Personal Development

Managers – Does Your Team Trust You? Find Out!

​Are you exhibiting these 5 traits to your employees? If not, they don’t TRUST you.
A message and plea to people managers:
Employees who can’t stand one more year with their manager are getting ready to fly. I, and others, will help them leave.
Here are FIVE things you MUST do daily with your employees if you don’t want that to happen:
1. Be OPEN and HONEST. This is a two-way street: Be open with your team, and open to their ideas and input. Always tell the truth.

2. Be COMPETENT. You don’t have to know it all. If you aren’t competent in your position, your team won’t respect you. Find a mentor to help you create a plan to grow as a manager.
3. Be DEPENDABLE. Don’t promise things and not follow through. Do what you say you’re going to do.
4. Be FAIR. Playing favorites kills morale and will cost you.
5. Show you CARE. Your employees must feel you consider their well-being when making decisions and care about what’s important to them. Share their burdens.
Do you exhibit these 5 trust-builders? All five are needed. Not sure? Ask them.
In 2018, commit to invest in the time to become the manager your employees will be torn to ever leave.

I Dropped the Ball!

​I completely dropped the ball today. Not once: THREE times.
→ I was late for my first in-person client meeting because people in Charlotte drive like they’ve lost their mind when it rains. And I got every red light for miles.
→ I forgot my laptop charger at home so my computer died while I was going over a career report with my second client.
→ I completely forgot to call a third client because we scheduled over email instead of through my scheduling tool and I forgot to add it to my calendar.
Today was a life lesson that sometimes how we REACT to what happens to us ruins our day more than what actually happens to us.
I made a decision to refuse to let these set backs bring me down.
When the nits of life try to pull you down, hold up your fists and shout, “Get behind me! I’m not going down today!”