A few simple techniques can be the difference between being a decent manager and an inspiring leader. Gathering feedback, understanding your team, and building trust are keys to unlocking great performance.
Today’s post is by Rae Steinbach.
There’s a vast improvement in results when you’re an inspirational leader. A few simple tweaks to your management style and a slight change in perspective can take you from humdrum manager to inspiring leader in no time.
Whether you’re leading a team of 10, 100, or more, being able to inspire and motivate them rather than simply administer and control will have a huge impact on your bottom line, retention figures, and achieving your company’s mission and vision.
Focusing on soliciting employee feedback and creating a healthy company culture will assist you in developing a team of empowered individuals who are willing, and able, to go the extra mile for the company mission and drive your business to the top of its game. Here are the three top tips for improving your management style and becoming the inspiring leader your team will follow anywhere.
Ask for Feedback
Sure, part of your job as a leader is telling your team what needs to be done. The flip side to that, though, is asking them for feedback on all aspects of their work – including how you are perceived.
Although this can be a little intimidating (for you and them), the responses provided will help you improve in terms of leadership style and skills. Ask the right feedback questions in an open and transparent way that will encourage honest answers from your team. Be clear about what you want and let your team know there are no ‘wrong’ answers or repercussions for sharing something you may not have expected.