As the year is winding down, I think it is an important time to reflect on what has transpired and to project what changes should be considered moving forward. In thinking about employee engagement, two things come to mind: delegation and regular check-ins. Are you utilizing these tools? Some leaders struggle with delegation as they think their team is already busy and they don’t want to impose. However, great employees will rise to the occasion and absorb the work like champions.
So, we are halfway through the year! Are you excited about how your company is performing? Are you on track to hit your goals? Are you showing up as a great leader? In my opinion, two of the most underutilized tools to leverage as a leader are delegation and self-reflection. In this month’s newsletter, you will find an article that discuss delegating and how to be certain that what you’re asking for is what is being heard. I’ve also included an article on incompetent leaders; something none of us wants to be! Having a leadership team that isn’t strong will greatly impact everything in a company, especially the culture and likely the sustainability of the business.
As a result of post pandemic impacts, it seems like every industry is struggling with staffing issues of some sort. When many schools return to in person teaching this fall, there will be plenty of Moms ready to return to the workforce. Are you doing all you can to attract them to your company? Please read the below article to gain some insight as to what these 800,000 workers may be looking for.
As we approach Thanksgiving in a very challenging year, my hope is that you will find a few things for which to be grateful. Personally, I am thankful for each of you (clients, friends, business connections). Each of you has had some impact on me and helped shape me into the person I am today. Thank you.
If you are working in the capacity of supervising others, please remember that you are helping to shape them. You need to continue to help them grow. One of the best ways to do this is through delegation. They will learn new tasks, gain more confidence and become a greater asset to your organization. I hope you all enjoy this month’s article on the topic.