Your Style is ... Delegating
Your delegating leadership style means you're happy to step back and let your employees lead the charge... within reason. You assign them tasks with faith they'll come back with something great.
You're unlikely to offer more support and guidance than necessary. You have enough responsibilities of your own without micromanaging your team's every move. Knowing this, you're careful to hire folks who deserve your trust and give them in-depth training.
Ensure your employees feel valuable by giving them the praise they deserve. On top of that, make a point of showing up at employee functions so everyone knows just how tuned in to your business you truly are.
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." – John Quincy Adams
3 Quick Tips for Transforming Your Work Environment
1) Listen to Your Team
Let your employees know their thoughts are valuable by setting aside time to hearing them out. If you have any especially quiet team members, try directly asking them for their opinions. Stay open to innovative ideas – just because something hasn’t worked in the past doesn’t mean it’s not a possibility in the present. And – whatever you do – don’t immediately reject whatever your workers have had the courage to share with you. Empowerment should be your endgame!
2) Reward Hard Work
This tip should almost go without saying. Your team is going to work harder and more efficiently with an incentive system in place – if you can’t afford bonuses, recognition will do the trick. Take a couple minutes out of your staff meeting to address their accomplishments. You could also try letting them leave work early or come in late. This’ll show everyone in your office that their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated
3) Have Some Fun
If your employees spend the majority of the work day at their desks, they might become a little lethargic. Try mixing up their routine with a few fun, no-planning-needed activities. Encourage them to decorate their cubicles with photographs. If you’re willing to do a little more work, try organizing a team retreat, and you can be sure to see the pay-off in their forthcoming projects.
Before We Go Any Further – Let Me Introduce Myself
Hi there, I’m Lee Stemm, founder and CEO of High Performance Coaching and Training. If you’re a start-up OR an established biz and wanting to bring onboard your dream team, I’m willing to bet you are interested in understanding a thing or two about how to have those important tough conversations – Gain Access to our catalogue of online courses... CLICK HERE
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Extra Resources to Create a Welcoming Work Environment? Read on, Friend...
1) Read this post from our resource library to communicate a powerful team vision. Hint: positive workplace relationships are impossible without clearly stated expectations...
2) Follow us on our Mindset Business Mastery Podcast! We have some amazing guests coming onboard to speak about topics for business growth, scale and leading teams
3) Book a free 15 minute chat with me. We’ll chat about the struggles you might be facing and you can see for yourself if we can simplify leading your team with confidence .