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Get out there

Oct

26

2016

Get out there

You’ve heard that it’s important for leaders to get out of their offices. That can be tough, given the deadlines and pressures you’re facing. Plus, walking around isn’t just to be seen; you need to find authentic and meaningful ways to connect with your people. (No, it’s not enough to wander with a cup of coffee and greet folks, though that’s not a bad start.) What are the specific behaviors you should exhibit in order to have a positive impact on employees and the organization’s bottom line?

Lolly Daskal’s Lead from Within blog post states that you need to smile, ask questions, and listen (and more).  Gallup reported that working with your people’s strengths (rather than fixing weaknesses) and giving recognition and praise drove successful bottom lines.

You can’t do that sitting in your office, can you?

How are you connecting with your people to improve outcomes? Comment below or message us here.

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  1. I am leading a large supply chain improvement project and our team comes from all over the country to work in a centralized location. I have an office in the satellite location, but I usually sit in the “bull pen” area with the bulk of the team. I am amazed at what I hear and learn about the project by just being around the team. it also provides great opportunities to interact with team members on a number of levels, both social and business related. it has been a great learning for me.

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