Take the Time to Evaluate Yourself and Your Employees

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on September 25, 2008

A leader’s job is usually to guide others toward a vision of a greater tomorrow. Yet when things are going poorly in the here and now, a good leader moves to manager mode, and tackles the practical head-on. It’s critical to take a no-holds-barred look at your people, one by one, starting with yourself: Are they in the right job or role for who they really are? Are they fired up, and if so, what was it that got them fired up? How do they learn most effectively? Answer these questions and you’ll know who is helping, hindering, or having no impact on the businesses’ goals. Based on what you discover, be a leader with the courage to change, make changes, and coach your people to work at the best of their abilities.

David Peck
President
Leadership Unleashed
Palm Springs, Calif.

Reader Comments

Audrey

October 7, 2008 11:40 AM

I agree that a leader needs courage. So often leaders hide behind the protocols of "Quality Assurance Reviews" (which just serve to make the rest of the work force uncomfortable abd feel underappreciated) when they know who is causing the problem and could just deal with them direct.

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