Those who ask questions and listen to answers learn a lot, and leaders can build more productive relationships thereby. What questions do you ask that work well when you have a chance to talk to employees one-on-one in a more relaxed setting? We have some thoughts to get your own list started.
With the first quarter of 2017 done, what can you do to revive your leadership resolutions from January and get them to blossom? How can you use Spring energy to set up the rest of the year for success? Start with a few appointments with yourself for some introspection.
Monthly, quarterly and annual reviews are standard-issue performance assessments. Have you considered shaking up the routine with a "thirdly" review? Meet every fourth month instead of three. In other words, restructure how you interact to keep relationships fresh and people engaged. That could get you out of unproductive routines!