Added: Millie Lima - Date: 20.07.2021 07:30 - Views: 14171 - Clicks: 531
As you envision the future of your career, you probably see yourself rising to the top of your team. When I landed my first management roleI faced challenges I never expected, and I had to gain an entirely new set of skills in order to lead my team effectively. In short, I felt completely unprepared for the job title I had wanted for so long.
When I stepped into my first corporate leadership role, I was used to having a to-to list full of defined tasks that I could cross off as I completed them. From beginning to end, everything centers around clear, constant communication—with you as the facilitator.
And that brings more pressure than you might think. And sure, maybe you left the office at 2 PM because you had a business meeting across town.
But the point is, your team is always watching—so you have to be ready to set the best example you can. One of the hardest things I found about being a manager is learning how to effectively motivate my team.
At first, it seems like people should simply know what they need to do—and do it. And often, that actually does happen. Your job is now to motivate your team to go above and beyond, to complete their tasks with enthusiasm, and to help their co-workers achieve their goals. So, when a long-time problem client is threatening to leave the company again, how will you respond? You may also have to make some tough calls regarding your own team members. What happens when a ly successful employee is now continually underperforming?
How long do you provide coaching until you make the hard decision to let him or her go? So, you have to be prepared to appropriately respond on a personal level—and then figure out how to make it work within the scope of the rest of the team. For example, as a staff member, you might get recognized for your excellent service to a client, a job well done on a particular project, or your willingness to jump in and help a co-worker in a tough situation.
When your team hits a goal, you feel a swelling sense of pride that it was, in part, due to your leadership.
In fact, I find more joy in celebrating with my team. Tough questions? They sure are. Are You a Great Communicator?
Are You a Great Motivator? Can You Make the Tough Calls? Photo of manager and employee courtesy of Shutterstock.Ready to do as you ask!
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