I was working with a leader whose team was struggling. They were frustrated, felt like their leader did not care, and were dealing with the same problems over and over.
I suggested that the next time a team member addressed one of these issues he ask a simple question: “How can I help?”
He immediately responded, “No way! I’m already crazy busy, there’s no way I can do their work for them.”
His answer revealed a common misconception about what it means for leaders to help their team.
A Better Way
I regularly share my belief that effective leaders serve their teams, but how you help them makes a huge difference.
You team does need you and there are three significant ways you can truly help your team: [Read more…]