Most of us know what Supervising Closely looks like. It’s doing things like:
Setting goals. Telling what needs to be done. Explaining how to do it. Setting timelines. Checking progress. Providing frequent feedback.
And most of us know what Delegating looks like:
You leave them alone . . . → Read More: The Space Between Supervising Closely and Delegating
How many times have you heard, “It’s better to give than receive?” It’s so ingrained in our culture, we don’t even question it.
If you are in a leadership role, chances are you believe this wholeheartedly. Which means you also probably believe you should
always be competent,
never make mistakes,
. . . → Read More: It’s Easier to Give Than to Receive, But Not Necessarily Better
In Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision, we provide this definition of vision:
“Vision is knowing who you are, where you’re going, and what will guide the journey.” – Ken Blanchard and Jesse Lyn Stoner
A much earlier definition I wrote is quoted by Zig Ziglar in Over the Top:
. . . → Read More: Characteristics of an Effective Vision: Create a DRIVING Vision
Team members make two common mistakes:
Mistake #1: Thinking it’s the team leader’s responsibility to pull the team together and waiting passively for that to happen.
Mistake #2: Accepting mediocrity because they assume there is nothing they can do.
Ultimately a team’s success depends on the team members, not the team leader. In fact, . . . → Read More: What Team Members Can (and should) Do to Help Their Team Become High Performing