Wouldn’t it be great if everyone in your team spoke up when he or she sees things that could improve productivity, reduce costs, or improve customer experience? That is the outcome of shared leadership – when everyone on the team takes responsibility for speaking up and performing acts of leadership.
How does your organisation rate in this important area? In my experience, most companies are poor at this, instead implementing a system with leaders and followers.
You cannot complete an act of leadership without the support of others. No support, no leadership! It’s that simple.
The only power you have as a leader is that granted to you by those who support you. It is the supporters who have the power and make things happen, or not, as the case may be.
When everyone on your team is passionate and looking for opportunities to contribute acts of leadership, the power that will be unleashed will achieve results way beyond what you could ever achieve any other way.
Why do most managers fail to create high performing teams? Because they are not willing to do what has to be done.
If employee’s needs are not met through appreciation, autonomy, trust and growth opportunity they switch off and eventually look for somewhere else to work.
With many businesses starting to see an upturn in the market, ensuring your employees are passionate, focused, respected and valued is key to keeping and attracting talent.
This is the perfect time to ensure managers are trained to recognise how important employee contribution is to maximise corporate performance.
Train your managers to be leaders who inspire not dictate.