Your goal is not to hire the best but to hire the right people who are passionate about your mission, who believe what you believe, and who can get excited about your cause. They will join already motivated, and all you have to do is inspire them to give your mission their best.
If you genuinely want to help someone, give them attention and support. Show them that you care, help them to identify their strengths, and use the attention they desire to help them achieve mastery in things they care about.
There is no universal recipe for becoming a leader. Focus on a couple of your strengths that are making you special in some way. Make yourself unique and worth following.
Onboarding remotely is a challenge. Take ownership of the process. Working from home in a hybrid environment can be great, but you need to do it right, so it doesn’t impact your career and well-being.
Starting a new job often brings a mix of excitement and anxiety. Take a proactive approach and prepare well, clarify expectations with your boss, understand how success will look like, learn fast and methodically, build relationships and alliances, build trust and credibility by going for early wins, keep calm and composed, help others through the change, and have a risk mitigation plan.
Exceptional performance is highly individualized. Combining the right people into a team, so each of them uses their strengths leads to high-performing teams. The Truth About Competency Models Revealed.
Within a small team, people play to their strengths and complement each other. We may have the same overarching goal, but we each contribute in our unique way.
To lead others in the VUCA world, you need to understand the context and the consequences of your actions and inactions, anticipate potential issues and accept that some things are unknown or not under your control, prepare for alternative outcomes and watch out for yet unknown opportunities.
If you want to retain your employees, forget about office perks. Instead, hire leaders who care. Nothing can beat having fulfilling work where people are respected for who they are.