How often do you talk with your team members, one-on-one? Not counting the group meetings, are you scheduling and keeping regular conversations with each and every team member?
They need that level of attention. They require that level of attention. They have a much better chance of meeting your expectations when you give them that level of attention.
It's an effort. It takes discipline. But, what could be more important than clear and regular communication with your team members? I would say, just about nothing would be more important.
High performance leaders talk with each team member about what comes next.
High performance leaders talk with each team member about performance.
High performance leaders talk with each team member regularly, openly, honestly, and deeply. It's your best leadership tool. Talk with your team members.
-- doug smith