When was the last time you did a self-evaluation on your leadership style?
As leaders, we need to constantly evaluate ourselves. Why? Because we have a direct impact on our employees and their work experience. From motivating our team, to maximising productivity, to having them feel comfortable coming to you with issues, you are leading the pack!
Consider how you’re delegating tasks and communicating with your team. Are you clearly outlining your expectations or could you provide more to context to make sure they’re successful?
Are you being respectful or throwing five projects on them at once with unreasonably hard deadlines?
What about this one – and this is a tough one to admit – do you always have to be the smartest one in the room or can you acknowledge you can learn from each other? Newsflash – If you think you’re the smartest one on your team, you’re doing yourself a disservice by thinking you can’t learn from your team.
Set aside some time for self-reflection regularly. Make sure you’re continuously putting your best efforts towards being a great manager, and don’t let your ego ruin that for you or your team.
Written by Sahar Habib