Our reader poll today asks: Where do you spend the majority of your time and energy on people leadership?
- I spend it mostly with my high performers 36.67%
- I spend it mostly with my average performers 35.83%
- I spend it mostly with my low performers 27.50%
The Best Use of Your Time. A large portion of you report spending most of your time and energy on your high performers. The question is, what is your return on that time investment? Do they really need you spending that much time with them or are you spending it there because it’s fun and easy? Why aren’t you spending more time with your low performers helping them improve? There may be bigger gains there in terms of the time investment to performance improvement ratio. Ask yourself if your high performers really need that much of your time. They might feel like you’re wasting their time or that you’re micromanaging them. Take a step back. Give them space to grow. Reinvest that time in average performers to boost them to the next level or your low performers getting them up to the standard. Your time is a finite resource – get the highest return out of it that you can!
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 240,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.