You’re beginning your day, haven’t had your coffee, the phone is ringing and you have a meeting in 7 minutes. In today’s pressing times, less of it is spent with your people. This time has largely been replaced by emails, which require the time to read and sometimes decode. As if the drain on your time wasn’t enough, there are unlimited meetings. Some cultures requiring a “meeting before the meeting;” and sometimes one after. There is one way to maximize the individual efforts of your teams and ensure you are giving them what they need as a leader. Ask. Here’s a tactic I engaged long ago that works. To ensure you’re maximizing the capabilities of your people through your efforts, and they get what they need from you as a leader, ask these three direct questions quarterly. And to the extent possible, DO IT!
- What do you need me to start doing?
- What do you need me to stop doing?
- What do you need me to never stop doing?
Leadership Is Personal