In this video I share a quick tip on how to wrap up a performance conversation with a member of your team. Essentially it’s a matter of having your team member summarise the outcome and next actions of the meeting in writing and then sharing that with you. Watch the video for more details.
As an executive coach I am in the fortunate position of knowing what most people find challenging in their role and the people they manage. I have put together a list of reasons that most people become dissatisfied with their jobs.
It is estimated that 60% of all management problems are the result of faulty communication. How well do you communicate with your people? How will they know what you want them to do unless you communicate it clearly and constructively?
Learn what lights you up and do more of that with what you have, in the time you have, and with the resources you have in this moment. It stands out because so few of us act on our inspiration.
• Listen – Learn to listen to others, really listen, with an open mind and an open heart. You will learn more about a person, situation or event, faster.
• Be accepting – Accept other peoples’ values and don’t measure them by your own.
• Don’t judge – Judgment and comparison kill team spirit and creativity. – How often do you go into a meeting expecting it to be a waste of time, and it is? Change your perception for a start, then act on that. Be different in those meetings.
• Learn to acknowledge – Acknowledgment is vital. Be proactive in this space. Who have you genuinely acknowledged this day?
What is another essential quality that makes a great manager?
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especially when we are working on several projects with different priorities and people.
We forget to stay present and not worry about the future. We forget to give ourselves time to just reflect. We forget to tell our children the qualities in them we admire. We forget how awesome feeling fit, strong and healthy is.
Human beings have a default pattern of forgetfulness. That is why remembering is so enticing to us. We forget that we are creators of our own reality.
It’s one of the hardest things to share and the one of the hardest things to hear, but the one thing everyone, no matter what, really wants to know.
Depending on our level of emotional and social awareness we will create the appropriate time, space and words to communicate our intention and expectations. Note that I didn’t say find the time. As a manager you have to take charge in this space. It takes courage to tell the truth and act on it.
If you could tell one person the truth that would make the biggest impact, who would it be and what would you say?