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.
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