Do You Share The Glory?
Managers are use to being in charge, directing meetings, telling employees what needs to be done, that it may be difficult to let go of the reigns and share the stage with one of your employees. I find this post sums up nicely when you should let go.
“Bosses: When You Should — and Shouldn’t — Speak” by Jeff Haden on Inc.com.
If you’re the kind of boss who automatically takes the lead–whatever the issue at hand–you need to read this.
It’s hard for most people to share the glory, yet the more you allow your employees to grow and shine, the more productive your team will be. I’ve seen managers take the glory on the hard work of their team members and their staff starts to reduce their productivity. During meetings, recognition and any other opportunity have your team members talk and present. You are building their confidence muscles as well as providing recognition to others in the team of their work.
Managing employees is not about you…and that can be hard to take. It’s about your team members, how they are doing and how you can support and guide them to further growth. This will be the foundation for your department or company success.
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