Leading with humility
1. Separate yourself from the vision
We all have passionate views about our workplaces. Often, this passion is why we are in positions of leadership, to begin with! However, you must remember that your company’s vision is the idea that all employees are working toward, from the founder to the trainees. Even in a position of responsibility, take care not to imagine yourself as any closer or truer to your company’s vision than your team. Instead, instil in your team the idea that you are all in this together. Achieving goals will be much more meaningful to your team when you can celebrate as an unstoppable force. Rather than a glorious leader standing on their shoulders.
2. Delegate to make your team the stars
3. Take responsibility
4. Express Gratitude
5. Encourage Feedback
I have spent over a decade helping trainees and established employees flourish in the QSR, Retail, and Tech industries. My goal in any context is to help people grow into active contributors to both the bottom line and healthy culture.