Caution. This may challenge your perception: "You may not lose a profit. You must not let yourself be exploited as a manager. You always have to show strength at work." These are classic pleadings, advertising calls and beliefs of organizations or colleagues that influence our perception and our thinking. And do you know why?
Calls, e-mails, meetings, calendar management, impactful decisions, KPI digging, conflict resolution, planning, goal setting, delegation, giving feedback, employee and team development, succession management - leadership is a challenge even in quiet normal times and requires careful action. It is even more demanding in crisis and when working from home: family needs, childcare, household chores, personal balance, dealing with stress, satisfaction and well-being add up. The good news: That sandwich is managable!
Leading other people, teams, and colleagues without being the supervisor - this is the hardest way of leadership. How do you explain that cooperation is necessary? How do you achieve reliability? How much control is helpful before causing demotivation? How do you react if line management always wins or priorities of your partners simply have changed? Especially in times of crisis, this happens often. Here are the 5 essential tips for effective influence without pressure and power:
During this time of uncertainty and fear, our partner OrgVitality temporarily offers a tool for free to help organizations launch an internal survey for their staff. The survey addresses vital questions such as how employees are handling this time of heightened uncertainty, fear, and anxiety or if they have what they need to do their jobs, as working remotely becomes the norm. It also explores if the critical messages from leadership getting through. Essential questions in times of crisis and rapid change.
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