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2022: A Year in Review

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This month we are revisiting a few top topics from 2022 that we will continue to discuss as we move forward into 2023. As our companies continue to grow and leadership skills continue to develop in 2023, it will be important to continue to:

  • Ensure a proper channel for employee feedback
  • Learn to harness the power of words
  • Create the proper conditions for teams to grow and prosper in the workplace

Assessing Employee Performance

Imagine, the senior management team locking themselves into a conference room and, based on yearly employee reviews, begin assigning numbers to employees based on their value and performance, in other words the Annual Performance Review. But the truth of the matter is the Annual Performance review actually does little to develop your team or retain your team members.

While the typical Annual Performance Review is Dead (or at least it should be), that does not mean information on performance is not critical. Feedback is one of the most essential aspects of leadership, and employees need well chosen, specific, and useful feedback to reach their full potential.

As we move into 2023, it is essential as leaders we continue consistently provide both critical and positive feedback. Being mindful to give recognition when recognition is due and constructive criticism when clarity is needed.

Wisdom with Words

Going into 2023, as leaders we will face both easy conversations and difficult conversations. While none of us relish having those difficult conversations, when they are approached in the right way, they can result in win-win outcomes that lead to strengthened relationships and improved performance, as well as new and better ways of doing things. It is vital to understand that if we want to have a positive impact on those we wish to lead, we need to pay attention to the words we use.

As leaders’ word are one of the most powerful tools we have. We can use them to connect, motivate, influence, and teach. Or we can use them to teardown, berate, humiliate, and create distance.

As we come upon a new year, it is important that we continue to develop our effectiveness as leaders by choosing how we deliver messages. We must strive to use our words to build bridges rather than create chasms.

High-Performing Leadership and Teamwork

Conventional wisdom tells us that teams outperform individuals. This is generally true, but only when the conditions are right. The culture within a company can make or break the overall success of the employees and the organization. As leaders we must remember when creating a culture of teamwork, it is important to recognize that the goal is not efficiency but effectiveness in the form of superior results

To create a high-performing teams, we must be high-performing leaders. Leading people is hard work because it requires a broad range of competencies. Some likely come naturally while others do not. As we begin 2023, what new habit will you develop for your own growth and development as a leader? What new habits will you encourage those you lead to develop? Perhaps more importantly, what habits will you subtract?

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