Want to be a better Leader? Here are four actions you can implement this year to help you get better results from your team – and get better results from your team.
GET ON THE SAME PAGE AS YOUR TEAM
Leaders can to assume that their teams know what success will look like, even if they haven’t taken the time to explicitly spell it out. That approach can lead to the team prioritizing the wrong things and putting energy into projects you don’t care much about while neglecting the things you do.
CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO ONE-ON-ONES
If your one-on-ones with team members typically consist of running through a list of project updates, then are you using your time effectively? Spend face-to-face time on topics that truly require conversation – like debriefing recent work, giving feedback, or digging into a particularly challenging project where your support may be required.
REVAMP HOW YOU GIVE FEEDBACK
Feedback is the key to your organisations success, whether it’s by not giving enough praise, not speaking up when you’d like someone to do something differently, or both. But giving regu
lar feedback is one of the most important tools you have as manager to shape the performance of your team, develop people’s skills, and get the results you want and builds trust.
ASK FOR MORE INPUT
If you’re not already in the habit of regularly seeking out input and advice from people on your team, make this the year you change that. Ask team members for input on decisions you’re grappling with, on what they’d change to make the business run more effectively, on what policies or practices are getting in their way, on the best way to move forward on a project… on pretty much everything.