Tuesday, May 1, 2018

No Fire-hosing...Less is More

The other day a client of mine asked me for some leadership tips that he could immediately put into to place for the upcoming month.
He added, "Only give me three, if you give me too many, I won't do any"

Here they are:

*** Spend more time exploring options and less time talking about problems.
 Example: "I hear what went wrong. What might we do about it?"
After the first suggestion say, "What else?" two or three more times.

*** Don't rely on email when things get heated.
Solution: Pick up the phone when things get hot. Better yet, meet face to face.

*** Allow people to talk theory in meetings, but end with actions.
Solution: Ask, "Who does what by when?" --- repeat.

 After implementation, be open to feedback from your team.