As a business owner, it’s our goal every day to lead an effective team. While our team can’t read our minds, we often subconsciously EXPECT them too.
Yes, it’s important for our team to strive for excellence, but micromanaging is not the answer. Micromanaging is unsustainable, and building a team around YOU will eventually lead to burnout.
In this episode, we’ll dive into the real problem behind your team’s underperformance and what to do if you feel like your team just isn’t stepping up with their best effort.
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The Problem Isn’t Them, It’s You
As difficult as it is to hear, the problem is not them, it’s you – and the expectations you set for your team members.
I’ve seen it too often – business owners hire to patch up problems, but they end up building their team completely around themselves.
Here’s what you’ll find when you do that – your team will crumble without you.
When we establish ourselves as the center cog in the wheel of our team, all eyes are on US. All communication, resources and expectations rely on you. Without you, no one knows what to do or how to do it.
So, you begin the cycle of MICROMANAGEMENT just to get things done.
Micromanaging does not beget an efficient team
Micromanaging your team leads to them constantly relying on you to give them detailed step by step instructions.
This leads to team members reaching for the bar you have already set up for them and having no self responsibility. You are their crutch (it’s not personal, or even intentional!)
As an entrepreneur, your leadership is strong and powerful – but it can cause you to steamroll your team at times. Instead, use your leadership to challenge them and make them believe in themselves as much as they believe in you.
What else do we discuss about leading an effective team?
In this episode we talk about how to manage yourself out of micromanaging and how to begin empowering your team to make decisions and raise their own standard of excellence.
- The importance of delegating outcomes and effects, not tasks
- Ensuring your team internalizes your vision, mission and goals
- Slowing down your pace to make sure everyone is on the same page
- Hosting 1:1 and team meetings to coach your team members individually and collectively
- And, calling up and out your team members’ strengths!
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