If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.  –Maya Angelou

This month’s INC magazine was filled with great tips from leaders on becoming a leader and the short review is – to be a whoareyougreat leader will take work and c-h-a-n-g-e.  The tips abound, are short and to the point and if you want to be a leader, try one – any one – but give it your best and see what transpires.  My favorite was how to help your staff know you!

Who are you?  Who Who?  Now that the Who is rattling around in your brain, how can you help your employees or team to better understand you?  By giving them a user guide to you.  This can make life easier for you, the new employee and the team in general.  It will also give you a reference point to keep your style consistent. Keep it simple and see how you and your team will grow!

  • What are your expectations for each member of the team beyond the job description?
  • What are your values? Do you value speedy work or detailed work?
  • What are your strengths? If you don’t know, check out Strengths Based Leadership – the assessment is part of the price of the book!
  • What are your idiosyncrasies?  Letting others know about your quirks that follow you to work is helpful.
  • How do you want mistakes reported?  I’m a believer that mistakes are learning tools, so letting your team know how to report these problems will help the whole team.
  • Are there any weaknesses your team should know?  How can your team fill the gaps that you have?