As leaders, we have the responsibility, the privilege and the challenge of elevating those around us whom we influence. How do we optimize the value of our team players?
That journey begins by hiring the right people. What happens next is the defining factor. By implementing this simple strategy you'll experience a significant increase in productivity, efficiency, contribution and retention.
The most effective way to empower your team or employees is to allow them to flex their creativity and decision-making muscles. Too often we tell our team how, when and what to do. That's exactly what we shouldn't do. Instead, invite them to express their ideas and solutions. Set them free to risk and fail.
That freedom will inspire the genius you're looking for that will take your company to the next level. Leverage optimum impact by making this philosophy a part of your cultural and corporate identity.
Your team will feel more vested in any project if they created it. If they feel they just not only created it, but also own it, they will carry the additional responsibility and nurture the project like their own baby, filled with pride, love, understanding, joy, commitment, and fulfillment.
As a former Cirque du Soleil performer and team captain I witnessed and experienced the value of getting out of the way. It pays high dividends to empower team players by setting them free. Dare to hand over the keys.
Show how much you value and trust your team by completely getting out of their way. Empower them with autonomy and liberty (void of anarchy and chaos).
"It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do." - Steve Jobs
Nonetheless, make sure to provide your players with the appropriate environment, support, resources and tools to establish and instill confident. Let them know you are available if needed. Set them up for success.
AT ENGAGE WE BUILD HAPPIER MORE FORWARD-THINKING TEAMS AND TRANSFORM CULTURES. We'd love to engage your team and initiate a cultural paradigm shift that will result in increased profits and elevated Customer Experiences.
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