We talk a lot about leadership here. Because that’s the most important element in growing a strong team. You can’t manage people. You lead people and manage things. So how can you be a better leader?
Two things jump to mind. First is model the behavior you want your team to do. Sounds simple enough. But are you really doing it?
Or have you sponsored a few people and are now trying to manage them to success?
And secondly, after you model the behavior, are you a good teacher and showing people how to duplicate the process? I believe there are only two things you can say to your team to really help them and be in integrity.
Don’t experiment on them. Don’t ask them to test out new theories. Your role is to go first, discover the best practices and send them down the group. So the two things you can say are:
1) This is what I did; do this.
2) This is what I’m doing; do this.
So how you doing on that?