Leadership Tip

How to keep everyone happy and engaged

Every leader wants a team of dedicated employees. And yet, so many fail to do their part to make this happen. Here are two things you can do for your team to earn their commitment

  1. Put their needs before yours. Treat them justly and do what's right for them and the organisation, not just what works for you personally. Give them opportunities to excel, and provide support if they fail. Be willing to take personal risks for the right employee. This will generate loyalty for years to come.
     
  2. Give them autonomy. Freedom can exponentially increase an employee's excitement. Make sure their passions align with the organisational direction, and give them some high-level boundaries, resources, and introductions to make it happen. Then remove obstacles and help them handle challenges. Most importantly, always give them credit for their success.

The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme and adapted from Lessons From the Best Bosses I've Ever Had by Deborah Mills-Scofield. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.

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