in growing good leadership habits? If managers are not properly trained to deliver the engagement activities, or the feedback loop that builds trust, employee engagement suffers needlessly. Studies find that 98% of managers feel they and their cohorts need more training. How can you deliver this within your group on a tight budget? We have a few thoughts that may help.
As the year ends, you must assess your progress in improving leadership habits. How much progress have you made in replacing bad habits with good? Everyone makes some progress, and everyone backslides. How well you dig into causes and motivations (diagnosis!) could make the difference in continued progress. Click through for more!
Measure, track and review results with every employee each month, not just the laggards. Reviewing every employee’s progress toward mutually set goals is much more effective in building the high-engagement team culture you seek.
Successful bosses in any generation usually stumbled upon leadership mindsets that triggered deeper employee engagement, but such interpersonal approaches were not taught, nor encouraged. These approaches are now taught, and encouraged. Read more about this.
A recent article in the Harvard Business Review disparaged small talk as an effective leadership tool. We disagree. Used judiciously, small talk sets the table for more open, trusting, respectful business conversations between boss and subordinate. Click through for our explanation.
All managers who aspire to be great leaders put the needs of their hard-working people first, and keep the energy ad spirit of onboarding going, well past the first 90 days. How best to achieve unending onboarding? We have a few ideas for you. Click on through to find them.