It’s Spring in Portland, and the landscape is alive with a rainbow of vibrant colors! People are planning their gardens and investing time developing them so their projects can be a success.
The same can be said in the workplace. When starting out as managers, few people consider developing people as their primary role as a leader. This is the most important role as a manager. Plan well for this role!
Here are 11 questions to help you think about your role as a Developer of People.
- How does your own approach to projects influence how your people do work?
- What are your expectations?
- Are you clear when communicating what you want?
- When last have you asked your team members how they would tackle a job?
- Is it quicker for you to do something yourself than to delegate it?
- How do you expect your people to delegate?
- Do you have a cooperative/collaborative approach?
- Do your people know you appreciate their efforts?
- Who received praise and acknowledgement from you this week?
- When last did you ask them for feedback on your performance?
- Have you met your own standards for performance?
- Are your staff comfortable giving you honest feedback?
Use these questions to steer you toward actions you need to take to develop yourself as a leader and to become aware of what others expect of you.
Let me help you set the groundwork for a successful team and management career. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!