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Leadership involves creating a compelling vision of the future, communicating that vision, and helping people understand and commit to it.
Managers, on the other ...
There's only so much that you can achieve working on your own, that's why it's important to delegate effectively. To successfully delegate:
Whatever approach you prefer to adopt, you also need to bear in mind that different people have different needs when it comes to motivation.
One size does not fit all.
Teams are made up of individuals who have different outlooks and abilities, and are at different stages of their careers. Some may be challenged by the tasks you assign and need help while o...
Meetings of all kinds, and regular ones in particular, are notorious for wasting people's time, so it's well worth mastering the skill of running effective meetings.
Being in charge, i...
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Communication is essential and comes first when setting expectations with your team.
Have a plan in place from the start to ensure your team understands what you are expecting from them.
For example, should they report every task they complete? Is there a set amount of time in which they should be able to reply to emails?
Your team will work as a unit if every member is aware of their own responsibilities and the importance of their work in the organization.
This can be accomplished by creating a document that describes their role in the company in detail.
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One of the top reasons for unhappiness in the workplace is communication issues with one’s manager/supervisor.
Managers tend to make incorrect assumptions that employees have al...
It’s crucial for your team to know exactly what is expected of them.
The unwritten rules about the level of quality expected in the work, and the depth of knowledge that needs to be displayed, are what defines a successful work project.
What are the boundaries of an employee’s responsibilities? What are and what aren’t the roles of the job?
What’s the preferred way of communicating, both formally and informally? What should be the frequency of communication? What are the protocols for communication at different levels – while reporting to the manager or even upper management?
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Without the ability to delegate effectively, it is impossible for you to advance in management to higher positions of responsibility.
Learning how to delegate is not only about maximiz...
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