Entrepreneur John Rampton details how leaders potentially impede their staff. He likens leadership to collegiate coaching, which includes mentoring and leading by example. The nine problem areas he cites cover the work environment and resources, but also your actions, openness and willingness to connect with your staff. Rampton suggests that leaders can avoid problems by helping employees work through time management issues and learn to prioritize and by emphasizing the positive.
Consider whether you impede your team by causing any of nine problems.
Encouraging and spurring your employees has similarities to being the great UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. Observe leadership’s parallels with coaching and make use of them. Like coaching, leadership involves guiding less experienced employees to merge as a smoothly functioning team and teaching worthwhile lessons they will retain for life.
As a leader – like a coach – you must become aware of how your mistakes could limit your teams’ success. You may hinder your team’s productivity and effectivenes unless you deal with these nine problems:
1. Support your staff on time management issues.
Not helping your staff deal with time management issues can cause multiple problems. Staffers may be unsure how to define their priorities; help them by aligning those priorities with corporate goals.
Make sure meetings are necessary, deadlines are achievable and that employees can define their work hours based on their productivity.