People Skills Truths to Unstick Leadership & Teamwork #Peopleskills
by Kate Nasser |
People Skills: From confusion to trust!
As leaders wade into the areas of employee engagement, empowerment, and teamwork, different views that are never discussed get everyone stuck.
So this short post today is meant to put related people skills truths on the table. Explore them, discuss them, and unstick everyone! Innovation, productivity, and high performance are within your reach when you clear the confusion.
People Skills Truths: Lay Them Bare & Unstick Success
- Trust doesn’t have to be blind trust. Believing in each other doesn’t require you to completely overlook signs of trouble or lack of commitment. The truth is there are employees and leaders who subvert the good of the organization and team. Stay awake. It doesn’t mean you lack trust.
- Empowerment is not democracy. I have witnessed many teams incorrectly think empowerment is each person doing what they want. When leaders intervene and “set limits”, mistrust and discontent brew and gets everyone stuck. Even people skills can’t remove the scars.
Leaders, make your vision of empowerment clear. Don’t assume everyone knows. Engage teams to discuss it. Use examples. Explore both empowerment’s freedom and responsibilities. The truth is each person defines it differently if you don’t bring them together!
- Diversity is a universal truth. Respect the differences, learn to love the differences, and find the fit! This unsticks leadership and teamwork as it builds tremendous trust. The truth is if leaders don’t model this in their people skills, they are cheating the teams of full potential and success.
Have these incredibly important people skills discussions with the teams. Don’t assume, don’t fear the conversations, and don’t cheat the teams from the brilliance they can achieve with these truths.
If you would like to add to this list of people skills truths, I would love it! You will help unstick all teams with your experience.
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach™
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Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach™, delivers coaching, consulting, training, and keynotes on leading change, employee engagement, teamwork, and delivering the ultimate customer service. She turns interaction obstacles into interpersonal success. See this site for workshop outlines, keynote footage, and customer results.