When many people think of growth and development surveys, they think of learning opportunities for their employees. These are tools to help your direct reports identify their strengths, flesh out their weaknesses, and take action to improve. All of the above is true; however, managers may also find these same surveys could help them become more effective leaders.
There’s a popular belief that people leave managers, not jobs. In translation, this means that even when an employee enjoys the work they do, they’re not likely to stay if they feel like their leadership is ineffective, stifling, or damaging.
In the modern workplace, growth and development surveys are a two-way street. Employees have an opportunity to rate their managers in a judgment-free environment. Together, everyone wins because everyone has equal opportunities to grow. We’ve taken the opportunity of this month's theme: Career Growth, to dig deeper into the idea of feedback for managers,...
You are a leader, and, therefore, you likely find yourself always wanting to take your growth to the next level! Developing traits of a leader will help you to advance in your career and every other aspect of life.
So how do you set and achieve personal development goals? Read on to find out!
Before you do anything, learn what aspects of yourself that you need to develop.
Have you taken any strengths assessments before? We recommend Gallup Cliftonstrengths. This assessment will give you a clear picture of your strengths and weaknesses so that you can either improve on your weaknesses or surround yourself with those on your team who are strong where you are weak.
Sure, you may have a grasp on some of your strengths, but a comprehensive breakdown is really beneficial to helping you see what obstacles may stand between you and your goals.
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When asked what is the greatest characteristic of a leader, many will say, “honesty.”
Leaders need to be honest with their employees and with themselves.
But honesty is only ONE way to be a better leader. There are also a lot of other necessary character traits to develop.
If you want to learn how to be a better leader, then check out these critically important traits that can help you become a better leader.
Being a leader requires commitment. They need to be committed to their work and their responsibilities.
When they are committed, it influences who they work with. It shows the employees how committed their leader is in making a change in the workplace and then the team wants to follow suit.
If you want to be a better leader, you should also be passionate about your job. That means you love your job and have a passion to be...
Are you a natural born leader?
Research shows that only 10% of people are natural-born leaders. That statistic doesn’t seem very encouraging to leaders who are in high positions and running companies but may not feel like they are a natural-born leader.
There is good news, however!
Leadership is a trait that can always be learned and developed.
Over time, leaders can build, grow, and refine their leadership skills because there is always more to learn! One way to grow your leadership skills is to set goals around your leadership development!
As you seek to expand your business, inspire your workforce, and build your brand, setting the right leadership goals will help you get there. In this article, we're sharing 5 of the top objectives to keep in mind as you develop into the leader you’ve always wanted to be.
Before anyone can lead a workforce, they must first be equipped to lead themselves. Effective leadership requires deep stores...