As leaders, we spend so much energy working on critical thinking, conflict resolution, problem solving and ultimately value creation but imagine if we use that energy to focus our team. These are just a few examples of areas I’ve tried to focus on [leveraged from someone else...no shame here] so feel free to try yourself.
Paid Well: relative to peer performance, are your team member’s compensation packages competitive?
Promoted: have they been promoted within the last 2-5 years?
Mentored: does everyone have a coach or mentor assigned specifically to them?
Challenged: are they working on projects that stretch their capacity?
Involved: are you intentionally ensuring that everyone contributes?
Appreciated: when’s the last time you individually recognized your team members?
Valued: what are you doing to make your team feel comfortable. Do they feel like they are needed?
Mission: are you spending time on developing their growth and supporting their aspirations?
Empowered: how generous are you with your autonomy?
Trusted: when was the last time you asked for or provided transparency?
Imagine what would happen if everyone in your team scored a 5 out of 5 in most of these categories....the results would be MAGICAL!!