Let It Go and Empower
As a manager or leader, some of the biggest mistakes you can make are not sharing your vision, holding on to control, not letting your team grow as professionals and simply not saying thank you enough.
In this article by Dave Ramsey, he has a list of 4 Ways to Empower Your Team. It’s a quick read with a solid message:
- Share Your Vision
- Stop Micromanaging
- Enhance Their Skills
- Brag on Them
Yes, that’s a short list, but each item has a significant impact. Employees do not feel connected when they don’t know where the company is planning to go, things to do not move forward quickly and time can be wasted when they are not able to make decisions on their own. Your team needs the ability to grow through training and mentoring, and they need to feel appreciated so that they know that you are aware of their efforts.
Start today, pick one task and give your team the ability to make a decision. It will make your employees feel valued and may increase morale in your workplace. So, just just let it go and see what happens. You may be surprised and find that your job just got less stressful!
Have you found yourself in this dilemma? You have just accepted a new job and have been there for 6 months and you are feeling, let’s say, unsure of your decision…..But you are concerned that if you leave, your resume will be perceived as a “job hopper”. What do you do? I think many of us at some time or another in our career have been faced with this decision. I came across this article that discusses the pros and cons of job hopping and thought it provided a good narrative for both sides of this dilemma. Enjoy and if you are in this situation, I hope it helps you work thru the situation.