How do you inspire your team?
If you are an excellent leader, you are someone who strives to consistently inspire your team to be the best version of themselves. How do you go about doing that? Do you recite a cliché motivational quote and call it a day? Are you someone who speaks one way, but acts another? In the #CJJblog this week and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I give you some examples of how you can show your team that you appreciate them and are grateful for their relationship with you. Enjoy.
- Lead by example. Is your team clear about what you value? Do your actions match your words? Remember, you are always on stage and should act accordingly.
- Catch people. Doing the right thing. Find different ways to recognize them as well (announcements, social media, signs, etc.).
- Think bigger. Always try to find new ways to inspire your team. How can you impress them next?
- Share inspiration. Did you see someone doing something inspirational over the weekend? Do you send out a weekly newsletter? Never miss an opportunity to share an inspirational story with your team.
- MWA. Manage by walking around. The more visible you are to your team, the more they trust you. How visible are you?
- One-on-one meetings. How often do you have one-on-one meetings with your team members? More importantly, you should be the one initiating these meetings and have an agenda, showing your team member that you value their success.
- Communication. Do you have a system in place for communication? How do you solve problems within your team? Share these challenges and brainstorm resolutions.
- Growth. Encourage your people to grow their knowledge and skills. Maybe develop a company library or offer growth opportunities/trainings.
- Stand-up meetings. Do you have weekly stand-ups? Spend five minutes to engage your team, find out what they are working on, and how you can help.
- Offsite meeting. When was the last time you took your team to an outside venue to interact and connect with? This keeps things fresh and further develops the bond.
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson will be delivering his Virtual Leadership Presentation on December 7th to ShipBob, Inc. (a Rochester, NY-based company) employees and their Chief Revenue Officer, Paul Rosen.
Life Tip #53: Praise in public and criticize in private.