Leadership, like sales, can sometimes feel like sitting for a very long test. Only this time, it's not about a grade- it's only your career, professional profile, and livelihood at stake. Never fear! This quick read provides you seven simple approaches to drive more productive and effective interactions with your team to make you look (and feel) like a pro!
Asking employees to share their thoughts may not be enough--leaders should also do their best to empower their teams to make decisions in their place, says Kelsey Raymond, co-founder and president of Influence & Co. "Instead of feeling like you always have to have the right answer, ask your team members how they would handle a situation if you were not there, and when they have a great idea, encourage them to take action next time because their gut instincts are great," Raymond advises.