What do you do when you have an issue you need to handle with a team member? When do you handle it? How do you handle it? If you don't handle this correctly, well...even if you do the right thing the wrong way, you will blow up everyone and everything. Here are three suggestions for handling an isuue with a team member:
It’s going to happen. Not everyone who starts with you is going to finish with you. If we lead long enough, we are going to have a key team member approach us to let us know they are probably going to leave. My temptation earlier on my leadership was to try to talk them into staying. This will be your temptation, as well. Don’t give into the temptation! Here are: Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Talk Them Out of Leaving:
Does what your team agrees on in meetings actually get done? Do people do what they say they are going to do in your organization? Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? If someone is missing or out sick or on vacation, does everything go south quickly? Are you frustrated with one or more members of your team? Most people tensions are actually systems tensions in disguise! Most of us need better systems. Period. Don’t throw your hand up. Don’t throw n the towel. Just get better at your systems!
Want to be an elite leader? In my experience of coaching leaders for over fifteen years, I have observed three foundational traits that set elite leaders apart from all others. In our coaching at CourageToLead.com, we work with leaders to become what we call: F.A.B.ulous leaders: Focused, Action-Oriented, and Bold. Let me explain:
Every great leader I know has two primary characteristics: They are disciplined, and they have clear goals. Goals are like a magnet— they pull us onward and upward. The stronger they are, the more purposeful they are, the more focused they are, the stronger they pull. Everyone sets goals, but few follow through on them. So how can we set goals that actually stick?
When you’re tempted to quit, the first question you need to answer is “Why?” Why do I want to quit? What situations tend to put you in the most vulnerable position to be tempted to quit? When are you most often tempted to quit? After coaching hundreds of leaders, I have identified three main causes for our heightened temptation to quit: