You are the champion of that vision you’ve given to people; keep it that way! 😉 Welcome back friends and readers from the US, Canada, Spain, Lebanon, Vietnam, the UK, India, St.Kitts & Nevis, and Pakistan 😉
“To be, just follow me”, this was once said by someone who was considered a leader. It’s up to you, managers, how to interpret it, and it’s up to your employees to accept it or not.
In addition to what we’ve mentioned before, Dr. Gia mentioned more methods of inspiring and empowering your employees such as:
. Positive Critic Remarks: Although you might be thinking that if you criticized your employees that would make things worse, it is not really the case. Sometimes they need to hear some constructive criticism that would help them to understand what could make them better performers at work. Ignoring a bad incident would get it worse, it will not go away by itself. Feedback for good or bad is critical and it will increase your employees trust; especially when you are fair.
. No Favoritism: the practice of giving unfair preferential treatment to one person or group at the expense of another is a real killer for your business. Reward the hard-worker, and abolish favoritism if it was used before you came into that position as a manager.
. Play: Work work work with no occasional gathering or others will give the workplace a monotonous quality and no one like to feel bored. Find out the best way to bring your employees to your next action project. Prepare them for further achievements bearing in mind that what motivates one employee does not necessarily motivate another.
. Deliver: If you promised an employee a plan for growth, it is preferable to deliver what you promised. If you are building a trust between you and any employee, you should stick to your word. Probably that employee had a plan and you led her/him to act in a certain way, so you should follow up and provide your insights. How else would you communicate what you have in mind for that employee? Unless your mind can be read, there’s no other way!
. Categorize: There are employees who are more manageable than others. There are employees who tend to turn others against each other and watch from a distance all the tension they created. Therefore, it is good to kind of categorize your employees, coz difficult ones need a certain way of handling, or else your business would be turned into a circus 😀
It’s a lot of info, but here’s a joke that Jack said would make you laugh a bit:
Sam walks into his boss’s office and says “Sir, I’ll be straight with you, I know the economy isn’t great, but I have over three companies after me, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise.”
. After a few minutes of haggling the boss finally agrees to a 5% raise, and Sam happily gets up to leave. “By the way,” asks the boss, “Which three companies are after you?”
. “The electric company, water company, and phone company!”