ABOUT THIS CONTENTAsk yourself these questions to determine if you are a good leader or not.
- Have I spelled out what’s expected in terms of results?
- Have I discussed these results with my subordinates?
- Have I told employees where they stand?
- Do employees understand how to do the work?
- Do I give employees adequate support?
- What have I done or not done to cultivate positive relationships?
- Do employees know why their jobs are important, how they fit into the overall company structure and the effects of poor performance?
- Do I keep employees informed on what is going on in the department and the company? (not just need-to-know items, but nice-to-know)
- Do employees have adequate freedom in which to work?
- Do I too often put employees in a defensive position regarding performance?
- What have I done to get employees mentally and emotionally involved in their jobs?
- Have I let employees participate in setting goals and deciding how to achieve them?
- Have good aspects of performance received adequate and periodic recognition?
- Have I shown adequate concern for the employees as individuals? For their personal goals?
- Am I willing to listen to employees and give them a chance to implement ideas and suggestions?
- Have I ever consciously assessed employees’ strengths and weaknesses with the idea of structuring work to capitalize on those strengths?
- Are employees adequately and reasonably challenged?