Create a greater sense of ownership and engagement on your team by including your direct reports in the goal-setting process.
When you set a goal, are you committed and ready to achieve a winnable game? Or do you fizzle out? Learn to make commitments that impact your goals.
What is the best way to create goals? Here are three different brainstorming methods.
People who try to push many goals at once usually wind up doing a mediocre job on all of them. You can ignore the principle of focus, but it won’t ignore you.
We’re not advocating goals that are easy to reach. Set a goal that challenges the team to rise to their highest level of performance but not beyond it.
Learn why you should share your challenges with this helpful leadership tip.
Are you consistently assessing your relevance and advancing your skills and capabilities?
Change is the new normal. By the time you adjust to a change, another one is coming down the pipe. Learn how to effectively lead through change with this tip.
Do you dedicate your time to the activities that will yield the most impactful results on the organization and your team’s mission?
Do you spend as much time celebrating the achievement of goals as you do setting them?
Are you and your team delivering activities instead of results? Are the results the right ones?
Effective leaders create systems that make it easier to achieve results. When was the last time you did a “systems check”?
Are the efforts of your team members moving your goals forward? How can you make it easier for them to do so?
Does everyone know the team’s top two or three priorities (WIGs) and how they will align their efforts to achieve them?
Have you articulated an inspiring vision so your people choose to volunteer their best?
What’s preventing you from holding 1-on-1s with each of your team members?
How will you find the courage to keep your team focused on what is most important, including saying no to some of your own best ideas?
Do you see every interaction with team members as an opportunity to build confidence and develop potential?
When was the last time you gossiped or disparaged someone behind their back?
Do your wins come at the expense of others? Or do you allow others to win at your expense?