A Note From Rene’
I hope this finds everyone embracing some brisk fall weather. Personally, I’m in denial and think it is still boating season!
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. They want to help; they want the additional responsibilities, and they want to support the company however they can. Regular check-ins allow you to stay in touch with your team and for them to feel connected to you. I’m not sure if there is a more powerful tool in a leader’s toolbox!
Let me know what you think of the following articles and how they address these topics. I would love to hear from you.
Stop Feeling Guilty About Delegating
Most leaders understand the payoff of delegating: You free yourself to focus on higher-priority work while offering your team opportunities for growth and development. While this is an excellent idea in theory, many good leaders struggle to put it into practice.
There are many reasons leaders don’t delegate. Some believe they’re the only ones who can do the job properly, or that it will take longer to explain than simply doing it themselves. Others don’t want to give up their role of go-to expert or fear being upstaged by their team. Read More…
Why Your Team Members Need Daily Check-Ins
As businesses navigate the new world of hybrid work, managers have a more critical role to play than ever. Employees expect their bosses to set clear goals and expectations, provide insights on performance, support their mental health needs, and more. All this, with little to no in-person time, and without monitoring their every keystroke. It’s a daunting set of challenges for the next generation of managers. Read More…