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5 ways to manage the growing demands of your team

There are a lot of expectations placed on leaders these days.

Not only are you expected to achieve your business goals, but you are also expected to manage the growing demands of your team.

The problem is that so many leaders are never taught how to build and motivate their teams.

So, today, I’ll share with you the 5 leadership skills critical to managing your team’s growing demands. 

They include: 

Being self-aware

Without self-awareness, you don’t have the ability to understand how your behavior impacts the people around you. For example, you might view yourself as “detail-oriented,” but your team might view you as a micromanager! The goal is to be aware of your strengths and weaknesses! Then, you can leverage your strengths and minimize your weaknesses so they don’t impact your effectiveness.

Having a growth mindset

A growth mindset is the belief that you can develop any skill with hard work. Your mindset is essentially your thoughts. Negative thoughts will increase your stress level and limit your ability to perform effectively as a leader. So, it’s really important to have a positive mindset, including a “growth” mindset. You need the belief that you can develop any skill with hard work. For example, if you make a mistake, stay in that positive, growth mindset zone. Instead of being hard on yourself, ask, “What can I learn from this mistake to improve next time?”

Coaching your people 

All levels of leadership require the skill of coaching. You can use coaching to develop your team. It allows you to be a sounding board for your people. It is also a great way to help your people brainstorm ideas and solve their problems. 

Managing change 

It is normal for people to resist change. Why? Well, the change that you are implementing will likely affect their job and how they work. Plus, humans are programmed not to change. We crave consistency. Don’t ever underestimate the impact that change has on people. Rather, learn to communicate your team changes effectively. Take the time to explain how the change will impact each person on your team individually. Then, give them the time and space to process the change so they can eventually embrace the new beginnings that each change brings.

Setting clear goals and priorities

Have you ever wondered how you could be more focused and productive each day? The key is for you to be clear on your goals and priorities. Each month, consider the three things you must accomplish to succeed. Then, ensure you focus most of your time on those critical goals. Keep yourself focused so you can maintain a high level of productivity. 

If you hope to manage your team more effectively, develop these five areas. It’s hard to focus on all five skills at once, so pick one and start there.

If you’d like to learn HOW to develop each of these 5 areas, take a minute to download this free workbook. In it, you’ll learn practical ways to apply these 5 strategies on the job immediately. 

Latest podcast

Profit with a Plan Podcast episode 194I recently had a terrific conversation with Maria Riner on her Profit with a Plan podcast. We talked about so many interesting leadership topics! 

Listen or watch our conversation, and you will learn:  

  • What it takes to be a lifelong learner
  • How to overcome the key leadership challenges by implementing the 3 pillars of leadership success 
  • Some key skills that you can implement to be a better leader
  • How you can motivate your team
  • How to delegate properly
  • My top technique for prioritization 
  • How you can be a good manager AND inspiring leader

Enjoy episode 194, The Leadership Pipeline.

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Vanessa Judelman

Vanessa Judelman is an author, coach, and sought-after leadership expert. Over the past 20 years, she has created a proven formula to develop results-oriented leaders who feel empowered and confident in their job. Vanessa is the author of Mastering Leadership: What It Takes to Lead in Today’s Fast-Paced World. Order your copy here.

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