Whether you’re a Team Leader or a CEO, it’s good to set time apart to self-reflect and plan ahead. Here are 4 tips on how to become a better manager.
Few leaders have accomplished great things without their teams. Chances are that you have already established a healthy rhythm to talk with your employees about how things are going.
Perhaps they have already given you open, direct and honest feedback about how you can be a better leader. If you need tips to improve, we listed 4 tips:
1. Put employee morale time on your agenda
Here’s a hands-on tip for how to become a better leader: Open up your calendar right now and block some team-time every week, for the full year.
Use this time to connect with your team.
This tip comes from a Manager who has really, really nailed nurse engagement at their hospital. Her best advice? Get to know your team members.
Every week for about 10-15 minutes they take #TeamTime. The goal is for you as a leader to get to know your team members. But an equally important goal is for your team to get to know each other well too!
On a designated day, which in their case is Thursday, they take time out and perform Team building exercises:
“For several weeks we did a Show and Tell, which was well-received. People would bring in their collections, or tell a story about themselves. One lady brought in her knitting of scarves, and hats. We also just do little team building exercises that everyone seems to enjoy.”
“One week we did an exercise that was low/high impact with up-beat music. We played MadLib Mission Statement game, as well as The Barter Puzzle, Truth/Lie. Here is the link to a few of the games they employed over the last 7 months.”
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