10. Schedule one-on-one time
Gallup revealed that employees whose managers hold regular meetings are almost three times as likely to be engaged as employees whose managers don’t. Hosting weekly one-on-one meetings strengthens relationships between the leader and their team members, builds team loyalty, and they take the guesswork out of leadership.
When you invest time to get to know your people well, unfiltered conversations provide great conversations for you to make informed, forward-thinking decisions as a leader to drive exceptional results.
11. Listening conveys trust
Influential leaders embrace responsibility for their whole team to succeed in their roles. While many assume being a boss means having all the answers, courageous leaders engage employees to share their ideas and solutions before jumping in. By discussing with each employee their Individual Development Plan, the staff develops ownership over their roles and results.
When leaders invest time and energy into discussing new goals and how to develop new skills, the leader marries company objectives with individual goals to ensure all benefits.
12. Leaders create leaders
The ultimate gift a leader can give is to create another first-time leader that replaces you. Paying this forward creates an opportunity for individual contributors to stand up and be seen. Leaders create more leaders, and providing the opportunity for another human being to embrace a level of fulfillment that comes from leadership is an incredible gift.
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Written by: Angela Kambouris This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 3 February 2020 https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/343572 Copyright 2020 by Entrepreneur Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Connect with her on LinkedIn Republished with permission.