Leading the way towards a high performance culture
Suit: Supported by my manager
There’s no two ways about it: the best way to generate positive behaviours within your team is to role model them yourself. You have to talk the talk, and walk the walk if you want people to follow suit. Requesting honesty, collaboration and trust from your team members when you don’t showcase those qualities yourself will not float. Ask yourself what you stand for, and find examples of behaviours that reinforce those values. Act them out every single day, day in day out.
But displaying the right attributes is only step one. You will need to clearly articulate them as well. Make sure you fully explain your leadership brand to others so they fully get what you stand for, and be as consistent as possible in the way you apply your brand. Once the rules of engagement are set in stone, it’s much easier to take action should they not be followed.
You may of course need to be a little patient before you see results. Perhaps you’ve inherited a team with a culture that’s very different from yours, and will take longer to shift. Or you may recently have been promoted to a team leader’s position after being part of the team yourself. People around you may need to trust you and adjust to the new set of expectations. But if you’re not seeing the behaviours you expected to see quickly, make sure you register for our Manager’s Bootcamp for that little bit of extra help.
Career Coaching Cards: Explained
This is a new series of blog posts, that explain our Career Coaching cards in more depth.
Our deck of cards contain 52 questions that help guide better career conversations and connect more with the individuals you’re having these conversations with.
Each week we are releasing a question from our deck with a little more information about why we think this question is a good question and what you are looking to get out of it when you ask it.
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Help you and your team get better at career planning and development. In this whitepaper we have some of our favourite workshops and other practical activities that should get you much further ahead.