Are you bringing down your team's energy?

Are you bringing down your team's energy? from Goldfish Consulting

By: Goldfish Consulting  02-02-2016
Keywords: Positive attitude, management, leadership, respect, energy, time

Managers and executives can easily bring down the level of energy in an organisation. Usually leaders show high levels of energy and because of that, the way they behave, has a bigger impact on team members. Here are six specific skills that you as a leader need to develop to help manage your own behaviour: 1. Let ideas develop Criticism is the first and foremost destroyer of relationships. As a leader try not to criticise. Let ideas develop and look for ways to build on and improve them. 2. Emphasise the idea – not the person When disagreeing, make sure that the emphasis is on the idea and not the person. The end objective must be kept clearly in sight so the disagreement is not seen as an attack on the person. Never make it personal. 3. Be generous with compliments Be generous and honest with your compliments. This may mean becoming more aware of opportunities to offer genuine compliments. It is not hard to know when someone is being patronising, so insincere compliments should be avoided. Lead the way to find alternatives You should be seen as part of the solution and should lead the way in finding alternatives to resolving or approaching a problem. Avoid raising problems in public. 4. Have a ‘can do’ attitude Maintain an open ‘can do’ attitude at all times, even when you are challenging team members. Assume the idea can work and then look for ways to make it happen. 5. Shake hands Shake hands with people. People feel more connected after this even though it is a formal way of personal touch. It takes courage and hard work from a leader to confront issues and find solutions that can shift the team from “stuck” to moving forward and being energised again. You as the manager have to approach issues in an open and honest way to put an end to evasive negative behaviour, complaints and broken promises within your team. Managing a team takes skill, careful thought and a sincere interest and concern for others, but it also takes a lot of time and energy. To read more, go to: http://www.goldfish-consulting.co.za/blog/are-you-bringing-down-your-teams-energy

Keywords: Positive attitude, management, leadership, respect, energy, time

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