How healthy is your leadership pipeline? Do you know who would replace you if you left tomorrow? The question of leadership development and continuity is an ever-present challenge for organizations in any industry.
Transforming team communication is a difficult task. Just look around your office and think about how many different thought processes, leadership approaches, and communication styles are represented. Most days, fostering seamless communication between so many different people while working hard to raise up good leaders feels more like herding cats than it does leading a team.
Can you imagine a world where people are unintentional with their lives? A world where you don’t aspire to grow or learn or dream? Can you imagine living in a place where your time is dictated by television schedules and your dreams inspired by ads showing a fake world of fantasy?
Yes, I actually can.
Have you ever heard someone, maybe even yourself, say this:
“If they’re not for us, they’re against us?”
These days everyone seems to be preaching about the importance of employee engagement…and they should be. An overwhelming amount of research details the crucial role engagement plays in improving workplace morale, productivity, healthy culture, bottom line, retention, and more. The list goes on and on.
Healthy team growth begins with knowledge, self-awareness, camaraderie, and shared values.
Once you begin to truly know your teammates – what drives their lifestyle and priorities, what affects them inside and outside the office, what they value – you will start to feel a natural interest in the things that help them grow as leaders and people.
When it comes to those you work with or lead it is important to know them well if you want to nurture strong team and individual growth. So how do you help your people grow?
A great question is better than a right answer to the wrong question.
Questions are powerful.
At GiANT we believe that vocabulary creates language, language shapes culture, and culture beats strategy under pressure, every time.
Do you really want to grow your organization? If so, do you know where to focus your energy, and are you doing it?
The GiANT IDEA