I’ve seen managers and executives who seem to be obsessed with looking for what their people are doing wrong or mistakes they’ve made. And I’ve seen some play one-ups-manship and “gotcha” games.
But you are on the same team, right? They’re an extension of you, correct?
So help them be successful by encouraging, supporting, guiding, challenging, and stimulating them to be better performers. Develop their skills and abilities and make them more valuable to you and your organization. Build trusting relationships with common goals and candid talk. Give credit for accomplishments and treat people with dignity.
Why on Earth would you do it differently?
Bob Legge provides organizations with the ability to exceed their most ambitious goals. I work with leaders of Fortune 500 companies, mid-size companies, nonprofits, education, and government. Together, we drive strategy, lead successful change, develop high performance cultures, improve individual and organizational performance, and produce faster, sustainable growth and value. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org