Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Say you are a touchy-feely leader

You consider yourself open-mind, collaborative. You have a great team. But when you hold a meeting, everyone just sits there. You are not getting  info on trouble spots. You are not getting brainstorms or new ideas.

Mary Jo Asmus writes about this in Government Executive magazine, June 19, 2015.

It is up to you as the leader to get this going.

Have you let them know what info you need?

Do you shoot the messenger? Take a deep breath before talking about a trouble area or missed deadline.

Do you really listen?Don't always add your take a second into what they are saying.

Thank them for informing you!

As them how they would get more input.

If they need information, give it. If they need training, provide it.

Try a few changes, see how it goes.

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