Now before you act as you have never micromanaged, stop right there. You have been guilty of it, and I have as well. To closely observe, control, or remind others what they should be doing or how they should be doing is an easy thing to do when you are ultimately responsible for their choices. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it correct.
Many individual skills in leadership are essential for you to develop. But much like the game of golf, some skills are more important than the others. If you are going to go from an average manager to a good leader, these are the ones you need to work on mastering first.
One day, years ago when I was working in the health and wellness industry, one of my intelligent and high performing colleagues appeared quite deflated.
After years of studying, practicing, applying, and writing about what the best leaders do, I am confident in a set of common tips that all leaders of teams should know. If followed, applied, and mastered, these 10 important tips will increase the probability of improving the performance of your team as a whole.
Most leaders regardless of tenure stray from keeping their purpose, mission and vision at the forefront of everything that they do. They focus on the lagging KPI’s not the leading KPI’s. This causes employees to be unsure of why they come to work, unfilled in the work that they do, and a culture focused solely on results instead of the process.